Subaru has provided a first glimpse of the next in its Viziv series of concept vehicles ahead of an official Tokyo Motor Show reveal, describing the Viziv Performance Concept as a pointer to a future sports sedan from the brand.
Although the Japanese automaker doesn’t specifically mention its iconic WRX in a brief statement accompanying the images, the Viziv Performance Concept will form the basis of Subaru’s next generation WRX and WRX STI performance range which are due in 2019.
Subaru isn't revealing much about the concept just yet, but it has said the Viziv Performance Concept will feature advanced driver-assist technology that utilises the brand's EyeSight technology.
Like the latest generation Impreza and XV, the next WRX will be built on the company’s new Subaru Global Platform chassis architecture, allowing for more flexibility which will help further distance the halo car from the Impreza small car on which it is based.
Although the teaser images don’t reveal many details, key forms including Subaru’s hexagonal grille and winged insert, hawk-eye headlights, and iconic WRX features including a bonnet scoop and widened guards are clearly visible.
Subaru will also display the new BRZ STI Sport model for Japan, which will form the basis of a special BRZ model slated to arrive in Australia by the end of 2017.
The BRZ STI Sport will feature a range of exterior styling enhancements, plus revised handling thanks to retuned suspension and increased body rigidity, however power and torque outputs are expected to remain unchanged.
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