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Fuji Heavy Industries and Subaru Tecnica International (STI) have announced three major models that will be exhibited at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. The show will take place at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba prefecture, Japan from January 15 to 17, 2016.

Perhaps the most important one is the Subaru Levorg STI Concept. The estate will come in a WR Blue Pearl paint, an “exclusive front fascia” and STI-designed 18-inch aluminium wheels on the outside. Inside, it gets a two-tone, red wine and black interior alongside additional accessories. The concept will probably be sitting low too, with a set of STI-tuned dampers to be fitted on.

Next will be the Subaru XV Hybrid STI Concept. Most certainly based on the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, the car to be displayed will have STI sports parts, orange-coloured accents that complement the “Quarts White Silica” exterior colour and an orange and beige interior.

The Subaru STI Performance Concept – based on the Subaru BRZ – will also be displayed again. It feature STI technologies and components such as suspension, brake enhancements, along with exterior and interior upgrades. Underneath the bonnet is an STI-tuned horizontally-opposed EJ20 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo race engine – currently used in Japan’s Super GT race.

While those are the three major ones that we can expect to see, other vehicles will also be on display at Subaru’s booth. These include a WRX STI NBR Challenge 2016 – a racing car that will be heading to the 2016 24 Hours Nurburgring Endurance race, a Super GT Subaru BRZ GT300 2016 and a specially-prepped WRX STI for the Japan Rally Championship.

GALLERY: Subaru STI Performance Concept at 2015 NYIAS


GALLERY: Subaru Levorg in Thailand
GALLERY: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid