After showing a Subaru Impreza hatchback concept at the Tokyo auto show a few weeks ago, Subaru is previewing another bodystyle of its compact car with the Impreza sedan concept that will make its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show next week. The next-generation Subaru Impreza is expected to arrive sometime next year as a 2017 model.
This teaser photo of the sedan concept shows an aggressive stance similar to the hatchback concept, with swoopier character lines and a lower front end. The biggest difference, of course, is the sedan’s trunklid, which is stubby and features a rear spoiler. As is the current trend with sedans, the Impreza concept’s rear window is also much more sharply raked than on the current Impreza sedan. Recent spy photos of a Subaru Impreza sedan prototype (pictured below) hint that the production car won’t be quite this extreme, but should still adopt a lower, sportier appearance compared with the outgoing Impreza sedan’s upright greenhouse.
All versions of the 2017 Subaru Impreza will ride on a new modular platform from Subaru, and will use an updated version of the current 2.0-liter boxer four combined with the brand’s signature all-wheel-drive system. A hybrid powertrain is also likely to join the lineup, with a possible plug-in version to follow. Subaru has previously indicated it intends to introduce a plug-in hybrid car by 2018.
We’ll learn more about the future of the Subaru Impreza when this concept makes its official debut next week at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.