Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Subaru | posted March 23, 2016 14:42
Subaru reveals 2017 Impreza Sport Sedan ahead of show debut
Subaru will indeed be at this year's New York International Auto Show after revealing the 2017 Impreza Sport Sedan ahead of its scheduled debut. Described by the automaker as 'completely redesigned inside and out', the new-generation sedan features a new exterior design, uprated in-car tech, more spacious interior and the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system.
It is the first new production model to be underpinned by Subaru's Global Platform. The automaker claimed it will be deliver a more engaging driving experience, along with better noise and vibration suppression. Moreover, it is 70% more rigid and has a lower center of gravity compared to the previous platform.
Essentially the production version of the Sedan Concept from the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, it features a sharp and muscular design. The front fascia gets wide wraparound headlights, new honeycomb grill and redesigned front bumper. Over to its side, Subaru played it clean as it gets subtle side skirts and a sweeping character line that runs along the car's beltline. Completing the side décor is a set of new five-spoke alloy wheels.
The rear gets a slight hint from the current Legacy with its wide haunches, broad shoulder-line and fender-wrapped taillights. It also has a shark-fin antenna and trunk-mounted spoiler.
Interior and powertrain details are not yet available but Subaru did mention it will have upgraded in-car features, along with the brand's signature Symmetrical AWD system. In addition, the model shown is the 2.0i Sport Sedan.
The sedan, along with its five-door variant, will officially be revealed on March 23, 2016 (New York Time).