Subaru has showcased the next generation Impreza at the Tokyo Motor Show. The company says it will usher in a new standardised platform for Subaru on which the other cars will also be based.
The manufacturer says that this five-door Impreza concept reflects the manufacturer's upcoming cars portfolio as a whole. The concept displayed is a five-door model that is 4400mm in length, 1880mm in width and 1440mm in height. The car has a wheelbase of 2670mm and if the production version retains the overall design of the concept, its shape will be more like a conventional hatchback than the current car. The concept features a new grille with large front air intakes and sharp sweptback headlamps. The wrap-around tail lamps are also similar in shape and the car boasts of a prominent lip rear spoiler.
The upcoming Impreza will employ a mill from the new generation of engines that feature cylinder deactivation technology. This powerplant is expected to be far more superior in terms of power and efficiency in comparison to the current engine that is a 1.6-litre flat four engine producing 112bhp of power. This comes mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
The new Impreza will be launched in late 2016 as a 2017 model and will be the first amongst the futuristic Subarus. The test mules have been already spied testing and more details will emerge with their sightings.