As a spiritual successor to the last big-booted WRX, the Impreza estate that was discontinued in 2007, it could arrive on roads by 2020.
On display at the Geneva motor show, the three-door concept is a sibling to the saloon Viziv concept of 2017 and so inherits that model’s angular exterior design. There are sharp lines, squared-off wheel surrounds and a pinched tailgate to emphasise the car’s sporting credentials. At 4775mm long, it’s slightly lengthier than the Viziv saloon but with less blistered arches it’s also 20mm narrower.
A Subaru spokesman has previously hinted to Autocar that the production WRX models that follow these Viziv concepts will retain the majority of their eye-catching design features. Their dimensions should also remain largely unchanged, with both being built on Subaru’s latest Global Platform, which was first introduced on the current Impreza and brings vast improvements in structural rigidity and refinement.