• Jun 27, 2007
We got our first official look at the redesigned 2008 Subaru Impreza back in April at the New York Auto Show. At that time we saw the standard and WRX variants and assumed that there would probably be more to come. It now appears that another shoe has dropped in the form of a new Impreza Outback model.
How well the traditional Outback two-tone treatment comes off on the new Impreza design is debatable, but we were generally more impressed with the other Imprezas in the metal than in photos so hopefully that will carry over to the Outback.

[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the two-tone works too!

      Thankfully there is no massive amount of lower door cladding. I think that helps to visually lengthen the body, which - to me - appears too short for the hood.

      Whatever!

      Either way, I am STi bound in 2009!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugly as sin.

      Will somebody please tell Subaru that Tu-Tone got played out in 1985? That is one stubborn company. They must have a 70 year old japanese man leading the design team.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I disagree, the two-tone plays out beautifully on the normal Legacy based Outback as well as the Audi All-Road.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Outback's styling fits the Impreza's tall height better than the base design.

      And I still maintain that the only problem with the new Impreza's design is the height; drop both the beltline and the overall height by a few inches, and it'd be perfect.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The two-tone paint actually helps to offset the odd proportions. It missed its mark on being rugged, but it seems to make the car look a bit less like a Kia Spectra. It's not great, but it's a step in the right direction.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Having said this, the Outback styling improves the appearance, but the Mazda3 is far superior.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree that the 2-tone paint improves the Impreza's looks. Those wheels help, too. The bottom line, though, is that this is not a great design. It wouldn't stop me from buying one, and I do like the interior, but nothing about this design screams "Gotta have it."