Subaru is expected to announce the introduction of a new generation of its compact Subaru brand on Sept, 11 at the 2016 Tokyo Motor Show.
The announcement, which could be as early as today, will be the second major Subaru event this year, after the company’s annual Tokyo Auto Show, which begins Sept. 7.
The automaker’s brand has enjoyed a sustained growth over the past year, thanks to its low-priced subcompact sedan lineup, which also includes the WRX.
The new model, which will be called the New Era, will sport a new interior with an overall length of nearly 70 centimeters, as well as a larger, longer wheelbase, which should increase fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
It is expected that the New Age will debut in Japan at the end of the month.
Subaru also plans to release the new Subaru Impreza STI, which it launched in 2016 and has been a hot seller in Japan.
The Imprezas compact hatchback, which debuted last fall, will get a refresh with a new trim line and a redesigned suspension system.
Subaru has also set up an Imprezza Club Edition program, in which buyers will receive a Subaru Impeccable (SEMA) badge and receive the brand’s Imprezone Premium (SX) package, which is aimed at offering more advanced technology and features.