September 28, 2023


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Subaru prepares STI-tuned Impreza, extra rugged Crosstrek SUV

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Subaru is gearing up for January’s Tokyo Auto Salon with a raft of present vehicles, together with a number of that trace at manufacturing variations.

The corporate’s Japanese web site is a bit gentle on particulars, however the firm guarantees to indicate the brand new Impreza – which debuted final November in LA – to its Japanese viewers for first first time.

However going past this, it guarantees the present automobile can be outfitted with STI elements “below improvement and customised to sportier specs”, suggesting a Subaru scorching hatch is on the playing cards.

The brand new Impreza retains the signature all-wheel drive and can be obtainable with a 2.5-litre boxer-four producing round 136kW and 241Nm, mated to a CVT with paddles.

It’s unclear if the present automobile’s STI tuning will elicit extra energy, however anticipate the upgrades to enhance dealing with.

One other fascinating idea is a extra rugged tackle the brand new Crosstrek, which replaces the XV (together with in Australia) from 2023.

“The Enhance Gear idea automobile is studded with tips that arouse the adventurous spirit of an energetic life,” Subaru claims, furnishing us with no further information.

The picture exhibits Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tyres, a Rhino Rack roof platform, high-mounted gentle bar, aspect steps, new badges, and a complete lot of cladding.

It’s unclear if it previews a manufacturing automobile, although we’d counsel there’s an viewers for a rugged small SUV – the Crosstrek retains commonplace AWD not like most rivals.

Different autos for show embody a present automobile primarily based on the Leborg STI Sport R EX, providing claimed “improved dealing with stability and a higher-quality journey” and scheduled to be bought in a restricted quantity – although the place stays unknown.

There are additionally a number of race vehicles together with a a BRZ-based GT300 automobile, and a WRX-based NBR Problem automobile, each pictured beneath.

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2023 kicks off on January 13.

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