2016 Subaru Impreza previewed by Tokyo concept

New version of family hatchback will shed weight and get trick engines with cylinder deactivation...

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John McIlroy
28 October 2015

The next generation of the Subaru Impreza has been previewed in concept car form at the Tokyo motor show.

The Impreza five-door concept is a conventional hatchback shape, with a dramatic front grille that incorporates large air intakes. There’s a large rear spoiler, too. The styling of the concept not only points to the look of the future Impreza, but of Subaru's wider range. 

The next Impreza will also get Subaru’s new engines; they’re expected to be four-cylinder units that are capable to closing down cylinders to save fuel when they’re not needed.

The new model will be the first Subaru to get a set of chassis parts that will be shared across the Japanese manufacturer’s line-up.

The new components are said to be considerably lighter than the current ones, offering the next Impreza potential savings on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The concept is a relatively early preview of the production car, because the next Impreza isn’t due in UK showrooms until the second half of 2016. Prices are expected to stay broadly in line with the current generations, starting from around £17,500.