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Following the Viziv Performance concept shown at last year's Tokyo motor show, Subaru has revealed an STI version, foreshadowing the next WRX STI

Subaru has unveiled a new concept car, the Viziv Performance STI, at the Tokyo Auto Salon, previewing the brand's intention for the future of the STI sub-brand.

The new design is a more focused version of the Viziv Performance saloon concept revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last October, with revised bumpers and sills, some other small styling tweaks and the addition of a huge spoiler.

The original Viziv Performance was described by Subaru as a sports saloon drawing on the race and rally heritage of the Legacy, Impreza and WRX. Few technical details were released, save that it retained Subaru's traditional set-up of a boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive.

This Viziv Performance STI, then, previews the next WRX STI hot hatch, which will be based on Subaru's new Global Platform and is due on sale in 2020. Subaru describes the concept as "embodying the brand's vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers". 

No technical details about the concept have been revealed, but the next WRX STI is expected to be a plug-in hybrid

The most recent WRX STI, powered by a 305bhp 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer engine, went off sale in the UK at the end of last year.

Subaru is also displaying STI Performance versions of the Japanese-market BRZ STI Sport and Subaru Levorg STI Sport models on its stand at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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rybo1 28 January 2018


Too many sharp angles to polish. Forget it.

5wheels 13 January 2018


I adore Scoobies - the way the handle the way the look the way they sound but I absolutely would never buy one because the living room furnite is from woolworths or walmart or at best Ikea. They MUST sort out their interior design and quality. They need a visit to Audi production line - any model they wish. Then they might understand. Love the shape of this and I know it will be a belter - but please Scoobie fix the bloody living room because the kitchen is fine

275not599 12 January 2018

I am not in the targeted

I am not in the targeted demographic but I think it does "in your face" pretty well, almost as if Lamborghini designed a WRX.