When Subaru presented the world with the WRX Concept in New York last year the world responded with admiration and desire.
When Subaru presented the world with the production WRX in LA last year the world responded with a giant facepalm.
But, word on the street says the good WRX, the concept, may replace the bad WRX, the ugly-ish one you can actually buy right now, when the next generation Impreza comes around.
Speaking to motoring.com.au at the launch of the WRX STI, Subaru’s design boss Mamoru Ishii hinted that the WRX Concept may inspire the 2016-model Impreza.
“Yes, we have taken the next-generation Impreza’s design in a new direction that we are sure will excite the marketplace,” Ishii said. “We are planning to give the lower section below the hip line a wider, more substantial stance and narrow up the roof section.”
Still, this is Subaru, and going on its recent record they’ll probably find a way to cock it up. Let’s hope they don’t because that WRX Concept is damn sexy and why it is proving so hard to press the production button on that design is anybody’s guess.