The new Sport Mobility Concept from Subaru is a chunky carbon-accented electric sports car that absolutely bangs. It’s been a while since Subaru showed up to any auto show with a compelling concept, and in the midst of a total banger of a Japan Mobility Show event the company managed to match the energy of Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, and Honda by showing off a compact sports coupe. Subaru hasn’t made an upright coupe since the Impreza went sedan-only twenty three years ago.
There are certainly some elements here that won’t make production, but it looks very close to a potential sales-ready EV sports car that I truly hope Subaru has the guts to release to the public. The interior shots of this thing look about as ready for the road as anything on a Subaru dealer lot right now, and that’s encouraging. I doubt the chopped carbon look and aero wheel covers will get to the production phase, and the rear view cameras will probably be dropped in favor of mirrors, but it’s close, and I love what it has the potential to be.
Subaru also unveiled an electric vertical-take-off-and-landing concept, but we all know those are bogus as all heck, and it’s not worth wasting the page space to show it to you. Just look at how cool this Sports Mobility Concept is one more time, and be happy that there’s a future where Subaru could actually release this for public consumption.
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