According to the latest reports from Automotive News, Subaru is going to bring the redesigned performance versions of the Impreza in November at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Set to go on sale in early 2014, the Subaru will drop the five-door and build only the WRX/STI sedan.
The design of its new car will not be a surprise as the Japanese company preview it with the WRX sedan concept back in April at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The concept car showed an aggressive design with a coupe-like body and integrated rear wing. Under the hood we expect to see a high-performance version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine developing at least 265 hp. More details will be revealed closer to the launch date.
Ever since the first version, the succeeding generations of the Subaru WRX have continued to have that unmatched character. This has been refined again with the new version by enhancing the practicality, making it into a four-door performance sedan. As the leading performance model of the brand, the exterior of the WRX reveals an all-wheel drive performance car having that refined yet aggressive style.
Its front section makes use of a nose cone design to give it that dynamic solid shape. That said, it begins with the unified design theme of Subaru which is the hexagonal grille. Meanwhile the hawkeye headlights, with its bold shape, are matched with the aggressive low and wide styling that this model has long been celebrated for. On the inside, the leg room in the rear has been increased mainly by expanding the wheelbase by 25 mm.
This modification also resulted in the WRX having more shoulder room and elbow room, without the need to do anything to the total width. Meanwhile, the A-pillar’s bottom end has been lengthened and now reaches the front as well as the side mirrors that have been mounted on the front door. With this, it allowed for a new quarter window to be added while ensuring that the door window sills and the dashboard are positioned lower.
All of these changes reveal a sleek style while improving the visibility. Enhanced as well are the opening dimensions of the doors, both the front and the rear. This has allowed entry and exit to be easier. Subaru modified the trunk space as well by expanding it. In addition, access is made simple by implementing a fold down rear seats that not only offer large opening but has a 60:40 split.