UPDATE: Andrea Zapatinas was not the designer of the Alfa Romeo-inspired nose that found its way onto the last generation Impreza. Zapatinas was not dismissed, he chose not to renew his contract with FHI.
The good folks over at NASIOC procured the blurry (intentional?) shot above, along with some specs on the Japanese market Impreza. Thankfully, it looks like the de-chromed grille has made another appearance, which, by many accounts, is far better than the one shown on the production car unveiled in New York.