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Subaru teases Tokyo-bound Impreza 5-Door Concept

The Impreza 5-Door Concept is an accurate preview of the next Impreza.

Subaru will travel to the biennial Tokyo Motor Show that will open its doors later this month to introduce a design study dubbed Impreza 5-Door Concept.

As its name implies, the Impreza 5-Door Concept is billed as an accurate preview of the next-generation Impreza that will likely land as a 2017 model. The sketches hint that the concept will look a lot sharper than the Impreza that's currently on sale in Subaru showrooms. It boasts swept-back headlights, an angular grille, a more rakish window line, sculpted flanks and C-shaped LED tail lamps.

Stay tuned, the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept will be fully unveiled in the weeks leading up to its debut in the Japanese capital, and we'll bring you live images of it straight from the show floor.

What's next?

While official launch information isn't available yet, the production version of the next Impreza is expected to bow at a major auto show next year. Essentially a toned-down version of the concept that will be shown in Tokyo, it will be lighter and wide than the current model because it will ride on a brand new platform developed to underpin most of Subaru's next-gen lineup.

Mechanically, the 2017 Impreza will usher in more efficient flat-four engines fitted with direct fuel-injection and Subaru's fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology. A plug-in hybrid model might join the lineup a little later in the production run.

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