Subaru reveals Viziv Performance Concept
Subaru has just unveiled its VIZIV Performance Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, a car that many believe previews the next-generation of WRX.
Subaru WRX fans will have been watching eagerly last week as the Japanese car giant previewed the future of its performance sedans – the VIZIV Performance Concept.
According to Subaru, the VIZIV Performance concept is designed to embody “the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers”. In fact, the VIZIV is the first sedan to feature in Subaru’s ‘Vision for Innovation’ concept series, which has, so far, only included crossovers.
Reports suggest that the VIZIV Performance Concept is a preview for the next-generation WRX and that seems very plausible. It’s very similar in size, the main difference being it’s slightly wider and longer than the current WRX, at 4630mm long, 1950mm wide and 1430mm tall with a 2730mm wheelbase.
It will, however, be built on the same SGP (Subaru Global Platform) architecture that the Impreza rides on. Being a modular platform, the SGP will easily be able to accommodate the longer wheelbase of the VIZIV.
When it comes to design, the VIZIV Performance Concept still features a version of Subaru’s corporate grille at the front, while svelte headlights and large air intakes finish off the car’s face. Seriously flared guards at the back and front add to the VIZIV’s aggressive look.
At the back, the VIZIV maintains its menacing look, with rear lights that are joined by a single red strip through the lid of the boot and four symmetrically arranged exhausts.
Like many Subaru staples, the VIZIV boasts a boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive, but it’s still just a design study, so we are still in the dark regarding specs at the moment.