• Feb 8, 2011
Subaru Impreza Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We were smitten with Subaru's Impreza Concept from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The production version will certainly be toned down for normal road use, and a report from Inside Line states that we could see the next-generation Impreza bow sooner than expected. In speaking with IL, Subaru of America's executive vice president, Tom Doll, confirmed that the 2012 Impreza will go on sale in the United States in August, meaning that an official reveal at April's New York Auto Show is very likely.

Like the current model, the 2012 Impreza will be offered in both sedan and five-door hatchback body styles, powered by the automaker's revised 2.5-liter Boxer flat-four that debuted in the 2011 Forester. We hope that Subaru keeps many of the Impreza Concept's lines intact for the production car, especially since we drool at the thought of what the STI-fettled version will look like.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else see a lot of Ford design language in this concept?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yup. Toss some more chrome on it and you have yourself a Taurus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The biggest reason I don't own a WRX at the moment is the interior. I don't mind that it's simple (in fact I prefer it to be), but it just feels to cheep and plasticy at the moment that it's hard to look past. Especially when you compare it to the GTI.

      Upgrade the interior, get rid of the junky plastic, and you have me as a customer.

        • 3 Years Ago
        I owned an '02. Among all the thing wrong with that car, the interior was OK for the price point. The new ones took a step back in terms of materials, and I never understood why.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where's the wing?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is with the Hood Scoop.

        Still on the WRX and STI, not on the naturally aspirated Impreza.

        The hood scoop and wing will be along a year afterward.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The last Suburu that caught my attention was the SVX years ago . Well Suburu you have done it again with this cleanly styled car . CONGRATS .
      You now make me look forward to your version of the FT - 86 . I naturally figured the Toyota version would be better looking , but now I'm not so sure .
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally, Subaru is realeasing a beautiful car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually, I see the 2012 Impreza being able to hit 35 mpg highway with the new 2.5L engine along with the CVT. The Legacy gets 31 mpg, doesn't look like it is remotely aerodynamic and it's 3400 lbs. I would assume that if the Impreza is 300 lbs less, and more aerodynamic than the Legacy, it should be breaking the 35 mpg mark.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the production model looks anything close to this, you're looking at my next car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Scion tC and an Acura had illicit relations.
        • 3 Years Ago
        this looks like a tc or at least wat the 2nd gen tc should have looked like.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm... for my shopping list (If I had one in 2012) it would be the only competitor to Focus in compact car market.
      msnoellenoelle
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the current JDM Mazda 6, front fender and all.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Quite pretty but extemely derivative. Mazda/Ford with bits of Volt... The only original design seems to be the stop lights, and in the funny Subaru tradition they appear to be as original as they're ungainly. Or maybe they're just quirky, which is not a bad thing, I'm not sure...

      Hopefully this is a good start for Subaru new design direction where they can finally arrive at making cars that are both handsome and original.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOOKS AWESOME
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