Subaru hints at next-gen WRX with Viziv Performance concept

by admin October 25, 2017 at 8:26 am

Subaru in recent years has been hinting at spinning off the WRX into a standalone car, as opposed to it being a high-performance variant of the Impreza as is the case at present.

Well, if the new WRX looks anything like the Viziv Performance concept unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, we’re sure no one will be comparing it to the humble Impreza with which it will still likely share some components.

The Viziv name is a portmanteau of “vision” and “innovation” and has been applied to a number of forward-looking concepts from Subaru in recent years, though this is the first time it’s been used on a sedan.

We know of at least two new sedans in the works at Subaru. One is a next-generation Legacy and the other a next-gen WRX. Both are due in the next couple of years.

At 182 inches in length, the concept is almost identical in length to the current WRX. And given its performance nature, it’s safe to assume Subaru is hinting at the next generation of its popular performance sedan.