Will the next Subaru Impreza hatch look anything likes this concept? If the Japanese company’s history has taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t hold your breath.
The study was revealed last year in Tokyo before arriving at the Chicago Auto Show this week, without any changes.
In concept form, the vehicle is 4,400mm (173.2in) long, 1,880mm (74.0in) wide and 1,440mm (56.7in) tall, with a 2,670mm (105.1in) wheelbase, meaning that it is slightly shorter, lower and wider than the current Impreza.
The production Impreza will be the company’s first car to ride on the new “Global Platform”, which will eventually underpin most Subaru models, including a future full-size crossover. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions will improve in the upcoming Impreza, as the carmaker is reportedly developing a new generation of horizontally opposed powertrains, with cylinder deactivation and direct injection.
Subaru’s Impreza range will include a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback and a replacement for the XV Crosstrek. Some of these models might debut by the end of 2016.