Subaru will show a concept previewing the next-generation Impreza at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.
As can be seen in the design sketches below, the concept’s proportions are slightly exaggerated but the styling appears perfectly plausible, overly fussy side detailing notwithstanding. Otherwise it looks taut, even athletic. We’re seeing hints of Mercedes A-Class at the front, too, which is probably no coincidence as Subaru continues its push upmarket.
The next-gen Impreza is expected to be launched late next year, ushering in a new platform that will eventually underpin all Subarus from the Impreza up to the Outback.
The Viziv Future concept will also make its debut in Tokyo. It’s a big SUV with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain, handsome styling and a clever integrated bike rack. But that’s not the point. Rather, it’s about showing off Scooby’s autonomous driving tech.
According to Subaru, the Viziv has radar sensors and GPS mapping linked to the recently-launched Eyesight camera system, giving 360-degree crash avoidance, autonomous motorway driving and autonomous parking.
Officially, the Viziv’s form and styling don’t hint at any future models, but Subaru is expected to launch a full-size, seven-seater SUV in the USA in the near future, to replace the old Tribeca.
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By Only Motors