Not sure if this has been posted, but...
I think it's a step back from the current sedan.
Professional wiener dog herder/craft beer drinker
while it doesn't look good, i personally think every brand new design subaru from the last decade has looked hideous on first introduction. they tend to take a while to get used to, and some people will just never like them.
when the bugeye came out i remember how insistent so many people were on just how ugly that car was. some people still feel that way, but there is a legion of people who now long for those days. i think this will be no different. the ugly rear fascia will be cleaned up and theres no way the exhaust will be dangling around all sloppy like that.
it will debut as an ugly car that slowly grows on everyone who liked previous models. As long as the performance is there, there will be no issues. People had the same fear with the current model.
Right before the refresh comes out, people start screaming and crying about how the current model looks great, and curse Subaru for changing it. This is also the exact same time they stop complaining about the current model.
You know what they about Subaru sedans.. If you don't like this one, just wait until the next one comes out....
That said, kudos for at least searching first TCL is usually really quick about posting these - we'd generally won't let them go stale for a few days
I have always appreciated the visually convoluted nature of the WRX and STI...it breathes the most blue-collar machismo this side of a Chevy Pickup.
And we all know, cosmetics aside, it will handle like the business (and hopefully have more than 300hp in STI form, just because).