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Subaru's new Impreza - Not Imprezzive

By BenCee on 25 Apr 2011

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Subaru has unveiled the all-new fourth-generation Impreza at the New York Motor Show, which it claims to be more efficient than the outgoing model.

Which is all well and good, but what happened to the Subaru of before?

Subaru used to be known for their cutting edge design and technology. Its Legacy models were handsome and understated-looking executive cars, and the Impreza were highly impressive performers, as evidenced by their success in the World Rally Championship during the 1990s.

However, ever since it withdrew from rallying a few years ago, the company seems to be going downhill. The Legacy now looks like a mess, and now we have this dull-looking new Impreza.

I don't know about you, but this new model doesn't come across as very exciting to me. I don't think car enthusiasts will go ga-ga over the new Impreza.

What's happened to Subaru?

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Aaronlkl Apr 25 2011 04:58 PM
Yet another ugly duckling sleep.gif
Friendstar Apr 25 2011 07:44 PM
i would think this new impreza is nicer than the current one.

especially the sedan version.
Iygnaug Apr 25 2011 08:05 PM
suddenly i appreciate current hatchback impreza more......
Ninja Apr 25 2011 08:57 PM
The impreza's are now aimed at the young executive looks rather than sports look now.Boring....
John112 Apr 25 2011 09:33 PM
ugly nvm cost cheaper can liao
Rayoflight Apr 25 2011 09:59 PM
Now it looks so volvoish

the new ah pek legacy can look pretty mean with bodykit, huge rims.
Pocus Apr 25 2011 10:53 PM
For some reasons.....ugly imprezzas will eventually become acceptable in looks especially after the WRX or STi comes out...until the next uglier model comes out.

From Bug eye to pig nose to the current one...it's all the same..
Kangadrool Apr 25 2011 10:55 PM
Problem of being bought over by the big T. Becoming more Toyotalish liao.
Kangadrool Apr 25 2011 10:56 PM
Proton Persona looks much better and oh yes, it was a design years back. Still look good.
Pocus Apr 26 2011 12:36 AM
Proton Persona looks much better? It's basically a Gen 2 right? Very "Malay" feel to it actually.
Rayoflight Apr 26 2011 07:15 AM
I didn't see the link u provided! and got a shock upon seeing the pics

those rear lights are hideous!!

Side profile still looks pretty for the hatch. Interior looks pretty ok..

What happened to their sedan? totally no more presence.
Amgm125 Apr 26 2011 10:40 AM
Best looking impreza of present day is the new 2011 widebody sedan wrx/sti
Best looking impreza of the past few years is the cockeye version
Heartbreakid Apr 26 2011 08:19 PM
Other than the absence of the frameless windows, I thought this upcoming Impreza is much nicer than current Impreza Sedan. Interior should be by far the best looking (dashboard looks kind of like Golf and IS 200, especially the centre console) with quality soft touch plastics to the dashboard and door panels.

Very much looking forward to its arrival in Singapore
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