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.