subaru design concept previews styling of next-generation impreza

  • World premiere of two Subaru design studies, the Impreza 5-Door Concept
  • Japan-only WRX STI S207 limited edition with more power and quicker handling

The Subaru Impreza 5-door Concept made its world debut today at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show today, previewing the design not only of the next-generation Impreza but Subaru’s future models as a whole.

New Impreza 5-door Concept

The Impreza 5-door Concept offers all the functionality essential to Subaru and its customers. The concept achieves a higher level of aerodynamic performance while blending form with function, resulting in thoroughly modern styling which hints at how future versions of the car will look.

The Impreza 5-door Concept’s sense of quality and modernity is achieved through the choice of a luminous silver as the exterior colour, adding a hint of lustre to the clean, sharp lines of the car. The design study exhibits a wide and low stance, suggestive of the innate stability that Subaru is famed for. The hexagonal grille develops Subaru’s visual identity further, while the concept’s front combination lamps exhibit a bold reinterpretation of Subaru’s hallmark ‘hawk-eye’ headlights.

The Impreza 5-door Concept boasts a dynamic look and stance, a result of strong, clean character lines extending from the front wheel arch to the rear shoulders. The front and rear combination lights have been designed to express a powerful, modern look, with the taut lines and compact silhouette of the car further enhancing the concept’s sportiness and stability.

New Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition

Subaru also took the opportunity at Tokyo to launch a limited edition WRX STI, the S207. Due to go on sale in Japan towards the end of this year with just 400 cars being made, the WRX STI S207 is built off the WRX STI sports saloon, but features a specially-tuned engine with a higher power output – elevated to 328 PS. The car’s ultra-quick, precise handling has also been modified, with the adoption of a quicker steering ratio of 11.0:1, developing the involving and immediate character of the WRX STI. A revised front bumper design and larger rear spoiler add to the exclusive design of the S207. There are no plans to bring the special edition to Europe.

For more information Subaru’s presence at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, visit http://www.subaru-global.com/2015tokyo.html.

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