Subaru’s latest Viziv concept, just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, previews just how brutal the next WRX STI could be. We like.
Mighty muscles on a vaguely three-box shape look pretty awesome. Huge, wide, squared-off wheel arches frame a monster of a design that screams fast from every orifice. Just look at those exhausts!
Unhelpfully, Subaru has kept performance details and technical data secret, but it still has the distinctive flat-four engine and permanent ‘symmetrical’ all-wheel drive. The company still openly pulls on the heritage of the Impreza; specifically WRX models.
It measures 4630mm long, 1950mm wide and has a 2730mm wheelbase. For reference that’s 35mm longer, 155mm wider (because concept) and the wheelbase is 80mm longer than the current WRX STI.
The Japanese firm says it’s focused on driver enjoyment but that it’ll also be designed to take Subaru’s next generation of advanced driver assistance systems. Following on from the clever and unique Eyesight setup, which uses two cameras spread wider apart for an effect that mimics the 3D perspective of the human eye, a new suite of crash-preventers will launch in 2020.
You’ve probably noticed that the Viziv name has been used before. It’s Subaru’s standard concept tag, meaning ‘vision for innovation.’ Apparently. The last one was a three-row SUV that became the Ascent for the North American market.