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Old 11-06-2021, 06:49 AM   #1
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The prototype was caught running with camouflage, which indicates the car is wearing its final body panels.

On the front, the headlights are connected to the grill by the 'wing'; the return of the 3rd window on the side

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Old 11-06-2021, 08:58 AM   #2
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My guess is that's the Wilderness Edition.
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:02 AM   #3
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It looks like it has the same cladding as the WRX lol
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:27 AM   #4
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New STI.
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:55 AM   #5
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Looks great!
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:57 AM   #6
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Crosstrek has been a winner for quite some time. They need to be careful not to mess up the styling that made it so successful.
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Old 11-06-2021, 11:13 AM   #7
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Crosstrek has been a winner for quite some time. They need to be careful not to mess up the styling that made it so successful.
Maybe they'll de-clad it or paint-match the plastic cladding!?! Watch those sales numbers drop!!!
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:08 PM   #8
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The good: very similar body style. 2018+ models won't look too outdated
The bad: presumably a single 11" infotainment system. No HVAC knobs
The uknown: engine + MT?
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:48 PM   #9
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Old 11-07-2021, 12:38 PM   #10
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Wait. The Crosstrek gets round car-like fenders and the WRX gets SUV-like hexagonal fenders? What the hell is going on at Subaru?
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Old 11-07-2021, 02:15 PM   #11
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Wait. The Crosstrek gets round car-like fenders and the WRX gets SUV-like hexagonal fenders? What the hell is going on at Subaru?
we don't know. if they use the 2.5 as the base engine, what would the secondary engine be. possible 1.8 turbo
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Old 11-07-2021, 04:19 PM   #12
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Wait. The Crosstrek gets round car-like fenders and the WRX gets SUV-like hexagonal fenders? What the hell is going on at Subaru?
The cladding on this Crosstrek looks like the Wilderness Edition ones but with the WRX lazy lame vents. And they’ll list it as one of the “new exciting features” which is EXCLUSIVE to the Crosstrek Wilderness Flannel Sport Adventure Outdoor Cabela’s trim.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:39 PM   #13
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Wait. The Crosstrek gets round car-like fenders and the WRX gets SUV-like hexagonal fenders? What the hell is going on at Subaru?



Look again. I'm seeing some angles.
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:19 AM   #14
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Maybe he's referring to the wheel well openings.

The Crosstrek wheel well openings appear round like the current car and the slap on plastic pieces are hex shape at the tops.



The WRX wheel well openings are hexagonal. It's easiest to tell from the Levorg.





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Old 11-08-2021, 12:40 AM   #15
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And yeah, definitely a tie in with the WRX and those fender vents. Wilderness Forester and Outback don't get them.

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Old 11-08-2021, 03:10 PM   #16
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Maybe he's referring to the wheel well openings.

The Crosstrek wheel well openings appear round like the current car and the slap on plastic pieces are hex shape at the tops.



The WRX wheel well openings are hexagonal. It's easiest to tell from the Levorg.





Yes this. It should be the other way around with the CUV getting hexagonal wheel openings and the WRX/Levorg round. Are they just pulling design cues out of a hat?
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:32 PM   #17
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Yes this. It should be the other way around with the CUV getting hexagonal wheel openings and the WRX/Levorg round.
Why is that?
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Old 11-08-2021, 08:18 PM   #18
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Yes this. It should be the other way around with the CUV getting hexagonal wheel openings and the WRX/Levorg round. Are they just pulling design cues out of a hat?



Ah. Sorry. I hadn't even noticed that part. Couldn't get past the cladding.
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Old 11-09-2021, 09:32 AM   #19
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Why is that?
Not sure. You would have to ask Subaru why they are going against the grain. Hexagonal wheel openings are an SUV styling cue as you see them on all sorts of SUV's like the Rav4, X3, Tuscon, etc. Subaru is appears to be doing a 180 with the car getting the SUV wheel openings and the SUV getting traditional round wheel openings. I always assumed the hexagonal wheel openings on the new Impreza was because Subaru prioritized the Crosstrek for the styling of the new generation but it appears that's not the case and they decided to try something nobody else is doing using that SUV design cue on cars.
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Not sure. You would have to ask Subaru why they are going against the grain. Hexagonal wheel openings are an SUV styling cue as you see them on all sorts of SUV's like the Rav4, X3, Tuscon, etc. Subaru is appears to be doing a 180 with the car getting the SUV wheel openings and the SUV getting traditional round wheel openings. I always assumed the hexagonal wheel openings on the new Impreza was because Subaru prioritized the Crosstrek for the styling of the new generation but it appears that's not the case and they decided to try something nobody else is doing using that SUV design cue on cars.
So cars are now coupe sedans, coupe SUVs, off-road sedans, and trackable CUVs.

This world is truly insane.

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Old 11-09-2021, 11:21 AM   #21
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next trick up subaru's sleeve - give the wrx enough ground clearance to classify it as a light truck for cafe.
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Old 11-09-2021, 12:25 PM   #22
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next trick up subaru's sleeve - give the wrx enough ground clearance to classify it as a light truck for cafe.
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Interesting over the years people chide Subaru for "becoming like every other car maker" and "loved" their old quirkiness; but, now seem to chide them for doing something different than any other car maker?
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Old 11-09-2021, 03:25 PM   #24
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Interesting over the years people chide Subaru for "becoming like every other car maker" and "loved" their old quirkiness; but, now seem to chide them for doing something different than any other car maker?
really are you confused, are you just trying to be clever and failing. Doing something different but ugly as an inflamed monkey's ass is not good. Quirky in a good way is one thing, like the Juke, or the Evoke.

this WRX is not Evoke quirky.

this WRX is Aztek ugly.


Big grand canyon sized difference in those things. You drew your Venn Diagram circles completely wrong.
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Don't chide Subaru.
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