Subaru STI E-RA electric car concept to debut in 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Updated Dec 24, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

A high-performance electric vehicle.

Subaru Technica Intentional (STI), Subaru Corporation’s motorsport and performance division, announced that it will roll out an all-electric concept called the STI E-RA. The Japanese marque said that the concept car will be unveiled at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon as a high-performance electric vehicle (EV).

Subaru STI E-RA front view

Subaru STI E-RA

Since Subaru claims that the concept car is a ‘study model for future motorsport vehicles toward a carbon-neutral era,’ the use of an internal combustion engine (ICE) is very unlikely. Instead, the vehicle should be equipped with an all-electric powertrain with the inclusion of high-performance enhancements through STI.

If this concept is brought to life, the STI E-RA will be joining the Subaru Solterra in the Japanese marque’s all-electric lineup. As such, similarities in terms of the powertrain are expected. The most obvious is the use of two electric motors for the front and back to run the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system efficiently.

Subaru WRX S4 STI front view

Subaru WRX S4 STI performance concept

We can’t be sure just yet as no official specifications have been unveiled by Subaru. But based on the press photos, the STI E-RA, covered in smoke, comes with a new grille that illuminates ‘STI’ in red. The brand’s signature C-shaped daytime running lights (DRLs) are redesigned to appear more bolder and pronounced.

Additionally, Subaru will be unveiling four more models at the upcoming motor show, namely the WRX S4 STI performance concept, Levorg STI performance concept, BRZ STI performance, and BRZ GT 300 2021.

Subaru show at 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon with STI

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Out of all the concepts, only the WRX S4 STI has been given a preview. It features STI-exclusive upgrades such as cherry red accents on the lower portion of the vehicle, red side mirrors, and a spoiler. Aside from those, the concept car still sports the same grille design, hood scoop, and blacked-out wheel fenders.

The 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon will be running from January 14 to 16 next year. It will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Subaru will host a press conference on January 14, then an open house for the remaining dates.

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Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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