Subaru Ditches Softer Styling With Viziv Tourer Concept

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept has made its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, arriving hot on the heels of the Viziv Performance Concept.

The Viziv Tourer signals Subaru’s future design direction for a potential WRX wagon. It adopts the angular, sharp-edged styling first seen on the Viziv Performance Concept, indicating that future Subarus will appear much more aggressive than the vehicles it currently produces. Expectedly, Subaru says the Viziv Tourer Concept marries a symmetrical all-wheel drive layout with a boxer engine.

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It sounds as though Subaru is putting active safety first with its next-gen WRX. The automaker says the concept combines the next-generation of its EyeSight suite of active safety tech with “new devices” designed to reduce driver fatigue on long journeys, but it didn’t elaborate. Whatever it’s up to, it sounds as though the production Viziv Tourer will be slapped with plenty of safety tech, along with other innovations designed to ensure the driver stays alert when behind the wheel.

Subaru said the Viziv Performance Concept gives us a good indication of what to expect from the next WRX sedan, so you can expect the Viziv Tourer to accurately predict the next WRX wagon. It will be on display at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show all week.

Discuss this story on our Subaru WRX Forum.

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Lionel Arnold Lionel Arnold on Mar 07, 2018

    If Subaru produces anything that comes close to looking like this concept, I'll be very surprised. Their designers have showed a preference for boxes.

  • Michael DeLuca Michael DeLuca on Mar 28, 2018

    Let's hope that they improve the seats in the WRX. I had a 2005 WRX Premium and have a 2014 Base now and the seats are terribly uncomfortable. They're so bad that my wife refuses to drive my WRX (which is a good thing considering she wrecked her own cars three times in the past two years ! )