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Subaru previews future Impreza with stylish concept

October 28, 2015

Subaru is unveiling a futuristic Impreza five-door concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, previewing the humble hatch’s new design direction.

Subaru Impreza concept 2015 Tokyo show

The company says the concept “previews the next generation Impreza”, indicating a clear and concrete insight into the next model. It showcases a completely new styling theme, aside from the front grille which is an interpretation of the current layout.

At the front there’s a pair of slimline LED “hawk-eye” C-shape headlights, sharp panel contours, and a sporty lower lip section. A set of muscular front guards gives off the impression of width and stance.

The glasshouse area seems to be quite short, also helping to provide a low and wide stance, while the taillights match the headlights in terms of being slim and C-shaped.

Subaru says the Impreza concept not only previews the next model, it also gives us an indication of its future design language in general. So we can expect the next family of Liberty and Forester models to adopt a similar design.

In related news, Subaru is also unveiling the VIZIV SUV concept at the Tokyo event, presenting autonomous driving technology and a downsized turbo hybrid powertrain.

The Tokyo shows starts today, local time. Stay tuned for plenty of updates over the next 24 hours.

Subaru Impreza concept 2015-rear

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.