The 2017 Subaru Impreza has been revealed – possibly by accident – at the 2016 New York motor show via Subaru’s Periscope social media feed, which was prematurely cut short.
Thankfully, Subaru followed up with three official images that show a cohesive Impreza with flowing lines from front to rear.
New polished wheels team with a rising beltline and sculpted chisels at the front and a new headlight cluster.
The interior shows a fresh layout with a larger colour touchscreen and upper gauge cluster.
A revised dashboard helps bring a premium look and feel to the Impreza, along with what appears to be a new seat design.
While Subaru is yet to reveal official details for this week’s debut, it has previously confirmed that buyers can expect a new generation of infotainment and safety technologies on-board.
And, as as always, local fans can anticipate an exclusively all-wheel-drive Impreza range.
Five-door hatch and four-door sedan models will again feature, with recent concepts offering a hint at what we can expect from both body styles.
Today’s unveiling, of course, reveals the extent to which the concept pair’s styling and proportions will carry over to production.
Under the skin, the next-generation Impreza will be the first model to be based on the Subaru Global Platform, a scalable architecture that will eventually underpin all of the brand’s non-kei car and Japanese domestic market offerings.
Depending on global demand, the new Impreza sedan and hatch are pencilled in for a December launch down under. The XV should arrive six months after that.
Watch for more information to come tomorrow, once the vehicle is officially unveiled at the New York motor show.