Subaru Tokyo 2015 – All-New VIZIV Future Concept and Impreza 5-Door Concept

viziv 2015Subaru has a new flagship design concept for the Tokyo Auto Show in early November. And despite its familiar VIZIV name, this masculine and high-tech design theme is very fresh.

This third VIZIV Concept Future is an interesting preview of a future LWB Outback with seven seats. The powertrain and seating layout are much more Forester size for this sporty concept car, but the intention is a three-row variant of the large Outback platform, versus the smaller Impreza/Forester footprint.  Or perhaps just a super-lux future Forester.

The cabin is shockingly advanced, as is the powertrain. A next-generation hybrid is paired to an all-new boxer turbo.  Yep!

Other exhibits include the first look at the 2016 Impreze 5-Door. Officially dubbed a concept, the Impreza 5-door looks like a sleek new model of WRX — not just a change from trunk to hatch.

Finally, the revised 2016 Forester’s new headlights make their first appearance, as does a lux and leather-wrapped new WRX S4 SporVita special edition.

2015 Subaru VIZIV Future Concept

Subaru Exhibition Outline of the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015

October 7, 2015

Tokyo, October 7, 2015 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, will unveil two new concept cars at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 (Press Days: October 28 and 29; General Public: October 30 to November 8). The Company also plans to exhibit four new production models scheduled to be announced on October 28, and four other models for a total of ten models being shown.

“New Subaru Story” is the theme of this year’s booth. By providing automobiles that can be used with “enjoyment and peace of mind”, Subaru wants to be broaden the activity realm of customers, becoming the occasion for a new story. At this year’s show, the “Subaru Life Theater” will use five large screens to portray the worldview of “enjoyment and peace of mind” provided by Subaru.

Among the products on display will be two concept models in their world premieres, the “Subaru VIZIV Future Concept”,*1 giving substance to Subaru’s future vision by incorporating automatic driving functions and other advanced safety technology, and the “Impreza 5-Door Concept”, a design study model of the next-generation Impreza.

Visitors will also be able to see the “SporVita Series”, special editions of the WRX S4 and Legacy B4 with high-quality interior space; the “S207”, an STI*2 complete car based on the WRX STI; and upgraded editions of the Forester and Subaru XV, for a well-rounded experience of the “enjoyment and peace of mind” Subaru vehicles offer.

The press briefing will be given by FHI President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga on Wednesday, October 28 starting from 1:45 p.m. at the Subaru booth in the East Exhibition Hall, and will be streamed live on SUBARU-USTREAM(*3

The official Subaru website ( will feature information on the Subaru booth.

2016 Forester


*1. VIZIV is a name derived from Vision for Innovation.

*2. Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (President: Yoshio Hirakawa; Mitaka, Tokyo)

*3. Ustream is a live streaming service operated by Ustream Asia Inc.

List of Exhibits

  • Models to be displayed for reference

Subaru VIZIV Future Concept     World premiere

Impreza 5-Door Concept              World premiere

WRX S4 SporVita              To be announced October 28, 2015

Legacy B4 SporVita

S207       To be announced October 28, 2015

Forester X-BREAK (major upgrade)          To be announced October 28, 2015

Subaru XV 2.0i-L EyeSight (major upgrade)           To be announced October 28, 2015

Levorg 1.6GT EyeSight S-style     To be announced in December 2015

Legacy Outback Limited Smart Edition    To be announced in December 2015

Subaru BRZ GT300

Description of Main Exhibits

♦ Subaru VIZIV Future Concept (world premiere)

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