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The Subaru Viziv Performance Concept Is A Next-Gen WRX With Even More Angles

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Subaru is bringing the Viziv Performance Concept to the Tokyo Motor Show as a likely preview of its plan for the next-generation Subaru WRX, which apparently includes hexagonal fender flares, a large touchscreen interface and some upgraded driver-assistance systems.

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The renderings and details show what Subaru has planned for everyone’s favorite all-wheel-drive nonconformist sports car looking ahead, scooped up by CarScoops from Wheelsage ahead of the vehicle’s official reveal.

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The great news is that the symmetrical all-wheel-drive, boxer engine and hood scoop are all returning in a package featuring some upgraded design flourishes that follow the trend of WRX generations getting more and more attractive as they evolve.

While I hate the squared-off fenders that Chevrolet seems to tack on everything these days, Subaru’s hexagon fender approach here fits the attitude of the car and I dig it, along with the more aggressive rear shoulders and the connected taillight treatment. All-in-all, it’s a nice evolution of the current look.

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There’s not much technical detail available for the concept, but it reportedly has a boxer engine and all-wheel-drive, an updated Subaru EyeSight driver-assistance system, and if we peek through the rendering’s windows, you get a glimpse of a rather large infotainment screen that’s likely of the touch-me-to-operate variety.

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The only thing I’m not liking is the neon blue coupled with practically-silver paint job, which I’m sure later concepts for the STI version or whatever will remedy. We’ll get more pictures and details of this one when it’s officially revealed.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik

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sn0wslay3r
sn0wslay3r

*Sigh*

Unfortunately we all know there’s no way a production model will look anything like that, it’s Subaru after all. But I really wish they would make it.