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Subaru Viziv Performance concept teased, could preview next-gen WRX

Subaru Viziv Performance concept teased, could preview next-gen WRX image

Marcus De Guzman / Subaru | September 26, 2017 06:41

Subaru to reveal high-tech Viziv Performance concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show is just one month away and Subaru is gearing up something special. Set to make its world premiere in October is the Viziv Performance Concept. Billed by the automaker as a 'sports-style sedan', the all-new concept highlight the brand's technological direction as well as its performance heritage.

According to Subaru, the upcoming concept will feature advanced driver assist systems that will embody the brand's future vision called 'Enjoyment and Peace of Mind'. Exact details as to what kind of tech will be installed on the concept remain a mystery but based from its namesake, it could come with an array of high-tech sensors and cameras.

Our best estimate is that it will preview the brand's self-driving tech that will be used for future autonomous cars. On another note, the Viziv Performance could also give a glimpse of the the new-generation WRX.

Subaru Viziv Performance concept teased, could preview next-gen WRX

Based on the teaser images, the concept features a sporty design reminiscent of a souped-up current generation Impreza. The front fascia is dominated by a large prominent grill and sharp-looking headlights. A large hood scoop covers the engine bay while flared wheel arches give the sports sedan a muscular look.

Also curious to see on the sedan are what appear to be cameras that act as the concept's side mirrors. With the previous Viziv concept sporting the same features, the new Performance model may have also adopted the same setup.

It will be making its world debut come October 25 and will be joined alongside two special edition models; the WRX STI-based S208 and the BRZ STI Sport. Both cars will only be available in limited numbers (450 for the S208 and 100 units for BRZ STI Sport) and will be sold only by lottery during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.