Subaru unveiled the Impreza Design Concept at the 2010
LA Auto Show. The vehicle was designed to hint at the
future design direction of the Impreza, and also show
off Subaru's latest infotainment and safety systems.
The Subaru Impreza Design Concept previews the company's
new "Confidence in Motion" design and brand
The Impreza Design Concept features sharper more angular
contours than the current Impreza model, and it also looks
a little more "grown-up". Subaru's designers
blended two ideas - "dynamic flow and confident stance"
when developing the concept. The car's pronounced wheel
arches also help underline the AWD layout.
The front and rear bumper corners - which were developed
with the help of a wind tunnel, contribute to the Impreza
Design Concept's overall aerodynamic efficiency. Diffusers
on the underside of the rear bumper and the rear deck
emphasize sportiness and also do their part for aerodynamics,
helping improve fuel efficiency.
For the Impreza Design Concept's interior, the designers
followed a theme of "Dynamic, Enticing, Secure." The smooth
integration of the instrument panel with the door trim
and armrests suggests sporty yet comfortable driving.
The roomy platinum-leather four-seat layout envelops occupants.
Dark blue piping and double stitching accent the leather.
A "layered" approach to color, with the upper part light
platinum and the lower part a shade darker, gives the
interior a feeling of spaciousness and sophistication.
A large display in the center dash combines functions
for navigation, vehicle information and audio. The touch
panel technology provides ease of use, seamlessly melding
information and entertainment features. The platinum leather-wrapped
steering wheel features D-shaped spokes set off by piano-black
center sections. The wheel cleverly incorporates its own
touch panels, giving the driver easy access to various
Powering the Subaru Impreza Design Concept is a 2.0 litre
naturally aspirated Boxer engine which is coupled to a
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) driving all four
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