Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Features New Design Language, Chassis: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
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edited November 2015 in Subaru
Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Features New Design Language, Chassis: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show | Edmunds.com
The Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept reveals the design direction of future Subaru products. Production versions of the next-generation Impreza sedan will debut in the fall of 2016.
I'm not an automotive or race car engineer, but narrow chassis will be a better baseline for WRX and STi. Unless, of course, they're going to build WRX and STi on a completely different platform from the Impreza.
Oh well, following Subaru cars since they entered WRC in 1990s, I think chances are Subaru will yet again reuse the same old 2.5L (already technologically dated compared with JDM parts when introduced in 04 model, it will be 15-years old in 2018!), I'm not even going to be considering that car.
The current 2.5L is NOT the same engine that's been around since '04. That engine was the EJ253. Starting with the 2011 Forester (2012 Legacy/Outback), the 2.5L is the FB with a timing chain instead of a belt. It's an entirely new engine.
Now, on to the new Subarus coming out in the not-too-distant-future: Subaru already confirmed new engines are on the way with direct injection and other improvements. This isn't a secret, and it's been published several places over the past month or more.