Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept Announced For Tokyo Show

Subaru has given the Viziv Concept a more aggressive stance, and probably some changes beneath the skin, as they’re now going to unveil it at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, later this week.

Named Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept, it features a more aggressive front end, a muscular hood, wide wheel arches, large rear wing, red accents, and an ‘STI’ badge on the front grille.

It’s unknown at the moment what engine it carries, but since it’s expected to preview the next generation WRX STI, which is due in a few years, it’s likely powered by a new boxer engine, smaller than the current 2.5-liter unit that makes 305hp.

Subaru Tecnica International (STI) will also have a couple of other hot cars on display in Tokyo, from January 12, such as the Levorg STI Sport and BRZ STI Sport. These will be joined by the BRZ GT300 2017, WRX STI NBR Challenge 2016, Legacy RS 1993 New Zealand Rally, and Impreza 555 1996 San Remo Rally racers.

The WRX STI S208, a track-ready version of the car aimed solely at the Japanese market, will sit under the spotlight of the event as well.


  • Craig

    Maybe I’m out of touch. ARE a lot of 10 year old boys buying cars these days?

  • When did Subaru keep their concept car design to road car? I don’t buy it.

    • LWOAP

      I’ll take never for 500, Archer.

    • Vasilescu Petru-Ionut

      SVX, more than a while ago…

      • That’s more than a while ago, different era back then.

  • Bash

    Dear Subaru,
    Please don’t do it again..
    Don’t show us a fascinating concept then end up with a boring production version.
    Sincerely Yours,

    • LWOAP

      Oh, it’s happening. Trust me, they’ll do it.

  • Bo Hanan

    Just crazy how everybody knows that Subaru always lies about new car styling.

  • Emoto

    Ah, Subaru “styling”. Why is Subaru – with rare exception – the ugliest Japanese car?


    Ah, nice to see Subaru doing what it does best; making exciting concept cars that never see the light of day, and instead give us a boring road car using the same old engine with the same amount of horsepower. For shame, Subaru. For shame.

  • slappy76

    The decision makers at Subaru need to grow balls to approve these designs for production. Even the Amish find them conservative.

    • LWOAP

      Probably too scared to take risks.

    • In fairness they are a small company, even smaller than Mazda I believe.

  • jsz00


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