Subaru may return to rally with the road version of the Viziv Performance ConceptNovember 5, 2018
Subaru Hot Hatch Rally Car – presumably this name will get a rally version of the conceptual hot Hatch Viziv Performance Concept. According to rumors, it is with this model that the company can return to the WRC, after a break in 2018.
We must not forget that rumors are an unreliable source of information, but Japanese sources are reporting really interesting information. Subaru may return to the WRC rally with a completely new model based on the Viziv Performance Concept concept hatchback.
In addition, the model will be produced in the road version, and will stand on one step with the European models of the segment B: Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. The model will be presented in both the normal and the “charged” version. According to experts, the launch of the model may be due to the desire to increase competition in the European market.
According to preliminary information, Subaru Hot Hatch Rally Car may be ready by the 2020 season. But there is no official confirmation of the information. Toyota is actively pushing Subaru to return to the rally to continue the rivalry.
It is assumed that the car will be a hybrid with a turbo engine and electric motors on the front axle.
Meanwhile, Subaru announced a forced revocable campaign, the purpose of which will be to check and correct the braking system of about 100,000 cars produced in 2018.