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Subaru's sharp-looking Impreza 5-Door Concept hints at new model looks

Subaru's sharp-looking Impreza...
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has a wide and low stance on the road
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has a wide and low stance on the road
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept has hawk-eye headlights
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept has hawk-eye headlights
The fog lights of the Impreza 5-Door Concept complement its headlights
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The fog lights of the Impreza 5-Door Concept complement its headlights
The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 1,440 mm (56.7 in) tall
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 1,440 mm (56.7 in) tall
The Impreza 5-Door Concept from Subaru
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept from Subaru
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has lines along its profile designed to give a sense of dynamism
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept has lines along its profile designed to give a sense of dynamism
The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 4,400 mm (173.2 in) long
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 4,400 mm (173.2 in) long
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has combination lights at the rear that share the same motif as the headlights
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept has combination lights at the rear that share the same motif as the headlights
Wheel detaiing: The Impreza 5-Door Concept
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Wheel detaiing: The Impreza 5-Door Concept
The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 1,880 mm (74 in) wide
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept measures 1,880 mm (74 in) wide
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has a wide and low stance on the road
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The Impreza 5-Door Concept has a wide and low stance on the road
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Subaru has unveiled its new Impreza 5-Door Concept. Focussing on the design features of the next-generation Impreza, rather than the drive-train or tech, it has a compact, streamlined and sculptural look aimed at reinforcing the Impreza's sporty reputation.

Described by Gizmag's eyes-on-the-ground team as "looking pretty sharp in the metal," the 5-Door Concept measures 4,400 x 1,880 x 1,440 mm (173.2 x 74 x 56.7 in) and has the solid, wide and low stance on the road enhanced by flared front fenders. There are hawk-eye headlights and combination lights at the rear that share the same motif. A high-luminance silver finish, meanwhile, is aimed at giving the lustrous sense of metal.

The Impreza 5-Door Concept has hawk-eye headlights
The Impreza 5-Door Concept has hawk-eye headlights

Further details are very limited, other than Subaru's assurance of "excellent aerodynamics." In an interesting aside, the company made a promise during the press conference that it will have a car that can drive autonomously on the motorway by 2020.

The Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Source: Subaru

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GetBent
Looks nice, but will it haul all my gear and tow my trailer across fields and down logging roads like my Saab 9-3 did?