Is Subaru's latest VIZIV concept the new WRX STI?

Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Breaks Cover in Tokyo [Full Gallery]

While we only have one angle, it's clear the STI Concept is an evolution of the VIZIV Performance Concept we saw at the Tokyo Motor Show back in October.

Based on the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept revealed at the 2017 Tokyo motor show in October previous year, the sports sedan has been further enhanced by the six-star brand's performance arm Subaru Technical International.

As the name suggests, the Viziv Performance STI is pretty much what we'd imagine the original Viziv Performance concept would be like if it was handed over to those clever people at Subaru Tecnica International, which is the official motorsports and tuning arm of Subaru. Subaru's Design Chief Mamoru Ishii has already hinted that the next-gen WRX will be heavily inspired by the concept, so chances are the soon-to-be-revealed STI concept will spawn a production version. The new concept will likely serve as a preview of the next-generation WRX STI. STI's signature "Cherry Blossom Red" colour ascent its badge, lower body kit and grille, while the rear is dominated by a large wing spoiler typical of WRX STI models. However, there are now winglets protuding from the side which likely improve aerodynamics.

Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Breaks Cover in Tokyo [Full Gallery]
Is Subaru's latest VIZIV concept the new WRX STI?

Subaru has neglected to reveal details of possible drivetrains, but we do expect the future production version of the VIZIV to be based on an all-new platform that should go on to underpin a whole new generation of Subaru vehicles.

Expect more details about the Viziv Performance STI concept once the Tokyo Auto Salon opens this Friday.

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