• Feb 6, 2010
The big premiere for Subaru at next month's Geneva Motor Show will be the new Impreza VX. The all-wheel-drive specialist hasn't yet provided any images of the car, but judging from the description in the press release, it sounds as if this Europe-only model is pretty much the Outback Sport we get here.

A unique grille, wheel arches and roof rails visually set the VX apart from standard Imprezas. Propulsion comes via a choice of 2.0-liter boxer-fours, fueled by either gasoline or diesel. The Impreza VX goes on sale in Europe this summer.

Joining the Impreza VX on the stand will be the Hybrid Tourer Concept that we first saw at Tokyo last fall, as well as the plug-in Stella. The press release is after the jump.

[Source: Subaru]

PRESS RELEASE

Exhibition Outline of the 80th Geneva International Motor Show

Tokyo, February 5, 2010 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the "SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT" as an European premiere and unveil the "Subaru Impreza XV" as a world premiere, which will be marketed this summer in Europe, at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show slated for March in Geneva, Switzerland (Press day: March 2 and 3; Open to the public from March 4 through 14).

It will also showcase the "Subaru Plug-in STELLA", a production electric vehicle launched in Japan last year, "BOXER DIESEL" models, and highlight Subaru's unique Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine technologies. With these exhibits and throughout the booth design, FHI will showcase Subaru's efforts to integrate enjoyable and reliable driving with environmentally friendly solutions. The press conference by President Ikuo Mori is scheduled at the Subaru booth on March 2, 2010 at 15.45h

Employing the Subaru's core technology of "Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)" and "Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine", the "SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT" reflects Subaru's vision of the future grand touring car. Presented with an eye-catching sculpted exterior design, the concept offers an ideal combination of Subaru's authentic driving performance, all-round safety features and environmental friendliness provided by its unique hybrid system.

The "Subaru Impreza XV", developed on the basis of the iconic Impreza 5-door model, offers a new crossover styling. Exclusively designed front grille and wheel arch, and specially equipped roof rails and a roof spoiler accentuate the uniqueness of this special Impreza version. The available 2.0-litre Horizontally-opposed petrol engine and the turbo BOXER DIESEL engine comply with European EURO 5 regulations for enhanced environmental friendliness.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Where is FT-86 version of Subaru? I still don't think Subaru can make it looks better than the one from the company that designed Supra.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's XV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it's the same as our Outback Sport, I believe that is the same as the Legacy Estate sold in Europe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      subarus get fatter every year.
        • 4 Years Ago
        fat cars still get worse mpg due to worse aerodynamic cross-section
        • 4 Years Ago
        Considering Subaru's sales keep going up, maybe more fat people are buying them...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm also not a fond of the fatties, however they are bringing the weight down or at least keeping it the same so I can't complain too much.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bigger and roomier yes, weight wise, the current generation isn't much heavier, if in fact it is heavier at all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        For some weird reason, I find the driver's seat on the 2009 Impreza to be way less roomy than the ~2006 Subaru Impreza. Not sure what changed, but I think it might be the expanding center console. Lots of leg chafing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everytime I see the picture of the car in the post above, my stomach rises a bit... that car is disgusting to look at.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm still waiting on my Subaru diesel...

      Bang for your buck theory.... Diesel > hybrid.
      kentawilson
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had a VX. A 92 civic VX. That thing was slow but got awesome gas mileage. Driving a SC400 makes me miss it everyday.
      giggles123
      • 4 Years Ago
      Um... im confused. is it the subaru vx or xv???
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whatever it is called. It would look a million times nicer without that ugly ass bi-color scheme that Subaru is so fond of...
        • 4 Years Ago
        If any company can pull off a two tone paint scheme its Subaru,

        though i do agree that those tail lights have to go...

        • 4 Years Ago
        I know straight from the 90's or those half-done Civics you see on the road.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring on the FT-86, or whatever Subaru is calling it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Btw, Subaru is also dangerous as Toyota.
      Subaru also share their mechanical component with Toyota.

      Why does not Subaru recall their vehicle?
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's very little to no parts sharing with Toyota. Toyota has only been involved in the creation of the FT-86 concept, which btw is Subaru mechanicals in that car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Btw, Subaru is also dangerous as Toyota.
        Subaru also share their mechanical component with Toyota.

        Why does not Subaru recall their vehicle?"
        ~~~

        Awesomest. Post. Ever.
        ZERO facts, no articulation, may not even be posted from an English speaking person,
        but you have to love his sheer gusto!

        Made my weekend...
      • 4 Years Ago
      haha ok that looks like it has a 5 o'clock beard... but somehow on its ass...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn it! Cannot unsee!
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