Subaru held the world premiere of the Impreza 5-door Concept car during the 44th Tokyo Motor Show held recently in Japan. This slick hatchback is expected impress enthusiasts when it comes out in the market sometime late next year.
The 5-Door Concept takes its inspiration from the design of the next-generation Impreza envisioned as the first Subaru model in “Prominence 2020,” which is Fuji Heavy Industries’ (FHI’s) mid-term design vision. The concept car is envisioned as an entry model in the Subaru line-up with design elements typifying a dynamic and solid Subaru.
The Impreza 5-Door Concept’s front, sides and rear are seamlessly joined in the dynamic and 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 compact body.
Subaru’s design expression of “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” 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.
The Subaru look is seen in the wide and 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.
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 the Subaru all-wheel-drive.
The powerful shoulder thrusting toward the rear and the wide effect of the rear combination lights, sharing the same motif as the headlights, express a wide and low stance similar to the front, while tightening the cabin appearance. These effects combine to further enhance the sporty impression of the nimble five-door style.
The concept car is 4,400 millimeters long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,440 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. The car is shod with 235/40 R19 tires.