Subaru is to unveil a new concept coupé at the Geneva Motor Show that will showcase the new design direction the Japanese brand intends to take.

Subaru is to unveil a new concept coupé at the Geneva Motor Show that will showcase the new design direction the Japanese brand intends to take.

As can be seen from this sketch, which was released by Subaru in Japan last week, the coupé will be curvier, more elegant than any production Subaru so far, and show new treatments for the lights, grilles, windows and general profiles of upcoming new models.

Said to be slightly bigger than the current Impreza, but probably built on a version of its platform, its emphasis will be on sportiness and it will be fitted with a suitably high-performance engine. However, according to reports, the car will not be the precursor to a production model as such, but more of a styling exercise and indicator of future trends.

CARtoday.com reported recently that Subaru had recruited a new chief designer, Andreas Zapatinas, who caused quite a stir with his arresting Alfa Romeo 147 and Fiat Barchetta designs.

Although Zapatinas probably joined Subaru too late to have designed this concept from scratch, he will have had a strong hand in its execution and influenced its final appearance. A source within Subaru is said to have described it as "a sexier-looking 147”.

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