The 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) is set to take place in January, and Subaru has announced some of the vehicles that will be on display at the event, which include two STI concepts.

The first of the two is based on the Forester e-Boxer with a number of styling enhancements like an exclusive ‘Fighter Grey’ colour and 19-inch aluminium wheels. Other additions include new bumpers, front dive planes, side skirts, STI badging, a honeycomb mesh for the grille and a scattering of yellow accents.

As for driving-related modifications, Subaru says the SUV also gets a set of Brembo monoblock six-piston calipers at the front. The company adds that the e-Boxer powertrain has been “further refined” but didn’t reveal much more.

For reference, the Forester e-Boxer consists of a FB20 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated, direct-injected flat-four petrol engine that makes 145 PS and 188 Nm of torque. The engine provides slightly less output compared to latest XV (156 PS/196 Nm) but it is augmented by a 13.6 PS/65 Nm electric motor placed within the Lineartronic CVT.

Moving on, the second STI concept uses an Impreza hatchback as its base and adds on an aerodynamic body kit, a new grille, two-tone paintjob, sportier wheels and what the company calls a “Bordeaux interior.”

Besides the concepts, a customised Levorg and WRX STI with STI performance parts will also be present, with the latter said to feature 19-inch gold-painted aluminium wheels by BBS and Recaro seats.

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