Subaru Viziv Performance concept saloon to make Tokyo show debut
Viziv Performance concept previews a sports saloon and demonstrates the brand’s latest semi-autonomous tech
Using Subaru’s Viziv name – a shortening of ‘vision for innovation’ – the Viziv Performance concept demonstrates Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance system and previews a potential production model down the line.
Preview images give away little at this time, but large extended wheel arches housing vents behind the front and rear wheels hint at a need for considerable brake cooling, suggesting that the Viziv Performance concept previews a serious performance saloon. At the front, the car adopts the same angular styling of the new Impreza and previous Viziv concepts.
It’s not the only debut on Subaru’s stand; the brand is also showing a limited-run version of the WRX STI, named S208. The car has engine revisions and exclusive bodywork, as well as a carbonfibre roof. Four hundred and fifty are being sold, with buyers drawn from a hat.
The BRZ STI Sport will also make an appearance on the Subaru stand; the 100-unit BRZ having received upgrades to the interior and exterior. Mechanically, it’s the same as the standard car, though.
Both finished in metallic yellow paintwork, the XV Fun Adventure concept is a hardcore off-roading version of the standard XV, with rugged black cladding, knobbly tyres and a black roof rack, while the Impreza Future Sport concept adds sporting bodywork, a twin central exhaust and lowered suspension on the exterior, with contrasting interior trim.
Source: Autocar Online