Subaru clearly sees something special in its Viziv crossover concept. After debuting it at last year's Geneva Motor Show and evolving it for the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese brand is bringing a Viziv 2 concept to this year's Geneva show on March 4. It also has a few other cards up its Swiss sleeve, too, as it has plans to display its new WRX STI road car and racecar for the Nürburgring 24 Hours this summer.

The third iteration of the Viziv gets reshaped boomerang headlights and new LED foglights, but that's all we know for the moment, because Subaru has only released a single teaser rendering along with a tantalizing claim that the showcar "signifies a future path" for the brand's next models.

The powertrain for the Viziv 2 is also still a secret. Both previous concepts used three-motor hybrid systems matched to continuously variable transmissions. In the first concept, primary power came from a diesel engine, while gasoline power was said to motivate the second evolution in Tokyo.

Both street and racing versions of the STI have already been revealed, and we've even driven the road car, but Geneva will be the first chance for Europeans to check them out. We will have to wait and see if Subaru has done any more to the Viziv 2 other than the new front end, but for now, we're intrigued. If you are as well, scroll down to read the entire brief press release.
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Exhibition Outline of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show

Tokyo, February 21, 2014 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the "SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT" as a world premiere at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show to be held in Switzerland next month (Press day: March 4 and 5; Open to the public from March 6 through 16, 2014). In addition, FHI will exhibit the all-new Subaru WRX STI and the new racing car developed from the new WRX STI for 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in 2014, both making their European show debut. The Subaru press conference is scheduled at 10:45am on March 4th.

The special site opens today at 11:00 (Japan time) on the Subaru Global Site. http://www.subaru-global.com/2014geneva.html The site will feature information updates relating to the Geneva International Motor Show including the images of "SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT" as well as Subaru's press conference.

SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT
◆ SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT
"SUBARU VIZIV 2 CONCEPT" follows the footsteps of its predecessors "VIZIV CONCEPT", unveiled at last year's Geneva Motor Show, and "VIZIV EVOLUTION CONCEPT", revealed at Tokyo Motor Show 2013. It is a future-generation crossover concept that signifies a future path for the Subaru's brand value of "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind". The name "VIZIV" expresses Subaru's determination to continue the pursuit of this value because customers should be rewarded with nothing less when driving a Subaru. (The "VIZIV" model name is a coined word inspired by the phrase "Vision for Innovation", a glimpse of future that spurs revolutionary ideas.)

◆ All-new Subaru WRX STI
The all-new WRX STI is the top grade model of the WRX series. The product concept common to the whole WRX series, "Pure Power in Your Control", has been heightened in every aspect. In developing the all-new WRX STI, Subaru tested it under various driving conditions in several countries to perfect its driveability. The performances of the body, chassis and other vehicle areas have all been optimized and unified, thus advancing the overall vehicle capacity. It is the pinnacle of Subaru AWD sport performance which allows the driver to maneuver high power freely and at will.

◆ New WRX STI racing car for 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in 2014
Subaru will participate in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (from June 19 to 22 in Germany) for its seventh consecutive year. For this project, FHI and Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI)* reinforced their collaboration to create a novel and more competitive racing car based on the all-new WRX STI. The Nürburgring 24-Hour Race demands performance vehicles with both speed and stability. By aiming for victory in its class for the third time following its last win in 2012, Subaru will prove its engineering excellence that realizes the brand value "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind".
*: Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI; President Hiroyuki Karamatsu; located in Mitaka, Tokyo)


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      S.
      • 10 Months Ago
      So at least we are 100% sure it will look absolutely NOTHING like this.
      mikeybyte1
      • 10 Months Ago
      Subaru offers a glimpse of a cool concept car that represents nothing remotely close to what the production version will end up looking like.
        ACURA23CL
        • 10 Months Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        There it is! Took the words right out of my mouth.
        phishbowl24
        • 10 Months Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        So unfortunately true.
        scraejtp
        • 10 Months Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Yep. I don't know why they bother. It will eventually come to market with everything nice stripped away to a bland design. I am still very upset with the WRX concept/release.
      mark_m
      • 10 Months Ago
      looks cool here, too bad it will hit the market looking like an Alero
      Kuro Houou
      • 10 Months Ago
      Whats the point of Subaru concepts.. they never look anything close to what they showed once they go to production :( Cough WRX.. huge departure and failure basing it on the older impreza.. they even said it wouldn't be.. but it was...
      Stirling Matheson
      • 10 Months Ago
      The only thing this tells us is that no Subaru will ever look anything like this.
      pH
      • 10 Months Ago
      Sorry, I don't know why I'm adding to the dog pile... Subaru doesn't have the balls to put anything near this beautifully aggressive design into production. Really, why does anyone in their design house stick around? As everything that hits the Showroom is a melted Sundae in comparison. Too bad they don't have any "honor" and throw themselves on their swords for the shameful way they tantalize and then fail to deliver. Really, Subaru, why bother? You have no spine. You're a lot of cowards.
      AP1_S2K
      • 10 Months Ago
      love how they keep using those headlights for the concepts, but every product car gets your standard looking headlight cluster...... why fake the funk
      sstowes
      • 10 Months Ago
      "The showcar "signifies a future path" for the brand's next models." *looks at the WRX Concept, then at the production car. "We don't believe you, you need more people..." - Jay-Z I'll believe it when I see it.
      prez29
      • 10 Months Ago
      A waste of time and money. Witness last year's WRX concept, and then what the actually gave us.
      Arizonarelax
      • 10 Months Ago
      Who gives a flying..... Subaru's concepts represent nothing to what a final production car will be. In fact, Subaru's production vehicles often goes backward in time e.g. slower, less interior improvements/innovations, far fewer exterior and interior color choices, less model options (hatchback) and your forced into a transmission choice. Only two things you can count on with Subaru as of late - higher retail price for the same car as the last 10 years and "me-too" product styling and design offerings. I miss the good 'ol days of Subaru - Brat, Baja, even the 3 cylinder Justy . Remember when you could take a Subaru 200K-300K? Toyota has killed Subie.
        DyanRucar
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Arizonarelax
        You still can take a Subaru to 200-300k miles. Haven't you heard/seen that Google has Imprezas in their street view fleet, some of which have 430k miles on them? Toyotas interests only concern Camry production in the SIA plant as well as GT86/FR-S production in Gunma.
          DyanRucar
          • 10 Months Ago
          @DyanRucar
          Of course there's that magical 17% controlling stake they (Toyota) has with Subaru, but one would be foolish to think that they are dictacting what Fuji Heavy must produce.
      wanderlust
      • 10 Months Ago
      As WRX proves subaru concept means nothing.
      Justin
      • 10 Months Ago
      We've all had quite enough of your misleading concepts Subaru.
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