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Built to express possible future Subaru design
elements, the Impreza Design Concept conveys a sporty and lively four-door
coupe style. The Impreza Concept combines environmental compatibility and
comfortable ride of the Impreza with the trusted performance that Subaru's
Symmetrical All Wheel Drive provides. The designers blended two ideas - "dynamic
flow and confident stance" - to showcase Subaru's engineering core values of
dynamic performance, safety, driving enjoyment and quality. The Impreza Design
Concept features a roomy four-passenger interior.
From the front, the
Impreza Design Concept is clearly recognizable as a Subaru, with a hexagonal
grille with spread wings in the center and hawk eye-style headlights. At the
same time, the front view previews a new direction for the brand's design, with
the hood, grille and headlights designed to project three-dimensional character.
Fin-shaped fog lamps, which follow the wing motif, emphasize a fresh
expression of Subaru identity. The car's low-and-wide stance is meant to convey
reliability, security, and safety. The design of the prominent wheel arches echo
that message while also emphasizing the vehicle's All-Wheel Drive technology.
The new-generation Legacy debuted this design feature.
In profile, the
Impreza Design Concept shows a sleek, continuous line from the A-pillar, along
the roof and through the C-pillar. The design yields both a roomy cabin and
excellent aerodynamic performance. Subaru designers applied simple and clean
lines and surfaces rather than complicated forms. This produces a contrast with
the powerful fender design and results in a lean side view, accented by satin
silver window frames. The wedge-shaped side rear-view cameras sit along the
sharp line of the A-pillar.
At the rear, the hexagonal theme repeats with
a garnish that radiates outward from the center. The rear lights also follow a
sharp-edged theme, and are stretched into the body sides to join the character
line along the car's flanks. The taillamp design features a unique layering and
gradation to create the impression of depth.
The front and rear bumper
corners, shaped in the wind tunnel, contribute to the car's overall aerodynamic
efficiency. Diffusers on the underside of the rear bumper and the rear deck
emphasize sportiness and also do their part for aerodynamics, contributing to
vehicle fuel efficiency. The Sky Silver exterior color underscores the Impreza
Design Concept's stylish and dynamic silhouette, and suggests a silver tone to
be used on the next generation of Subaru vehicles. The high-luster silver
aluminum wheels, with their five-twin-spoke design, convey vehicle lightness and
agility. Carbon fins garnish the spokes, aiding brake cooling.
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