Subaru’s best sellers get a special edition look for Tokyo

Article by Christian A., on October 5, 2017

Subaru is currently on fire. The Japanese automaker recently revealed to us the STI S208 as well as the BRZ STI Sport Edition that will both head to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show next month. But other than that, they also announced that their three best-selling models, namely the XV, Impreza, and Outback will come in special variants wearing unique visual updates.

“Fun Adventure Concept” is what the XV will be embodying, and so Subaru is giving it new exterior features to give it better off-roading capabilities. It will be wearing a bright yellow paint with black accents like the cladding on the front fascia, side fenders and rear diffuser. It seems like the suspension had been adjusted to lift it a little off the ground. And the bike rack on the roof gives it a more off-road, or should we way rugged look?

If you are not into off roaders and prefer a more upscale model, you might find this Subaru Outback more interesting. Inside the cabin, it gets a higher-quality finish combined with the “ultrasuede” seats and panels and dark embossed silver accents. As for technology, it is now equipped with a new eight-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the outside, the grille has been made to look more aggressive, while new tires have been added to finish off the more luxurious treatment.

The third model, and definitely not the least would be the Impreza, which now looks sportier than ever. Subaru calls it the “Future Sport Concept”, as it now sits closer to the ground and has redesigned front and rear bumpers. Even the centrally mounted exhaust tips look more aggressive. A set of blacked out wheels and smoked out tail lights, together with unique LED light fixtures on its face, finish off its new exterior.

As mentioned earlier, a number of unique Subaru vehicles are limited. One of which is highly aggressive STI S208, limited to only 450 examples, and the BRZ STI Sport Special Edition, which will only come with 100 examples. The Viviz Performance concept, which sources say is the preview of the next-generation WRX/STI, will be joining the XV, Impreza and the Outback next month.

All that gimmick by Subaru was done to preview the company’s “new Subaru story” that they promise to bring smiles to the customers’ faces. As of now, we are unsure whether the Impreza and the XV concepts will affect any production-going variants in terms of styling and performance.

Press Release

Subaru Exhibition Outline of the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017

Subaru Corporation today announced that it will exhibit at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 (Press Days: October 25-26; General Admission: October 27- November 5), with the concept of “New SUBARU Story – From a company making things, to a company making people smile.” Through the vehicles on display and its entire booth, Subaru will showcase the embodiment and future vision of the Subaru distinctive value of “Enjoyment and Peace of mind”, and provide visitors with an experience that will bring smiles to their faces.

A number of concept cars will be exhibited, with Subaru VIZIV Peformance Concept*1 taking center stage. The model expresses the enjoyment of driving by adopting a sports sedan style based on Subaru’s shared design philosophy of “DYNAMIC x SOLID”, while realizing its future vision for safety with advanced driver-assist technology, centered on Subaru’s original EyeSight driver-assist system. Subaru will also premier new retail models, and exhibit the models that will race in the Super GT series.

The new retail models that will premiere at the show are the S208 (only 450 units available, sale by lottery), based on the WRX STI, and the SUBARU BRZ STI Sport (Cool Grey Khaki edition only limited to 100 units, sale by lottery). With the display of these two models, the company will promote Subaru’s distinctive “enjoyment” of driving, and continue the enhancement of the STI*2 brand outlined in the product strategy in its mid-term management vision.

The Outback Limited Smart Edition is a special model that combines the sense of superior quality of the highest grade of the Outback with further functional finishing touches. In addition to the kinds of exterior and interior decorative touches that display the distinctive elegance of the Outback, such as exclusive grill and wheels, Ultrasuede*4 seats, and panels with dark embossed silver accents, this model is also equipped with a navigation system with large 8-inch display, advanced functions such as Apple CarPlayTM / Android AutoTM compatibility, and the exclusive Harman/kardon audio system, bringing even more enjoyment and peace of mind to driving.

Subaru XV Fun Adventure Concept is a concept model that further emphasizes the tough and rugged design that is a feature of the Subaru XV. The full enjoyment of outdoor activities that is the Subaru XV worldview is expressed through exclusive off-road tires and a change in cladding with an even more powerful design to match. For the body color, a yellow metallic that will shine powerfully in the great outdoors has been chosen.

Impreza Future Sport Concept is a design concept car that proposes new values in a sporty car, based on the Impreza Sport, that will encourage the driver to enjoy driving even more freely than before. The front and rear bumpers, with the low center of gravity and dynamic shape, and the sporty center muffler that exudes presence are sure to evoke the enjoyment of driving. The car’s more active personality is expressed through the yellow-pearl body color and the contrasting interior coordination.

Source: Subaru

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