2016 Subaru Impreza and next WRX could get WRX Concept design lines

2016 Subaru Impreza and next WRX could get WRX Concept design lines

2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI have just been launched, but the next-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI are in the planning.

The paint is barely dry on the all-new 2015 WRX and WRX STI and we are already getting hints at the next-generation performance car. But that’s the way the auto industry works, the next-gen cars are already being planned as soon as the new cars are introduced. So here we are already talking about the new Subaru WRX body style.

Motoring.com.au in Australia is reporting that the new 2016 Subaru Impreza will look more like the WRX Concept that got so much positive attention. They are also saying that the next-generation WRX and WRX STI will also get lines that look more like the Concept car that made its debut at the New York Auto Show 2013.

2016 Impreza and next WRX will get WRX Concept design

According to an interview with Subaru’s chief designer, Mamoru Ishii, he has told the Australian auto website that “the lauded concept's sporty, aggressive stance will indeed reach production and is due to appear on the all-new Impreza due in 2016, and the WRX that will follow.”

Even though Subaru has dropped the Impreza name from the WRX, the two models still keep some of the same design themes. This should be good news for WRX and STI fans as the more radical-looking WRX Concept was very popular with performance fans around the globe. It looks like Subaru was listening and the design will be coming first in the new 2016 Impreza that is due for a remodel.


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Great news! Two big problems I've always had with the Impreza and WRX are: 1. How roomy and comfortable they are for what they are and 2. The awesome visibility that their low belt lines afford. It sounds like these issues will be fixed in the next generation! Form over function, bro! (Just in case you missed it, this was 100% sarcasm.)