This is the new Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept. Or the new WRX STI, if you prefer

When Subaru revealed the Viziv concept, it was already clear the car would be the new WRX. But what about the WRX STI? Subaru has just solved our doubts with the Viziv Performance STI Concept, revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon. While the company has not presented any technical specifications on the new car, rumor has it will not be powered by a boxer engine anymore. If that is confirmed, it will be like seeing BMW abandon rear-wheel drive for its entry-level cars pretending it never made fun of front-wheel drive competitors. But even worse, since most of the technical excellence Subaru has attained along these years has to do with boxer engines and their lower center of mass.

Check all images of the car below. And expect to see the new WRX STI somewhere in 2020.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.