Subaru has revealed a teaser shot of a bold coupé that's set to start a stylish new era for the brand.
The Japanese company has said little about it, but it confirmed that the coupé showcases its new design programme, known as 'Confidence in Motion'.
For the time being that's little more than a marketing buzz phrase, but the announcement means that the newcomer will set a blueprint for future Subarus - including the next-generation Impreza.
A Subaru coupé has been on the cards since it was revealed the company had co-developed the FT-86 concept with Toyota. That car - believed to be a replacement for the Toyota Celica - was unveiled in March 2010 and was powered by a four-cylinder Subaru 'boxer' engine.
It's not known whether this coupé is based on the FT-86, but Subaru says that it will 'proactively address global environmental issues'.
Therefore, we can expect it to be either battery powered or a petrol-electric hybrid. Subaru says the car will be "a source of enjoyment", but that "enjoyment rests on a foundation of peace of mind." Good to drive and economical, in other words.
The car will debut on November 17 at the LA Auto Show.