I'm not sure if this is the base trim though, it has fog lights. Do the usual base trims come with fogs ?
According to a leaked image from Honda Pro Jason some week or so ago the trims will be a bit different. I believe they listed LX, Sport, EX, EXL, and Touring Sport trims. So no EXT... but all the trims come with the 1.5T so the EX would fill that space minus a couple items. So most likely in these pictures we're seeing a touring sport and EXL.So we could be seeing the hatchback come with EX-T and Touring trims. Maybe the hatchback will come with the same trims as the sedan like EX and EX-L too?
Or literally every concept car Subaru has made in the last 10 years. They shows these seamingly production ready legacy and impreza, only to come out with super watered down production cars... i'd rather have honda's 95% production ready concepts.But a lot of times people get upset when the production is a good bit off from the concept as well. Look at the 86 as a prime example
Exactly. I think that's way more upsetting than getting something that is very close to what is shown in the concept. At least if it's very similar to the concept, you can't say you didn't expect anything like that. Much better than drooling over the concept and getting screwed by the production model :|Or literally every concept car Subaru has made in the last 10 years. They shows these seamingly production ready legacy and impreza, only to come out with super watered down production cars... i'd rather have honda's 95% production ready concepts.
That's exactly what I thought, too about the whole concept to production thing. I can understand if its something like what some of the high end brands do with really advanced concepts where we end up seeing nothing from it make it to production, even the things that are "normal" for the current time.That's literally the worst part about the subaru concepts (legacy AND impreza) is that the concepts were totally production looking except for a few minor things, but then subaru decided to completely change the headlights, tail lights, stance, overhangs... literally everything about the car to make it what amounts to in my mind a better performing early 2000s toyota camry. Same with the impreza concept. I get that the wheels would've changed and the head/tail lights might not have been full LED like on the concept but at least keep the general shapes and design the same.
That's why i don't at all understand people who LOVED the civic concept coupe and then hated the production coupe/sedan... like... hardly anything changed from concept to production except the chrome grill piece (easy fix) and the fake intake vents (now available on the more similar Si/hatch bumpers).
Definitely, there is a big difference between doing a future production car concept and doing a "design study" concept which is only meant to hint at design language moving forward (like the Acura precision concept). If a concept however is meant to preview a specific production model, it should at least be close to what the production car will look like, or else all it does is leave people wishing for the more stylish concept and hurts the cred of the actual production car.That's exactly what I thought, too about the whole concept to production thing. I can understand if its something like what some of the high end brands do with really advanced concepts where we end up seeing nothing from it make it to production, even the things that are "normal" for the current time.
Well, it's understandable why these things happen when you get into production costs/complexity. Those super sharp and tight body lines are expensive and more time consuming to produce that rounder softer body lines (though tech for this is always getting better/cheaper). When you consider car companies spend literally millions of dollars to produce 1 concept car that is exactly what they want it to look like (without taking into consideration actual manufacturing specs, engineering, not to mention the proportions of the car that they can actually put engine and all the mechanicals under) its no wonder people are often let down by lower segment vehicles. High end cars can get away with some of this higher production cost because the cars are going to have a much higher price tag that pays for it.I hear you on that.
My guess is people are disappointed at the fact they don't get things like a high belt line, bolder body, bolder body lines, etc. which concepts usually have that production models don't. It's the sort of thing we see on really high end vehicles, like high end exotic cars. No love for anyone buying in segments below.