Subaru vehicles have always held the reigns of some impressive power and given drivers command over outstanding capability, so you shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that they’re all set to unveil a new performance saloon concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It is to be named the VIZIV Performance, and it looks pretty darn exciting.
And we’re not just looking forward to it in its own right – the VIZIV Performance Saloon is going to be showcasing the manufacturer’s latest semi-autonomous driving technology and providing some eagerly-awaited hints concerning the upcoming new Subaru WRX STI.
What Do We Know About the VIZIV Performance Saloon?
In all honesty, not a whole lot. Subaru are being rather secretive, and they’ve only deigned to release two images – one of the front end and one of the rear quarter. That’s hardly a comprehensive look, but we can discern pumped-up styling and a distinctive hood-mounted scoop, so there’s definitely a healthy strain of WRX STi in there. The classic Subaru grille appears to have been revised, and signature daytime running lights run along it into a more sculpted nose.
As for the profile, there’s a clear sense of aggression in the rear arches, plus a stronger beltline than you might expect. Arches terminate at a wide rear end, and the legendary Subaru stacked rear wing seems to have been replaced by a lip spoiler.
What’s Joining the VIZIV Performance Saloon?
It won’t just be the VIZIV Performance Saloon Concept that’s unveiled in Tokyo. We’ll also be seeing Japanese-market special editions of the BRZ and current WRX STI.
The WRX STI, currently named the S208, features engine revisions, a carbon fibre roof, exclusive bodywork, and a very limited production run of four hundred and fifty – buyers are going to be drawn from a hat. The 100-unit BRZ STI Sport has been treated to exterior and interior upgrades, though it’s the same car as ever beneath those cosmetic revisions.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, we’ll also be glimpsing more of the XV Fun Adventure concept and Impreza Future Sport concept. Both are set out from the average with eye-catching metallic yellow paintwork. The XV Fun Adventure lives up to its name as a dedicated off-roading superstar variant of the standard XV, with bold black cladding, thicker tires, and black roof rack all fit to purpose. The Impreza Future Sport debuts sporting bodywork, lowered suspension, and a twin central exhaust.Back to news listing