Subaru will introduce a new version of the WRX S4 called SporVita at the Tokyo Motor Show that will open its doors later this month.
Designed for buyers who want a more luxurious WRX, the SporVita gains model-specific seats designed jointly by Subaru and renowned Italian leather manufacturer Mario Levi. The black and brown two-tone upholstery that covers the seats, the steering wheel, the door panels and the center console helps make the WRX S4 SporVita one of the most upscale cars Subaru has ever built.
The posh interior is complemented by model-specific 18-inch alloy wheels that feature a satin silver finish.
Subaru has not made any mechanical modifications to the SporVita, meaning it’s powered by a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter flat-four that spins all four wheels via a CVT. The four-cylinder produces nearly 300 horsepower — over 30 more than the mill that powers the U.S.-spec WRX — thanks in part to Japan’s high-octane fuel.
The Subaru WRX S4 SporVita will go on sale across Japan shortly after it makes its global debut in Tokyo. However, at the time of writing it doesn’t sound like the stylish WRX will be offered on our side of the Pacific.
The WRX S4 SporVita won’t be by itself on the Subaru stand in the Japanese capital. It’ll share the spotlight with a close-to-production design study called Impreza 5-Door Concept that accurately previews the next Impreza, and with a rugged-looking concept dubbed VIZIV Future that hints at what Subaru’s next off-roader might look like.