Thursday, November 21, 2013

Subaru's Concept and Production Stars of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Having two, or to be precise, three international auto shows taking place at the same time in different parts of the world (Los Angeles, Tokyo and Guangzhou) is a tricky and difficult task for automakers, yet Subaru somehow found the time and the resources to make a splash in the two most important ones, in the U.S. and Japan.

In fact, the company even had time to left to…obliterate Toyota's dreams of building a convertible version of the their co-developed coupes (GT 86/FR-S/BRZ).

While in LA, it showed the production 2015 WRX performance sedan and the conceptual 2015 Legacy sedan, in its homeland of Japan at the Tokyo Motor Show, it uncovered three world concept premieres and a Japanese concept debut, along with a few new editions of existing cars.

Our favorites were the Levorg, a thinly-veiled concept of a production estate positioned between the Impreza and Legacy with two power options, a 168bhp (170PS) 1.6L turbo and a  296hp (300PS) 2.0L turbo, and the Cross Sport for a BRZ-based or BRZ-like three-door crossover, about which, the company simply refuses to tell more.

The other two studies were the Crossover 7 Concept for a seven-seater replacement for the Tribeca, and the Viziv crossover from this year's Geneva and Frankfurt motor shows. Other presentations included the BRZ Premium Sport Edition and the Forester X-Break.



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