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[All New] 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Xerxes    226

I did a search and found nothing but as normal sorry if this is a repost...

Not much to say other then;

Subaru’s all-new Impreza WRX in a heavy disguise is caught testing in California ahead of its 2007 unveiling.

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Source : Yahoo!7 Cars

Not much to look at yet, I'll update when more info is available.

UPDATE: They posted an article on Yahoo!7 Cars on the new Impreza and here it is...

Boy-racer grows up

Richard Blackburn, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22/09/06

Subaru's Impreza WRX gets a conservative makeover, writes RICHARD BLACKBURN.

In an attempt to shed its boy-racer image, Subaru has toned down the look of its cult car, the Impreza WRX. As these spy shots show, the Japanese manufacturer has opted for a more conventional European hatchback look for the new Impreza.

The disguised WRX hatch was spotted undergoing hot-weather testing in California. Engineers in a Volkswagen Golf GTI were tailing the car, giving an indication of where Subaru is aiming.

Subaru Australia refused to confirm that the pictures circulating on the internet were of the new WRX. A spokesman also refused to release any details of the new Impreza range.

The new model, the first all-new Impreza since the controversially styled, bug-eyed 2000 model, is likely to go on sale in Australia in about August next year.

The pictures of the hatch reveal a more conservative front end, with a front grille that looks a little like that of the Mazda3.

The rear end bears a resemblance to European hatches such as the BMW 1 Series and the Golf.

The trademark "letterbox" vent on the bonnet remains but it appears Subaru has ditched the current Impreza's distinctive grille and prominent headlights.

The fact that the hatch model is the first to break cover suggests Subaru may depart from its custom and launch it before the sedan.

The more conventional profile incorporates some elements of the B5 concept, which Subaru unveiled at last year's Tokyo motor show.

And it shows that, as with the newly released Liberty, Subaru wants to take on European makers.

Subaru says the Liberty is drawing sales away from European brands in the novated leasing market, where company car buyers are attracted by its reputation for strong resale values and its extensive list of standard features.

Enthusiast websites speculate that the new WRX will get a more powerful 2.5-litre turbo engine, developing about 245kW - potentially more in some markets. There are also suggestions that Subaru may drop the Impreza name for its 2008 models in some markets.

Visit Drive's Spy Corner for more images of Subaru's 2007 Impreza WRX.

Meanwhile, Hyundai has released images of a concept car, the Arnejs, which the company says is the "best clue yet" to the styling of the new Elantra hatch.

The concept confirms that the Hyundai hatch will be radically different from its plain-Jane sedan sibling, launched in Australia last month.

Designed at Hyundai's research and design centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the Arnejs (pronounced Ar-nez) has a distinct European hatch feel.

Source: Yahoo!7 Cars Edited by Xerxes

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+Human.Online    8,260

Prefer the golf behind ;)

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ollie_webbuk    0

Same here, pretty boring to be honest.

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Xerxes    226

Prefer the golf behind ;)

Yeah, that VW Golf GTI looks prettier :p still tobe fair to the WRX, it is heavily cameoed ;)

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dropscience    1

WTF? They resdesign this thing like once every two years.

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Michael_C    0

Honestly, how can they go from this:

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To the crap they've been putting out lately? WTF is with the hatchback?

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LewisBraid    0

i think its going to look good. though not much of a disguise compared to ford and there cloth sheets ;)

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The Angry Bunny    6

Honestly, how can they go from this:

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To the crap they've been putting out lately? WTF is with the hatchback?

I like the new style, but I much prefer this style better. I wish they'd of just stuck with this.

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NienorGT    18

It's ugly :|

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The Laughing Man    442

Ruins its look , front end is terrible, compared to 04' 05'

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Ultomato    0

Honestly, how can they go from this:

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To the crap they've been putting out lately? WTF is with the hatchback?

Whats wrong with hatchbacks they own

It's ugly :|

You can see through cardboard? :rolleyes:

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Logie    0

IT'S A ****ING HATCH!! WHY?!? I had no problem with the old ones..

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Xerxes    226

IT'S A ****ING HATCH!! WHY?!? I had no problem with the old ones..

What is wrong with it? there has always been a Sedan and a Hatchback model of the car (well at least here in Australia anyway) and the sedan is manual transmission and the hatch is automatic I believe.

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Circaflex    3,549

supposedly the 08 is going to be amazingly better

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acoustikrage    0

i think it'll be sweet. there's already a hatch/wagon impreza, so what's the problem? it could've been much worse, a la alfa romeo style (e.g. b9 tribeca and current impreza).

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stezo2k    0

that looks like its made out of lego :x

being a big impreza fan (mainly due to the design) i'm very dissapointed

I hope this is just a romour/fake

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Xerxes    226

that looks like its made out of lego :x

being a big impreza fan (mainly due to the design) i'm very dissapointed

I hope this is just a romour/fake

I'm pretty confident it's real, but don't forget it is heavily cameoed, so it looks a bit (!) ugly now, but that is cause Subaru don't want you to see what it really looks like...I'm sure it will look better once the wraps come off ;)

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Septimus    9

There will be 2 versions as there always has been. Just this one was caught on test.

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akaladis    1

My favorite was the 1999-2000 model. Which looks just like what some of you may know as the 22B. If you ask me, it's all been downhill since then...

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Raa    1,548

YUK! :/

I'll stick with BMW thanks! :p

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MiG-    2

My favorite was the 1999-2000 model. Which looks just like what some of you may know as the 22B. If you ask me, it's all been downhill since then...

indeed.

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The best impreza ever made..

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sundayx    127

agreed.

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Razorwing    640

hmmm it's probably not an Impreza at all. It could be a new Forester or Outback because the design seems like it.

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