The next three years are going to be super-active for Subaru, with a new Impreza, a new Justy supermini, a new Forester, a new Legacy, a flat-four diesel engine and hybrid powertrains all in the pipeline.
First to come will be the third-generation Impreza, which makes its debut at the New York motor show in April. As already reported, the much-anticipated Impreza comes in two forms - four-door saloon and five-door hatch, though it's unclear whether or not the UK will get the saloon.
According to one insider, the new Impreza will be based on a shortened Legacy platform, meaning it should get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. The next-generation Forester would also be likely to use this same foundation.
The 2007 Impreza ditches Subaru's unpopular current front styling for a more homogenous look, as seen on the 2005 B5-TPH Tokyo show car. The aggressive side profile has strong shoulders, and look for a sizeable jump in dimensions too, especially width.
In 2008, there will be a new Forester – the current car uses the same platform as the outgoing Impreza – and 2009 will bring a new Legacy. Expect the latest Legacy to be larger and more luxurious.