2015 Tokyo: Subaru pulls the sheets off of the Impreza 5-Door Concept

Subaru was next to reveal one of their concepts on the web, due for a world premiere at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Meet the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept, a pitch at the next-generation five-door hatchback variant to the all-new Impreza, and it’s certainly quite the looker.

The current and outgoing Impreza 5-door is blander than a the color beige on an old Camry, though with this new concept, Subaru seeks to make the next-generation model much more attractive and upscale in its appearance.

Styled and heavily influenced after the previous concepts like the 2013 Legacy Concept and the recent VIZIV Future Concept, both of which employ Subaru’s latest design language. This language could actually be seen with the latest production WRX and WRX STI. But like those models, it wouldn’t be a little bit unreasonable to expect to be let down slightly with the production variants since the production WRX and WRX STI models didn’t quite particularly resemble their concept versions as closely as we’d like.

Nonetheless, the next-gen Subaru Impreza 5-Door is shaping up to be a much better looking car than the current model. That’s a step, I guess…

Check out the press release after the jump.

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Subaru “Impreza 5-Door Concept” Makes World Debut at Tokyo Motor Show 2015

October 28, 2015

Tokyo, October 28, 2015 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today unveiled the “Impreza 5-Door Concept” at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015.
Main Features of Impreza 5-Door Concept
The Impreza 5-Door Concept is a design concept car previewing the next-generation Impreza which is to be the first one of Subaru’s next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020″ announced in May 2014. While positioned as an entry model in the Subaru lineup, its compact body features a blend of bold expressions of Subaru’s Dynamic & Solid design elements and a quality feel beyond its class – hinting at the design direction not only of the new Impreza but of Subaru’s future models as a whole.

The front, sides, and rear are seamlessly joined in the Dynamic & Solid surface structure, creating a three-dimensional and solid body that is a feature of Subaru styling. The dynamism is enhanced by well-placed character lines on the 5-door style compact body shape. The design expression of “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind”, the value that Subaru provides to its customers, is fully pursued within the limits of the C-segment body size. In the area of functionality essential to a Subaru car, excellent aerodynamic performance is achieved while blending this functionality into the styling. The sense of quality is raised by the choice of high-luminance silver, having the genuine luster of metal, as exterior color.

• Front
The Subaru look is seen in the Wide & Low stance with its sporty impression, and in the unified three-dimensional structure extending from the hexagonal grille that symbolizes the Subaru identity to the hawk-eye headlights. The front face plays the role of starting point from which the front flows via the sides to the rear, with each part uniting into a solid form.

• Sides
The rich inflection of the character line extending from the front fender to the door panels and rear shoulder, and the line rising energetically toward the rear from the lower door panel, give dynamism to the solid body surface. The powerfully extended fender flares express the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive.

• Rear
The rear combination lights sharing the same motif as the headlights, as well as the powerful shoulders over the rear fenders thrusting all the way toward the rear combination lights, express a Wide & Low stance similar to the front. The tightened cabin silhouette enhances the sporty impression of the nimble 5-door style.

Main Specifications
Body size (overall length × width × height): 4,400 × 1,880 × 1,440 mm
Wheelbase: 2,670 mm
Tire size: 235/40 R19
Seating capacity: 5 persons

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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