3 performance Subarus you’ll never see make it to production [video]
Subaru likes to tease us with concept vehicles, and they used the Tokyo Auto Salon to show three unique performance models that you’ll never see produced. Subaru Japan brought the Legacy B4 Blitzen Concept, XV Sport Concept and Levorg S Concept to tease performance enthusiasts. All three would likely be popular sellers but don’t expect to see them in showrooms.
Legacy B4 Blitzen Concept
The B4 Blitzen Concept is based on the new 2015 Subaru Legacy flagship sedan. This custom model gets a more muscular stance and is based on the design concept of the previous Legacy Blitzen series. It looks good in the "Premium Red" iconic exterior color for the Blitzen series. This Legacy has a wide and low front silhouette and a rear spoiler that says something more powerful should be under the hood. In the cabin it gets piano black finishes and red lines that coordinate with the body color and accent the beige colored leather.
XV Sport Concept
This sport XV Crosstrek has a lowered ride height that suggests it’s ready for some higher performance. It features a "Sunrise Yellow" exterior paint with yellow striped spoilers that’s sportier than any XV in production. Up front it gets a bright yellow, black colored grille and wheels for bolder styling. A black interior features yellow stitches that goes along with the body color.
Levorg S Concept
The Levorg sports tourer is only offered in Japan, Europe and Australian markets, and this is one performance enthusiasts would like to see produced. The Levorg S Concept takes it up a notch and is tuned by STI. It gets special STI intake and exhaust parts that bump up the horsepower in the 2.0-liter direct injection turbo engine. It comes mated to a WRX STI-sourced 6-speed manual gearbox. It also employs STI’s other unique parts such as a tower bar, sport-tuned suspension and aero body kit.
All three Subaru Concepts would be highly desirable for performance enthusiasts. Too bad we won’t see any of them in Subaru showrooms.