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Subaru unveils five-door Impreza concept

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The Subaru Impreza five-door concept made its world debut at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show this week, previewing the design for Subaru’s future models.

The Impreza concept offers all the functionality essential to Subaru and its customers. It achieves a higher level of aerodynamic performance while blending form with function, resulting in thoroughly modern styling, which hints at how future versions of the car will look.

The new five-door model’s sense of quality and modernity is achieved through the choice of luminous silver as the exterior colour. The design study exhibits a wide and low stance, suggestive of the innate stability that Subaru is famed for. 

Looking at the exterior, the hexagonal grille develops Subaru’s visual identity further, while the concept’s front combination lamps exhibit a bold reinterpretation of Subaru’s hallmark ‘hawk-eye’ headlights.

According to the carmaker, the front and rear combination lights have been designed to express a powerful, modern look, with the taut lines and compact silhouette of the car further enhancing the concept’s sportiness and stability.

Subaru also took the opportunity to launch a limited edition WRX STI, the S207. Due to go on sale in Japan towards the end of this year with just 400 cars being made.

The WRX STI S207 is built on the foundations of the WRX STI sports saloon, but features a specially-tuned engine with a higher power output – elevated to324bhp.

The car’s precise handling has also been modified, with the adoption of a quicker steering ratio, developing the involving and immediate character of the WRX STI.

In terms of looks, a revised front bumper design and larger rear spoiler add to the exclusive design of the S207. However, there are currently no plans to bring the special edition to Europe.


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