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2011 Subaru Impreza Design Concept


Subaru came to the Los Angeles Auto Show packed with a concept version of the next generation Impreza . The concept looks to be leaner and meaner than the current Impreza and rides along with Subaru’s Symmetrical All Wheel Drive.

The exterior features a hexagonal grille with spread wings in the center and hawk eye-style headlights. The hood, grille, and headlights were designed to project three-dimensional character. The rear gets a garnish that radiates outward from the center, sharp-edged rear lights, and new taillamp.

The interior is defined by a theme of "Dynamic, Enticing, Secure." The smooth integration of the instrument panel with the door trim and armrests suggests sporty yet comfortable driving. The roomy platinum-leather four-seat layout envelops occupants. Dark blue piping and double stitching accent the leather. A "layered" approach to color, with the upper part light platinum and the lower part a shade darker, gives the interior a feeling of spaciousness and sophistication.

The concept is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine mated to a Lineartronicâ„¢ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Updated 11/19/2010: Subaru has just unveiled a pretty cool video of their Impreza Concept, as well as a new series of images. Check them out in our picture gallery. Enjoy!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Subaru of America, Inc. today unveiled the Impreza Design Concept, which previews the carmaker’s new "Confidence in Motion" design and brand strategy. The Impreza Design Concept will remain on display throughout the show, which runs November 19-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Impreza has been Subaru’s global compact car since 1992.

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.

Subaru Impreza Design Concept

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.

Subaru Impreza Design Concept

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.

"Dynamic, Enticing, Secure" Interior

For the Impreza Design Concept’s interior, the designers followed a theme of "Dynamic, Enticing, Secure." The smooth integration of the instrument panel with the door trim and armrests suggests sporty yet comfortable driving. The roomy platinum-leather four-seat layout envelops occupants. Dark blue piping and double stitching accent the leather. A "layered" approach to color, with the upper part light platinum and the lower part a shade darker, gives the interior a feeling of spaciousness and sophistication.

A large display in the center dash combines functions for navigation, vehicle information and audio. The touch panel technology provides ease of use, seamlessly melding information and entertainment features.
The platinum leather-wrapped steering wheel features D-shaped spokes set off by piano-black center sections. The wheel innovatively incorporates its own touch panels, giving the driver easy access to various vehicle functions.

New Safety and Performance

Subaru Impreza Design Concept

Subaru’s own advanced driving-assist EyeSight system is installed along the front edge of the roof. The images the camera takes can be viewed on a monitor in the center of the gauge cluster, positioned for easy visibility. EyeSight is also networked with the latest in collision-prevention technology, underscoring the safety that customers expect from Subaru.

The combination of the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine with a Lineartronic™ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) represents Subaru’s next-generation powertrain. A 2.5-liter version of this engine powers the 2011 Forester.



19 comments:

I’m so impressed with the back frog of this concept! It also looks cool on its dressed-up interior. I just only hope that it was not on an electric motor.

I love the exclusivity of this concept! I also noticed that it looks so elegant on its car lines even on its decent body paint. It’s a good thing as well that it has a very futuristic interior.

It looks very aggressive on its exterior detailing especially on its front design. I also noticed that it looks elegant on its car lines, specifically on its side rim. I just only hope that this concept is not an electric vehicle.

The car lines that this Impreza Design concept had looked so fabulous and elegant on it, I must also say that the headlight of this car is oozing with angst even the interior features are seem so cool.

The interior touch seems so cozy and relaxing. Well, I simply love this Impreza concept. The headlights had lots of angst even the car lines of this concept look so elegant.

I love the interior of this Impreza concept. It seems so cozy. As for the exterior design of this, it only had a simple platform design and styling, but I’m so fond with its frond headlights, so much angst!

@ColbyBrian, Well I really don’t get your point. All I know is that this not a new at all. If we could remember the WTX was based from this concept. Its engine was based from this model and based its performance, we could see on how reliable is this car.

Honestly, I think the Impreza is the most beautiful car that was produced by the Subaru! I like design and the performance of the this car. BTW, my jaw dropped when I saw
its interior plus the seat seems to be comfortable.

Honestly, I like how Subaru manages to be conservative while not really being conservative at the same time. This "concept Impreza" looks like a combination of several other models that other manufacturers already make. It may turn others heads but not mine.

About time for a decent looking Impreza. I just hope they do not add weight in the process as the new Accord-me-too Legacy. What were they smoking?

The platinum leather-wrapped steering wheel features D-shaped spokes set off by piano-black center sections,this is makes the driver easy access to various vehicle.

Such an amazing invented car.,,this is one of a kind cars.,,this concept is too hassle for the users to drive..think so?..

I can say..this car is amazing.,,Why?..It has light platinum and the lower part a shade darker, gives the interior a feeling of spaciousness and sophistication...

This model is The interior is defined by a theme of "Dynamic, Enticing, Secure." The smooth integration of the instrument,sporty yet comfortable.

Otherwise, this car, by it’s reported dimensions, is about the same height at the roof, a bit wider (probably the fender flares), and a bit shorter, both in wheelbase, and over-all length.

it looks so smooth to be driven in muds, sand, and snow. for sure many Subaru rally driver will not be impressed with its new looks and design.

I like this concept, bigger grille...hmmm maybe the next boxer engine could be using a front mount intercooler instead of a top mount intercooler

I see some BMWesque styling cues, but overall it is a very nice design. What I would really like to see is the WRX version, or an actual 2 door coupe variant with a WRX package. I’ll probably have to keep dreaming on the coupe however. Major improvement over the current design.

I like the hawk style for the headlights.

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