Subaru has issued a teaser shot of its eagerly anticipated Impreza WRX STI.

Debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show a month from now, the car looks substantially different from the current WRX even in the dimly lit shot.

Technical details are still under wraps but the turbocharged range-topper looks set to satisfy Subaru’s loyal fan-club. At the other end of the new Impreza’s model range, first deliveries are due at the end of this month.

Prices start at only £12,495 for the 1.5R despite high equipment levels which include driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, alloy wheels, climate-control air-conditioning and a radio/CD player.