Originally posted by PPower
You, my friend, are an odd man. This styling is supposed to give Subaru a look that they can implement and become recognizable in any car as being a Subaru like a Volvo or BMW grill. That is supposed to be the intention. Well, then why copy Alfa Romeo? Maybe I'm in the minority, but I prefer the <___> of the new latest Impreza and Legacy. OTOH, I realize that they are trying to integrate the Subaru emblem at the top of some kind of grill instead of having it floating in the middle. Works for Audi, Chevy, and others. I dunno.
Not an Alfa grille, unless you consider it a fat Alfa grille that is upside down.
As to styling and design, well that's a personal choice, for sure. Let me just say that I've been a graphic designer for over 30 years and teach design part-time on a college level. So I'm speaking with what I hope is from a knowledgable standpoint. Again, feel free to disagree.