Subaru will be super-active in the next three years: new Impreza, a new Justy supermini, a new Forester, a new Legacy, a flat-four diesel engine and hybrid powertrains all in the pipeline.
First will be unveiled the third generation at New York motor show in April. It will be available in two forms - four-door saloon and five-door hatch.
The new Impreza will be based on a shortened Legacy platform, meaning it should get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. The next-generation Forester would also be likely to use this same foundation.
2007 Impreza ditches Subaru’s unpopular current front styling for a more homogenous look, as seen on the 2005 B5-TPH Tokyo show car. The aggressive side profile has strong shoulders, and look for a sizeable jump in dimensions too, especially width.
A new Forester will come in 2008 build on the same platform as the next Impreza and the new Legacy will come in 2009.
Subaru will aslo sale in Europe the Toyota’s Japaense-market Passo supermini as the new Justy.
Also Subaru will bring the first diesel of the maker. The new flat-four 2.0-litre turbodiesel makes its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, and will then be shown in the first Legacy diesel at Frankfurt in September. Sales kick off in early 2008.