An impressive Impreza

by • January 8, 2016 • NewsComments (0)6021

The Impreza Sedan Concept is a design previewing the next-generation Impreza. Subaru previewed the next-generation Impreza hatchback at the Tokyo Motor Show, and now the appropriately named Impreza Sedan Concept displays how that concept looks in four-door form. Like the five-door, Subaru says the styling elements on display here point towards the company’s future design direction, not to mention the next-generation Impreza sedan that’ll arrive late next year.

Other than some darkened trim and slight tweaks to the lower air dam, the sedan and hatch concepts are essentially identical forward of the B-pillar. They even feature the same scalloped character line down the sides. The rear shape echoes the front’s angular styling and also shares the five-door’s C-shaped taillights.

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The Impreza Sedan Concept shares a similar footprint as the 2015 Impreza four-door. The wheelbase grows by an inch, to 105.1. However, overall length drops by about the same amount to 179.3 inches. In an effort to increase manufacturing efficiency, this new platform will be shared with all future Subaru models.

Production of the Impreza will begin in 2016, and the car will be available to the public later in the year. The Impreza will also be made in Subaru’s U.S. production plant, located in Indiana, and Subaru estimates it should create 1200 jobs.

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