Subaru will storm into the upcoming 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon with a host of new concepts.

It will be headlined by a new-generation Impreza prototype fitted with STI Parts, a tuned Levorg STI Sport R (known in Australia as WRX Sportswagon), and the Crosstrek Boost Gear concept.

The sportier WRX wagon (pictured below) is based on the production Japanese-market Levorg STI Sport R EX, which is similar to the range-topping WRX tS sold in Australia.

It has received several modifications, including improved ride and handling, with a limited number set to be produced for Japan.

Meanwhile, the event will see the Japanese (and right-hand drive) debut of the sixth-generation Impreza hatch first revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

A prototype version of the Impreza will be fitted with STI parts “under development and customised to sportier specifications”.

While any changes under the bonnet are unlikely, the 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine could join the Japanese line-up alongside the 2.0-litre petrol and hybrid options.

It is based on the next-generation Crosstrek small SUV, which is also set to receive a customised prototype at the event.

Subaru claims the Crosstrek Boost Gear Concept is “studded with tricks that arouse the adventurous spirit of an active life”, with it likely to be installed with a host of optional equipment available in Japan.

The third-generation Subaru Crosstrek – replacing the XV nameplate – will launch in Australia in early 2023, while the Impreza hatch is expected around mid-year.

Subaru’s new Rex light SUV – a Japan-only twin to the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky – will receive similar treatment, while the brand will showcase three racers: the BRZ GT300 from the 2022 season, and the WRX NBR Challenge and WRX Rally Challenge for the upcoming 2023 championships.

It will join debuts from other brands, including Honda, at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, which is set to be held between January 13 and 15.

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