Taking centre stage at Subaru’s display at the Tokyo Auto Salon is a car that’s been anticipated since it was first teased – the Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept.
A full set of detailed images have been released, too, so those unable to see it in the metal can get a proper look at what will likely evolve into Subaru’s WRX STI replacement.
Subaru says the Viziv “embodies the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers.”
“Based on the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept exhibited at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, STI showcases its expertise on enhancing driving performance by developing exclusive exterior parts.
“The front bumper, side sill spoiler and trunk spoiler evoke STI model’s superior aerodynamic performance.
“Packaged in the first sedan body of the series, the Subaru Viziv Performance [STI] Concept draws on iconic models symbolizing superior Subaru driving performance and the Symmetrical AWD layout powered by a boxer engine honed over more than five decades of development.
“In sports sedan form, it conveys the concept of driving enjoyment that Subaru will continue to pursue.
“In anticipation of widespread future deployment of automated driving technologies, advanced driver assist functions combining the next-generation eyesight system with other devices have been installed in a sedan body encouraging active enjoyment of driving, to express Subaru’s distinctive worldview of driving with enjoyment and peace of mind.”