Subaru is conducting final testing procedures for the all-new 2017 Impreza hatchback which will be officially revealed in the coming months.

Subaru is conducting final testing procedures for the all-new 2017 Impreza hatchback which will be officially revealed in the coming months.

Spotted stretching out in the United States, the prototype was wearing an extensive amount of body-colored camouflage to hide what appears to be a significantly sharper design. The Impreza 5-Door Concept introduced last year had a lot of potential and one can only hope the evolution to production won’t water down the promising design too much. That being said, Subaru is known lately for creating very interesting concepts that get lost in translation on their way to production.

The 2017 Impreza hatchback and sedan will sit on the newly developed Subaru Global Platform and we expect the models to be a tad bigger than the outgoing cars. That won’t have a negative impact on weight as the new architecture will likely come with a weight loss.

In addition, the upcoming Impreza will be powered by a new family of engines which will likely embrace the downsizing trend in a bid to become more efficient. These units will be paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and an optional continuously variable transmission that could go through some changes for the new models.

It’s unclear at this point when Subaru will introduce the revamped Impreza, but since it’s due for the 2017 model year we expect to see it in the following months before going on sale this fall. 

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2017 Subaru Impreza hatchback spied during final testing