Subaru A host of new concepts will take the upcoming 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon by storm.
It will be headlined by a new-generation Impreza prototype equipped with STI parts, a tuned Levorg STI Sport R (known as the WRX Sportswagon in Australia), and a Crosstrek Boost Gear concept.
Sportier WRX Wagon (Picture below) is based on the production Japanese-market Levorg STI Sport R EX, which is similar to the range-topping WRX tS sold in Australia.
It received a number of modifications, including improved ride and handling, with limited numbers produced for Japan.
Meanwhile, the Japanese (and right-hand drive) sixth-generation Impreza hatch will debut at the event, making its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
A prototype version of the Impreza will be fitted with STI parts “under development and customized to sportier specifications”.
While no changes are likely under the bonnet, the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine could join the Japanese lineup alongside the 2.0-litre petrol and hybrid options.
It is based on the next-generation Crosstrek small SUV, which is also set to receive a customized prototype at the event.
Subaru claims the Crosstrek Boost Gear concept is “packed with maneuverability that evokes the adventurous spirit of an active lifestyle”, with the possibility of being fitted with many optional equipment available in Japan.
The third-generation Subaru Crosstrek – replacing the XV nameplate – will launch in Australia in early 2023, while the Impreza hatch is expected around the middle of the year.
Subaru’s new Rex light SUV – the Japan-only twin to the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky – will also get the same treatment, while the brand will showcase three racers: the BRZ GT300 from the 2022 season, and the WRX NBR Challenge and WRX. Rally Challenge. Upcoming 2023 Championship.
It will join the debut of other brands including Honda. 2023 Tokyo Auto SalonWhich is to be held between January 13 and 15.