The Subaru Impreza Design concept was unveiled at the LA Auto Show last November and at the time Subaru said it provided a clue to what would could expect from future Subarus. Autocar is reporting that Subaru is planning on revamping its entire lineup over the next few years with styling cues from the Impreza concept.
The concept’s prominent shoulder line, wheel arches and large front air intakes are likely to appear on may of the next-generation Subarus, which also includes Subaru’s version of the Toyota FT-86. In addition to a new design theme, Subaru is also working on a new boxer engine that will first appear in the FT-86. The new engine, dubbed FB-type, is a 2.0L with a longer stroke than the old EJ-type engine. In the FT-86 the engine is expected to put out around 200-hp when the FT-86 is released in 2012.
In 2013 Subaru is also going to a hybrid version of the Legacy that will use Toyota’s hybrid technology. Toyota’s hybrid system will likely be applied to a 2.5L version of the new boxer engine.
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