Subaru will join its Japanese competitors at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon by bringing a horde of high-performance models, including two new STI Sport concepts. The company will also show off some of last year’s race cars and will reveal some of the first details about 2017’s track vehicles.

Subaru 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru is only currently revealing a single image of the BRZ STI Sport Concept that imagines a more mature version of the sports coupe. On the outside, the model wears a new set of 18-inch wheels and a different body kit with a more aggressive front fascia. Inside, there’s Bordeaux Red upholstery that should appeal to drivers with discerning tastes.

The company will also have WRX S4 STI Sport Concept there. Details are scant at the moment, though. Subaru claims that the vehicle has better performance and a high-quality interior but doesn’t offer specifics about the changes.

In terms of production vehicles, Subaru will show off STI parts for the Levorg and latest Impreza. The company doesn’t detail the all of the components yet, but they include upgrades like more body kits, flexible tower bars, and other chassis stiffening improvements for sharper handling.

Subaru’s motorsports activities will also have a major pretense at the Makuhari Messe convention center. The 2016 WRX STI NBR Challenge from the Nürburgring 24 Hours and BRZ GT300 from Super GT will be on display, and 2017’s updated design for Japan’s Toyota 86 and BRZ one-make racing series will also make a debut there. The general director and some of the drivers from the company’s racing efforts will also be on hand for a lecture.

The Tokyo Auto Salon will run from January 13 through 15. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more photos of Subaru’s wares for Japan’s major aftermarket event.

Source: Subaru, [2]

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Exhibition Outline of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Tokyo, December 26, 2016 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), together with Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI)*, announced its exhibition at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon 2017, which will be held January 13th to 15th, 2017 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture.

At the Subaru booth will be concept models such as the “Subaru BRZ STI Sport Concept” and “Subaru WRX S4 STI Sport Concept” featuring exterior and interior upgrades. “Subaru Levorg STI Sport -STI Performance-” and “Subaru Impreza G4 -STI Performance-” equipped with STI performance parts will also be shown.

The “WRX STI NBR Challenge 2016”, a racing car which won two consecutive championships for SP3T class in 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race and the “Subaru BRZ GT300 2016” for Super GT race will also be exhibited. At the press conference on January 13th, 2017 Subaru Motorsport Activities will be announced.

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

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SUBARU BRZ STI Sport Concept
<Major exhibits>

◆ SUBARU BRZ STI Sport Concept / SUBARU WRX S4 STI Sport Concept (Show model)
Based on the Subaru BRZ and WRX S4, the two “STI Sport” models deliver STI-tuned driving performance as well as exclusive exterior and interior parts with high quality feel.

◆ SUBARU LEVORG STI Sport -STI Performance- / SUBARU IMPREZA G4 -STI Performance- (Show model)
By using expertise developed in STI’s motorsport activities, the two “STI Performance” models employ STI’s unique flexible parts such as a tower bar, delivering superb ride quality, stability and exhilarating handling performance.

List of Exhibits

SUBARU BRZ STI Sport Concept
Show model

SUBARU WRX S4 STI Sport Concept
Show model

SUBARU LEVORG STI Sport -STI Performance-
Show model

Show model

Race model

SUBARU WRX STI NBR Challenge 2016
Race model

WRX STI for Japan Rally Championship
Race model

CG Robot Racing 2017 (SUBARU BRZ)
Race model