Thorough investigation of the latest information on Subaru’s new models and model changes that are expected to debut in the future!
It is clear that the next-generation e-BOXER-equipped vehicles that use THS (Toyota Hybrid System) will be launched in the mid-2020s.
It was also announced that a new electric vehicle (BEV) plant will be built in Japan to support electrification.
[Impreza]Is the next model equipped with a 1.5 turbo?
The Impreza Sport is a model announced in 2016, and has been upgraded to the “F type” with the annual improvement in December 2021.If you say F type in Subaru car, there is a high possibility that it is the end of the model, and the next improvement may be a full model change.
Expected to appear from the second half of this year to the first half of next year. With the full model change of the Impreza, the XV will move to the next model at the same time.
[Solterra]Japanese specifications announced!The price starts from 5.94 million yen
The electric SUV “SOLTERRA” jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, which was world premiered on November 11, 2021.
Release in Japan is scheduled for May 12, 2022. Details of the Japanese specifications were announced on April 14th.
Although it is a brother car to the Toyota bZ4X, there are quite a few differences in the interior and exterior, and it is a well-designed Subaru-like design.
STI is also set! ??Suggested existence at the Auto Salon
The STI model of the BEV “Sol Terra” jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, which is expected to appear in the middle of 2022, was exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022.
It’s unclear if it will be commercialized, but it’s nice to have such a sporty model concept even when it comes to BEVs.
At the TGR booth, the GR sports concept of the brother car bZ4X was exhibited, so it is expected that it will also appear at the same time.
[WRX STI]No production of the next model in North America
Subaru’s North American division announced on March 11, 2022 that it will not produce a model equipped with an internal combustion engine for the United States for the next WRX STI.
The WRX STI itself is not abolished, and it is currently unknown whether STI will be produced in Japan as well. Subaru also reports that it will continue to develop next-generation models of the STI brand.
[BRZ]One-make race participation vehicles are additionally set
On February 8, 2022, the BRZ “Cup Car Basic” was announced.
The Cup Car Basic is a vehicle for participating in the one-make race “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR86 / BRZ Cup” scheduled to be held from July 2022, and is equipped with special equipment as a base vehicle for racing.
Details and specifications of the equipment are reported in this article.
[STI E-RA]Next-generation motor sports concept released at the Auto Salon
The concept car “STI E-RA Concept”, which shows motor sports vehicles for the carbon neutral era, will be exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022.
The motor supplied by Yamaha Motor adopts a gear for hyper EV and a large torque high rotation type with an integrated inverter. Since the four wheels are equipped with motors, the accelerator response is good and sharp acceleration can be expected.
[Impreza & XV]Partially improved
On December 16, 2021, the Impreza and XV were partially improved at the same time.
In addition to adopting fabric x seat heater for some grades, new colors and special specification cars have been added to both.
[WRX S4]New domestic sales start
The new WRX S4, which made its world premiere in the United States in September 2021. Domestic sales started on November 25th.
The topic is the installation of the newly developed 2.4L direct injection turbo “DIT” engine.
Click here for the already announced North American specifications
[Levorg]2.4L turbo installed for the first time with some improvements
Subaru’s popular station wagon “Levorg” was partially improved for the first time on November 25, 2021.
The new grade “STI Sport R” is equipped with the same 2.4-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder turbo engine “FA24F” as the new WRX.
Discover the new XV test car! Appeared in a bold appearance?
A running video of a test car that seems to be the next model of Subaru XV (overseas name: Crosstrek) was posted on YouTube.
Like the current model, it follows the taste of a mixture of station wagon and SUV, but the modeling of each part seems to be more dynamic.
Considering the minor change time of the current model, it is expected that around March 2022 will be the debut time.
[Legacy Outback]The new model will be unveiled for the first time in Japan, officially announced in October
On September 2, 2021, the Japanese version of the new Legacy Outback was unveiled for the first time in Japan. The official announcement will be on October 7th.
The toughness grade “Wildanes” announced in North America on the same day was not introduced in Japan.
[Forester]Expected CG of the next new model released
Overseas media “kolesa.ru” has released the new model CG of Forester, which is a middle class SUV.
The expected CG is the appearance after the minor change that appears as a 2022 model. The development vehicle that has already been witnessed has only a partial camouflage, so it is unlikely that there will be any major changes.
[BRZ]Japanese specifications released on April 5, 2021
On April 5, 2021, the Japanese specification of the second generation BRZ was announced. At the same time, the brother car Toyota GR86 was also released at the same time. Released on July 29, 2021, ahead of the GR86.
Safety is enhanced by installing a new 2.4L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine and adopting the first driving support system “EyeSight”.
[New pickup]Under development based on Toyota Hilux?
Overseas media “carsales” reported that Subaru may sell pickup trucks using Toyota Hilux chassis and powertrain.
It is said that the name of the pickup truck “BRAT” that was once produced by Subaru may be revived.
Is the full model change of the new Legacy in 2021? B4 will be discontinued
* Updated on April 16, 2020
The Legacy has already undergone a full model change in North America and is now on sale as the 7th generation. The 6th generation Legacy B4 has been discontinued in Japan. Please see below for the latest information on the new Legacy.