Subaru had said a few days ago that they would be introducing both their first-ever production hybrid model and an all-new performance concept car at this year’s New York Auto Show. And it looks like this is the performance concept car they were talking about. The Subaru WRX Concept could just be the next Impreza WRX – albeit wrapped up in fancy pre-production trim and with some big wheels and sticky tires.
It looks beasty. Much better than the current car. It also nicely compliments the Subaru BRZ coupe, which was one of the first Subarus in a long time which could be described as good looking.
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At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Subaru took took the opportunity to reveal their latest concept car. Called the VIZIV, the concept is a next-generation crossover that represents the design direction Subaru will be following in the future. The name “VIZIV” is derived from the phrase “Vision for Innovation”.
In terms of style the Subaru VIZIV isn’t ground breaking, but it is quite a sharp looking concept nonetheless. It’s sporty yet rugged in appearance, and with just a single door on either side there’s very little to interrupt the car’s smooth lines. It also has quite a low roofline which accentuates its powerful appearance and gives it a coupe-like profile.
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Russian dashcams don’t just capture massive rocks falling from space, tanks pulling out in front of you, manhole covers exploding, and ejecting truck drivers. They also record more boring events. Like simple parking maneuvers and this, your standard overtake.
But of course things aren’t quite that simple. The icy conditions clearly got the upper hand of this not-so-cautious Subaru driver who obviously thought his AWD Impreza was capable of handling a bit of slush. Well it wasn’t.
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At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month, Subaru will be bringing an all-new concept car to the event. The Subaru VIZIV concept, whose name comes from the phrase ‘Vision for Innovation’, is a futuristic crossover which Subaru say represents their values of “enjoyment and peace of mind”. Whatever that means.
On a slightly less surreal level, the VIZIV concept will also highlight Subaru’s long-standing innovation in developing capable all-wheel drive vehicles.
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After Toyota unveiled the production version of their FT-86, GT 86, (86 in Japan) or whatever else they want to call it, it was inevitable that Subaru would quickly follow suit and unveil the production version of the BRZ – their half of the joint Toyota-Subaru project.
Subaru had only recently revealed the pre-production concept version of the BRZ – while Toyota has been teasing their car for a couple of years now. Both cars are more or less identical apart from a few minor body details, the name and the badges. Both cars are powered by a Subaru-engineered 2.0 litre horizontally opposed four cylinder, and neither car has the edge in terms of power or torque output.
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Subaru’s latest concept car is a smart-looking, yet practical, family vehicle the company says is a “Revolutionary Sports Tourer”. The Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept is a C-segment car which was developed as a new-generation sports-wagon which offers both performance and utility.
Subaru says the car’s exterior styling is designed to reflect the company’s tagline of “Confidence in Motion”. It does this by featuring a number of bold styling cues; ranging from the large hexagonal grille up front, to the pronounced wheel arches down the sides, and the Le Mans-worthy air diffuser at the rear.
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The Toyota side of the joint-effort Toyota-Subaru coupe project has been previewed a couple of different times now in the form of the FT-86 and the FT-86 II concepts. But this is the first time Subaru has shown off their plans for the car in any detail. The Subaru BRZ Concept features the same dimensions and proportions as the Toyota, and even some of the sheet metal looks like it could quite happily be swapped between the two cars.
Thankfully the Subaru BRZ Concept isn’t afflicted with the same ugly features as every other Subaru currently on sale. Up front there’s a nice big grille, sharp looking splitter, and tidy daytime running lights. The sides are clean and uncluttered, and at the rear there’s a purposeful looking spoiler, prominent air diffuser and two pairs of polished stainless-steel exhausts.
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At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show Subaru are set to roll out their all-new crossover vehicle. Called the XV, the new model was first revealed (in concept form) at the Shanghai Motor Show in April. We weren’t too keen on the Subaru XV concept‘s styling, and judging by the preview sketch of the production model things haven’t got much better.
Subaru say the XV will define their next generation of crossover vehicles, which means the company won’t be making good looking cars anytime soon!
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Rumours have surfaced which state that next year the new Impreza and the high-performance WRX – two versions of the same car since 1992 – will go their separate ways.
According to Auto Express, the new WRX will be totally different from the Impreza, and that doesn’t just mean a few different bolt-on components. The source told Auto Express that; “Every part of the WRX will be unique – even the engine and body”.
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