2017 Subaru Impreza Teased Ahead of 2016 New York Auto Show | Edmunds

2017 Subaru Impreza Teased Ahead of 2016 New York Auto Show

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback will be unveiled on March 23 at the 2016 New York Auto Show, Subaru of America announced on Thursday.

Completely redesigned for the new model year, the Impreza is expected to arrive at Subaru dealerships by the end of the year, Subaru spokesman Michael McHale told Edmunds.

Pricing and technical specifications were not disclosed.

A single teaser image shows a portion of the front end of the car, featuring a new grille, new headlight design and a more sculpted look.

"The Impreza has been completely redesigned inside and out, from upgraded in-car technology and a more spacious interior to its sleek new body design," the automaker said in a statement. "The updated model will include signature Subaru features such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and award-winning safety technology."

Earlier this week, parent Fuji Heavy Industries said the 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback will feature the automaker's next-generation vehicle platform that highlights safety and performance.

The new platform will enhance overall vehicle performance by lowering the car's center of gravity for better handling.

Safety is a big part of the equation as well. Subaru said the new platform improves collision-impact absorption by 40 percent.

Key Impreza rivals include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Honda Civic.

Edmunds says: The Impreza debut promises to be one of the more important unveilings in the Big Apple, as Subaru takes aim at some major mainstream competitors.

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