Fuji Heavy Industries reveals new 5-door Subaru Impreza Concept at 44th Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 28, 2015

A new Subaru concept car has made its first appearance at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which is the 44th event in the long-running vehicle show hosted at the Japanese capital. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) unveiled the new Impreza 5-Door Concept compact car.

The concept is an embodiment of FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision that was announced last year. Dubbed as “Prominence 2020,” the vision will put forth next-generation strategic vehicles, the first of which is the recently revealed Impreza 5-Door concept.

Because of this, the compact vehicle carries excellent aesthetics employing Subaru’s Dynamic & Solid design and a premium feel despite being marketed as an entry model. This premium-like design and feel is expected not only in the Impreza but in future models as well.

The individual designs of the front, sides and rear of the new Impreza are effortlessly melded together to give the vehicle a solid and three-dimensional look, while still expressing a style that is exclusively Subaru’s. The C-segment body size maximizes and implements to the full Subaru’s values of “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind.”

This means that the Impreza 5-door concept boasts of impressive aerodynamics that is seamlessly integrated into the Impreza’s aesthetics. The body boasts of a lustrous sheen thanks to the high-luminance silver finish.

The front part of the new 5-door concept exhibits a Wide & Low stance. It exudes a three-dimensional structure in various elements including the hexagonal grille and the sporty hawk-eye headlights.

Of course, the front part is simply the starting point of the unified 3D design that flows all the way to the rear part of the concept vehicle. The sides employ a long character line that extends towards the door beginning from the lower door panel.

This line first appears at the front fender, and passes through the side door panel all the way to the rear of the vehicle. The sides also feature fender flares that extend outward, and are representative of the all-new Subaru All-Wheel Drive system employed by the Impreza.

The unified design concludes in the rear portion of the 5-door concept. It employs the same Wide & Low stance that is found in the front part of the Impreza. It also carries the same hawk-eye lights found in the front, and has rear-facing fenders that jut outwards pointing to the rear combination lights.

Press Release

Subaru

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today unveiled the "Impreza 5-Door Concept" at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015.

The Impreza 5-Door Concept is a design concept car previewing the next-generation Impreza which is to be the first one of Subaru's next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in FHI's Mid-Term Management Vision "Prominence 2020″ announced in May 2014. While positioned as an entry model in the Subaru lineup, its compact body features a blend of bold expressions of Subaru's Dynamic & Solid design elements and a quality feel beyond its class – hinting at the design direction not only of the new Impreza but of Subaru's future models as a whole.

Main Features of Impreza 5-Door Concept

The front, sides, and rear are seamlessly joined in the Dynamic & Solid surface structure, creating a three-dimensional and solid body that is a feature of Subaru styling. The dynamism is enhanced by well-placed character lines on the 5-door style compact body shape. The design expression of "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind", the value that Subaru provides to its customers, is fully pursued within the limits of the C-segment body size. In the area of functionality essential to a Subaru car, excellent aerodynamic performance is achieved while blending this functionality into the styling. The sense of quality is raised by the choice of high-luminance silver, having the genuine luster of metal, as exterior color.

Front

The Subaru look is seen in the Wide & Low stance with its sporty impression, and in the unified three-dimensional structure extending from the hexagonal grille that symbolizes the Subaru identity to the hawk-eye headlights. The front face plays the role of starting point from which the front flows via the sides to the rear, with each part uniting into a solid form.

Sides

The rich inflection of the character line extending from the front fender to the door panels and rear shoulder, and the line rising energetically toward the rear from the lower door panel, give dynamism to the solid body surface. The powerfully extended fender flares express the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive.

Rear

The rear combination lights sharing the same motif as the headlights, as well as the powerful shoulders over the rear fenders thrusting all the way toward the rear combination lights, express a Wide & Low stance similar to the front. The tightened cabin silhouette enhances the sporty impression of the nimble 5-door style.

Main Specifications

Body size (overall length × width × height): 4,400 × 1,880 × 1,440 mm
Wheelbase: 2,670 mm
Tire size: 235/40 R19
Seating capacity: 5 persons

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