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So the last week we saw that the new Impreza got a bit of a sneak peak. Now here are the full view of the new Impreza.

Check out more images here: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/08/spy-shots-2012-subaru-impreza-shows-its-face/

Maybe with some nice wheels, lowered, exhaust, and an STi wing, this Impreza will look great! We’ll wait for the WRX / STi versions to come out to fully judge the new Impreza!

So our good friends over at Autoblog had this great report stating that the 2012 Impreza with its new design team behind it may make it’s official debut at the New York Autoshow in August. Here’s what Autoblog reported:

In speaking with IL, Subaru of America’s executive vice president, Tom Doll, confirmed that the 2012 Impreza will go on sale in the United States in August, meaning that an official reveal at April’s New York Auto Show is very likely.

Autoblog, you made our day. We can’t wait to see what the production version will look like and how the STi version will complete our dreams!

With so many rumors going around it feels like Subaru High School but it’s because Subaru is so good about keeping their lips tight about so many things down the pipeline. There have been buzzings about their Subaru Hybrid Tourer which is focusing on their new design approach.

This is Subaru’s first attempt in making a super gas efficient vehicle. We’re uncertain if this Subaru is based off of the Legacy or Impreza Chassis but this may seem like a whole new platform.


Although these images are merely concept images, you can see where Subaru is going with their Impreza Concept and has applied their design theories onto this Subaru Hybrid Tourer.


Well, the Subaru Hybrid Tourer should be a big hit with its modern design but I’m sure that the concept will be different from the production model but we like where Subaru is going with this!

There have been two polarized sides to people’s view on Subaru’s designs. Some saying that their awkward angles are beautiful and some saying that they’re hideous. Since their new campaign for their 2013 Impreza, their designs have changed to sleeker, more subtle designs.

The good people at Motor Trend have commented that Subaru is beginning to “reinvent” itself through innovative designs and engineering. Motor Trend commented as saying:

Emotional phrasing aside, we think that these two designs — especially the new signature grille and headlight combination — are right on the money and help transport Subaru out of the “dull and boring” basket, and into the “pay attention” category.

This comment is towards their designs for the FT-86 Concept (which we are still waiting on the official name of) and the Impreza / Legacy Models.

Read more what Motor Trend commented about Subaru’s new designs and see if you agree with them!

Well, the Impreza concept car at the LA Autoshow had some mixed reviews. What I keep telling people is that it’s merely a concept. However, people still don’t get it. I’m glad that the people at Subaru have created this video giving us more detail on the interior of the Impreza concept and the way it is laid out. What I really like is the cockpit like interior that they are proposing it will have (something Subaru has been missing out on). Anyways, enough babbling from me, here’s the video:

By now, you’ve seen the internet swarmed with images and video of the new Impreza Concept but here is the press conference from the LA Autoshow from last week. In this Press Conference, the key people in Subaru and Fuji Heavy (The parent company of Subaru) explain their concept on this new Impreza and explain the design.

Watch here:

 

So the Subaru booth at the LA Autoshow (going on this week) made a presentation on their new Impreza concept. The good folks over at Autoblog snapped these photos:

Now this is NOT the production model so before everyone says “How do you get in there without door handles?” most concept cars are like this. They want to go to the extremes in styling to get some reaction. So far, it’s been pretty positive.

The thing that jumps out at us is the aggressive aero dynamics that this concept Impreza has. Also, take note that the rear c-pillar is low and long which a lot of ‘sportier’ sedans are adopting.

The rear shows more of the aerodynamic characteristics that we were mentioning with a diffuser in plain sight along with vents. Very sporty!

Concept cars are a mash ups of dreamy items and production thoughts… however, I doubt carbon fiber accented wheels won’t make it into production. Notice the rather large brakes borrowed from the STi! Could those make it into production?

If you want to see more of these pictures, make your way over to Autoblog!