It may not be the car that most of its fans are waiting for, but if its silhouette is anything to go by, Subaru's upcoming 'Confidence in Motion' concept will at least look the part.
Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, Subaru's new concept is an important step for the company, representing not only the next phase in its design language, but also its approach to green technology.
Predictably evasive in the details of its announcement, Subaru has at least revealed that the Confidence in Motion slogan will be the driving point for "all Subaru activities" in the future.
"Subaru announced today the establishment of a new global brand statement, 'Confidence in Motion', as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the Subaru brand," a Subaru statement reads.
"'Confidence' reflects Subaru's attitude toward engineering excellence and the trust generated among drivers by following through on its commitment to provide both enjoyment and peace of mind."
"'in Motion' expresses Subaru's resolve to continue innovating to meet customer expectations in a world of constant change."
Still, the possibility of this concept being the first look at Subaru's version of the upcoming Toyota/Subaru FT-86 collaborative sportscar shouldn't be discounted.
Neither company has offered any details on the cars' powertrains, but, with Toyota involved, a focus on green technology is likely to be a significant factor.