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.