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Subaru reveals new Impreza WRC

Subaru will reveal its Impreza World Rally Car Concept at next month’s Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).

Subaru WRC driver, Petter Solberg, will speak at the Subaru press conference on September 11 at 2pm when the new WRC Concept will be unveiled.

Also presenting at the press conference is Matsatsugu Nagato, Fuji Heavy Industries’ executive vice president in charge of European markets.

He will unveil the Impreza five-door hatchback in its 1.5 and 2.0 litre forms. The standard Impreza is aimed at allowing Subaru to reach a much wider audience while retaining its ‘boxer’ engines and all-wheel drive system.

Subaru will also be unveiling a face-lifted Tribeca SUV, a new Justy supermini and a ‘boxer’ turbo diesel engine, which will be installed in various models from spring next year.

Subaru’s Frankfurt model blitz shows how the Japanese manufacturer is trying to broaden its appeal from performance car enthusiasts to more of a volume market offering.

The new Impreza goes on sale in the UK in September. Prices and specification will be announced closer to launch.

The Subaru Impreza WRC concept is unlikely to change its looks too much before the final production version is confirmed.

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