Viziv Performance concept previews a sports saloon and demonstrates the brand's latest semi-autonomous tech
Jimi Beckwith
25 September 2017

Subaru will show a new performance saloon concept at the Tokyo motor show, named Viziv Performance. 

Using Subaru’s Viziv name - a shortening of ‘vision for innovation’ - the Viziv Performance concept demonstrates Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance system and previews a potential production model down the line. 

Preview images give away little at this time, but large extended wheel arches housing vents behind the front and rear wheels hint at a need for considerable brake cooling, suggesting that the Viziv Performance concept previews a serious performance saloon. At the front, the car adopts the same angular styling of the new Impreza and previous Viziv concepts

It’s not the only debut on Subaru’s stand; the brand is also showing a limited-run version of the WRX STI, named S208. The car has engine revisions and exclusive bodywork, as well as a carbonfibre roof. Four hundred and fifty are being sold, with buyers drawn from a hat. 

The BRZ STI Sport will also make an appearance on the Subaru stand; the 100-unit BRZ having received upgrades to the interior and exterior. Mechanically, it’s the same as the standard car, though. 

A further two concepts will be unveiled; the XV Fun Adventure concept and Impreza Future Sport concept. 

Both finished in metallic yellow paintwork, the XV Fun Adventure concept is a hardcore off-roading version of the standard XV, with rugged black cladding, knobbly tyres and a black roof rack, while the Impreza Future Sport concept adds sporting bodywork, a twin central exhaust and lowered suspension on the exterior, with contrasting interior trim.

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Our Verdict

Subaru WRX

An impressive standard Subaru WRX is finally back. Fuel economy and power is up but, unfortunately, no UK sales are planned

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