We’d love to tell you more, but that’s all the information Subaru has provided so far. A shadowy teaser shows a hatchback model is still in the plans but reveals nothing else.
Today, the 2023 Impreza on dealer lots is known for its standard all-wheel drive (AWD), strong resale values, and reasonable price (starting at $19,795 plus $1,020 destination and handling). However, it’s an aging car, last redesigned in 2016.
It sits outside the top 10 in our list of the Best Compact Cars based on a comparatively weak 152-horsepower base engine and an aging platform. A redesign could fix those problems.
The Impreza competes against several more recent designs, including an all-new 2022 Honda Civic distinguished by its refinement and a Hyundai Elantra with its assertive styling and an extended warranty. A new design could do a lot to pull it back into the thick of the competition.
We’ll bring more information as the L.A. Auto Show gets closer.