The Subaru WRX Concept was the only concept car to be mentioned among our Editors' Choice favorites for New York Auto Show debuts this year – snagging the No. 3 spot nonetheless – due to what it could mean to the future of Subaru if it indeed becomes a reality. Now that we've caught our breath from walking countless miles through the Javits Center, Subaru has released a brief video of design boss Osamu Namba describing some of the exterior styling elements of the sporty concept sedan.

While this video is just your basic walkaround that gives no mention of the concept's inspiration or what we can expect from the next-generation WRX, it is still fun to watch Namba explain many of the car's design elements including the more aggressive face, the quadruple exhaust outlets and the signature flared wheel arches and side outlet fender vents. If you liked the WRX Concept as much as we did, scroll down to watch this short video.


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      Jay-Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is such an excellent looking concept and a great walkaround by the man in charge.
      Jasonn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tell me more Osamu Namba!!!
      Tabs Luther
      • 2 Years Ago
      Safety standards have ruined the "sleekness" of cars today. The door handles are where glass used to be :'(. This looks good from the front until you see where that high belt-line terminates at the awkward hump at the back. I will just drool over the one I squashed in photoshop a little bit to mourn what could have been.
      Andy Smith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great looking car. Hope it doesn't get "tamed" down too much for production.
        ZOZ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andy Smith
        I agree it looks great. Funny thing about Subaru cars is you usually hate their styling (for me 90% of the time) or love them. I really hope this one stays in love side and I'll be driving one in a few years ;)
      ravingricefarmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      subaru being a subaru, i wouldnt hold breath for this to become a production model. as great this looks, looking forward to it will only bring disappointment i pray to be proven wrong.
      Sarevok
      • 2 Years Ago
      There better be a hatch version. If they improve the fuel economy as much as they did with the base impreza, other hot hatches won't have a chance.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sarevok
        Agreed. A hatchback WRX is mandatory. A practical sportscar has defined the WRX for years now - few other cars are as fast or fun to drive, and still let you throw a whole ton of stuff in the back. This design looks like it could easily be transformed into a hatchback, but I fear that just like how Subaru stopped selling the Legacy wagon in the US, they might think its better for the WRX to be sedan-only. That would suck.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      if only
      Autoholics Anonymous
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing looks awesome! I hope it makes it to production like this so I can test drive one.
      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      this guy looks like he pooped himself standing
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      His name is too close to sounding like Obama, so Scooby needs to fire him.
        bokdol
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        your actually trying to bring politics into a car forum. people must really hate you. or you are really stupid
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the concept. Hope that Subaru doesn't mess up the production model (like they usually do). And it would be a real shame because this concept actually looks pretty darn near production-ready. Throw on some smaller rims, give it some regular mirrors and door handles. Change the rake of the windshield a little. Give the carbon fiber roof to the eventual STI version, while giving the WRX a traditional steel one to keep costs down. Make these changes and a few more and this concept could theoretically be production-ready. Unfortunately I just don't think that will happen, but its a hope.
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