Subaru debuts the Impreza 5-door Concept in Montreal

North American debut of the Impreza 5-door Concept today in Montreal

We were sad to see the sporty 5-door Impreza cut loose by Subaru a few years back. Particularly, the Impreza STI version with those beefy lines. Like this 2008 STI hatch we featured back in the day.

But today, a glimmer of hope: Subaru Canada debuted the Impreza 5-door Concept at the Montreal Auto Show – a first look for North Americans.

The Impreza 5-door Concept is the first of Subaru’s next-generation strategic vehicles, an idea that was revealed in Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Mid-Term Management Vision Prominence 2020 announcement in May 2014, which introduces the new Subaru Global Platform.

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Main Features:

All four sides of the concept are seamlessly joined for a three-dimensional and solid body; with a wide and low stance, the 5-door concept retains that sporty rocket feel including the hexagonal grille to the hawk-eye headlights, all indicative of Subaru’s identity.

We realize this Impreza 5-door Concept is Subaru’s strategic vehicle. But we’d be pretty content if this concept actually comes to fruition. Let’s see.


  • Body size (overall length × width × height): 4,400 mm × 1,880 mm × 1,440 mm
  • Wheel base: 2,670 mm
  • Tire size: 235/40R19
  • Seating capacity: 5 persons


Shooting motors professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has been published in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's a writer, editor at, AJAC member, and full-time digital marketer at Traction Media working with national brands. Find him traveling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.