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Say goodbye to bland Subaru sedans

By SYF77 on 29 Nov 2010

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We can finally say goodbye to bland Subaru sedans. Subaru appears to be getting on the stylish compact sedan bandwagon with its sleek, new LA Show-bound Impreza concept. Spearheading the brand's "Confidence in Motion" design language, the low and wide concept wears a more stylish interpretation of the Legacy's nose while losing the awkward lines found on previous Imprezas.

Aerodynamics are emphasized by a flowing roof line, rear diffuser and air splitters, while the squat stance is intended to exude confidence. Though this first image from the Japanese manufacturer shows off a vehicle with a bolder design, some changes will definitely be made for the production model. For example, door handles and side view mirrors are missing on the concept.

Expect the interior to feature the wraparound treatment of the current Impreza's dashboard, but updated and evolved with an integrated navigation screen. A new addition is an EyeSight camera mounted at the front of the roof (likely above the rear-view mirror) in order to help analyze the car's surroundings and prevent collisions.

This also marks the introduction of the new 2.0-liter Boxer engine with the Lineartronic CVT. The engine is a naturally aspirated, lower displacement version of the 2.5-liter 224-hp (167 kW) turbocharged engine used on the 2011 Subaru Forester.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Friendstar Nov 29 2010 11:11 AM
This is what we have been waiting for!!!
Jamesc Nov 29 2010 11:17 AM
Looks like cross between Lance EX, S40 and IS250.
Jamesc Nov 29 2010 11:18 AM
sorry typo - Lancer.
Watwheels Nov 29 2010 01:03 PM
CVT? NA? Perhaps only good to look at. More like "Pass Motion". biggrin.gif
Zaxx Nov 29 2010 02:42 PM
thank god there is hope amongst the japanese car designers
Proton_neutron Nov 29 2010 03:01 PM
Looks only like an update from the current Legacy Sedan....
Crazecow Nov 29 2010 05:45 PM
Looks good man!! The Toyota FT86 is nice, this is great too!!

But its looks like transformers car in the movies....
VellfireS Nov 29 2010 06:46 PM
Still looks like Legacy...
Genes Nov 29 2010 09:51 PM
the wheel arches shout mazda leh....
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