Our spies braved the Swiss alps to snap these images of the next generation Subaru Impreza spotted out on a test-drive.
SPIED! Subaru Impreza 2012
Though heavily disguised, it's clear from the images that the new Impreza will retain its compact hatchback roots.
Less potent versions of the new model will be available with petrol engines delivering 82kW and 112kW and a 112kW turbodiesel engine is also on the cards.
Sportier versions of the Impreza will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre unit capable of either 172kW or 224kW.
We believe the new model will be due for official presentation at the 2012 Frankfurt auto show or perhaps the Tokyo extravaganza.