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Old 12-18-2020, 07:19 PM   #51
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Looks very similar to previous gen. Hope they made some changes "underneath the skin" as to evolve the model forward ala 911 style; Evolution not revolution...

I love the styling of the current generation. I hope they don't deviate much. The really just need to update the interior a little bit. I like what I am seeing so far.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:22 PM   #52
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It's so odd how I don't see the current gen in the spy shots WRX, so I actually like it. Yet some are fans of the current and are disappointed that the spy shots WRX looks similar to the current WRX.

We'll just have to wait and see when the camo comes off because pretty much everyone complains when there's camo and shortly after it premieres.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:44 PM   #53
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I prefer the 2015-2017 front bumper design over the current version.

The new one is TBD. I'm on the fence about the Levorg front but I can't see it in person.
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Old 12-19-2020, 11:10 AM   #54
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Was just poking the bear... there are a few people on here who drink the subaru juice that swear up and down that the wrx/sti are completely differentiated from the impreza.



No more so than from a Legacy. So, what makes it "differentiated" to you? Impreza and Legacy have always shared their basic structure......like now. For years they shared the EXACT same engine and transmission(albeit the turbos had differences). Interior door handles are identical across the brand(WRX/STI will be joining soon). 2015 saw significant changes to the "shared" platform......and only shared a roof, trunk and interior.....which is also shared with the Forester; so, is that differentiated? Just curious your definition.
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Old 12-20-2020, 05:20 AM   #55
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:02 AM   #56
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I hope someone is able to either be close enough or have a good vantage point to see the interior
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:32 AM   #57
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I'm hoping this is just a test mule for the new power plant.
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:34 AM   #58
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Can't stand that split front window, gives the car such a econobox cheapened look.
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:50 PM   #59
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Can't stand that split front window, gives the car such a econobox cheapened look.
I don't mind it. The more glass the better. Visibility in most modern cars is poor at best.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:03 PM   #60
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I'm hoping this is just a test mule for the new power plant.
It would be interesting if this really was just a mule built by subaru. the taillights are brand new, but the front lights are almost the same as the existing one. hopefully March 2021 has a teaser to show us a little more
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Old 12-20-2020, 10:46 PM   #61
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Y'all are blind if you see the current WRX in the spy shots of the new WRX. I

However, if you said it resembled the current Impreza, just with a hood scoop, that would make total sense to me.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:19 AM   #62
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It would be interesting if this really was just a mule built by subaru. the taillights are brand new, but the front lights are almost the same as the existing one. hopefully March 2021 has a teaser to show us a little more
The headlights on the camo'd car have nearly the same outline as the Levorg headlights. The front bumper design has some differences. I'm guessing this is not a mule.
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:39 AM   #63
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Can't stand that split front window, gives the car such a econobox cheapened look.
Well it is based on an economy car. I hate it as well as it does cheapen the look but the WRX and STI have always sold well despite always being the ugly duckling compared to its peers.
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:40 AM   #64
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Y'all are blind if you see the current WRX in the spy shots of the new WRX. I

However, if you said it resembled the current Impreza, just with a hood scoop, that would make total sense to me.
You mean the current Impreza that looks nearly the same as the last generation Impreza?
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Old 12-21-2020, 10:12 AM   #65
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You mean the current Impreza that looks nearly the same as the last generation Impreza?
If that's how see it, that's how you see it. I can't imagine thinking that at all, especially after personally having pictures of them parked together, but okay.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:12 AM   #66
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No more so than from a Legacy. So, what makes it "differentiated" to you? Impreza and Legacy have always shared their basic structure......like now. For years they shared the EXACT same engine and transmission(albeit the turbos had differences). Interior door handles are identical across the brand(WRX/STI will be joining soon). 2015 saw significant changes to the "shared" platform......and only shared a roof, trunk and interior.....which is also shared with the Forester; so, is that differentiated? Just curious your definition.
We've been down this path before, and its a dead end road. You're wrong. I'm right...
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:03 PM   #67
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If that's how see it, that's how you see it. I can't imagine thinking that at all, especially after personally having pictures of them parked together, but okay.
Tail lights are pretty well the only major design changes and it looks like the next gen will once again tweak the tail lights while keeping with a similar design dating back two generations. You are probably in the minority here if you think there's a lot separating the current and last gen Impreza. Current gen Impreza sales may not be so abysmal if it didn't look so much like the Imprezas that were on the lot in 2012.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:02 PM   #68
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Collection from the other thread.





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I believe the last one is the Levorg. Looks very much like the WRX test mule.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:12 PM   #69
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Oh my, those wheel arches...
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The renders make the wheel arches a bit exaggerated compared to the camo'd car and Levorg. I'm not digging the non-round shape though.
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Usually tasteful fender flares add to the appearance of a sporty car but in this case it draws unwanted attention to what is a curious choice of wheel arch by Subaru.
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:39 PM   #72
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Old 12-21-2020, 04:16 PM   #73
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Yeah, not many cars can pull off angular/non-round wheel arches, and this is definitely not one of them. The rest of those renderings look OK but the arches are terrible.
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Old 12-21-2020, 04:56 PM   #74
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Is it too much to ask for a wiper on the WRX rear windshield? At least as an option would be nice.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:27 PM   #75
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Yeah, not many cars can pull off angular/non-round wheel arches, and this is definitely not one of them. The rest of those renderings look OK but the arches are terrible.
The arches on the Levorg donít look bad at all to me. With WRX, the tacked on fenders look to be a problem 100%. It wonít look good at all, flat out. Worst of all is that they donít even seem to add any depth, maybe 15mm max. Pointless.
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