liter + electric hybrid
(from Subaru Press
Release) SUBARU HYBRID TOURER CONCEPT (Concept car)
Subaru has condensed its
DNA, developed over many years around the Subaruís core technology
of ďSymmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)Ē and ďHorizontally-Opposed
Boxer EngineĒ, into the integration of a luxurious and high-quality
cabin atmosphere and an eye-catching sculpted body. The concept car
features Subaruís latest evolutions in handling agility, riding
comfort and superior safety performance. It proposes Subaruís vision
of a future grand touring car that excels in environmental
friendliness thanks to Subaruís unique hybrid system.
2. Design and packaging
Subaru imagined wings with a feeling of freedom and confidence for
driving far and wide in any environment. A luxurious and comfortable
cabin, and advanced driving performance are contained within a
sculpted aerodynamic form. The design features a combination of
bright, open glass areas with a solid, reliable body.
The original point of the ideal grand touring car is its interior
design, featuring four independent and comfortably positioned seats.
Passengers are enclosed within an atmosphere that provides a
surpassing feeling of openness and stress-free reassurance, through
the further pursuit of a human-centered philosophy, the essence of
Subaru car design, and the incorporation of functions that are
friendly to passengers.
The top of the dashboard
is movable up and down to provide an optimal driving environment for
the driver according to driving conditions.
A flat floor in the rear
seat was achieved even with the implementation of AWD, for improved
use and movement inside the cabin.
Specialized shielding is
incorporated in the windshield to reduce eyestrain on the driver.
New leather covering
developed with superior breathability and a ventilation function is
used in the seats for improved comfort and texture.
In addition to
refinements to Subaruís core technology such as Symmetrical AWD and
Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine, further enhancements were made
for improved environmental friendliness, driving performance and
high safety performance by offering a next-generation power unit
system and advanced safety technologies.
power unit system
2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline
turbo gasoline engine, with a reputation for powerful acceleration,
is combined with a direct fuel-injection system for improvements in
fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, and improved torque and
response in practical range. This evolution in Subaru turbo
technology excels in both environmental friendliness and engine
Lineartronic, Subaruís new generation automatic transmission,
achieves further improvements in both fuel efficiency and driving
performance by reinforcing parts for use with the high-power output
of a turbo engine.
-- To further
enhance the appeal of the Symmetrical AWD system, this unique
hybrid two-motor system features a power/drive motor in the
front and a drive motor in the rear.
-- At start-up and extremely low speeds when fuel efficiency is
low, such as when driving the car into a garage, the rear motor
is used primarily to allow driving without utilizing the power
of the engine.
-- During normal driving, the front engine is primarily used.
The direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline mated with the
Symmetrical AWD offers a whole new, Subaru driving experience.
-- During acceleration, the rear motor assists the driving power
of the engine to achieve advanced driving performance.
-- Further, when accelerating uphill, the front motor, which is
normally used as a power generator, assists to drive the front
axle for improved performance.
-- The implementation of a non-idling function that stops the
engine when the car comes to a halt reduces unnecessary fuel
-- The use of a high-performance lithium battery is based on
experience and know-how achieved with the Subaru Plug-in STELLA
electric vehicle, launched this summer. This includes the use of
a precise energy management system and regenerative brake
controls, for improvements in excellent fuel efficiency.
Length x Width x
Height: 4,630 x 1,890 x 1,420mm
Engine type: 2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct
fuel-injection turbo gasoline engine
Max output of Motor: 10kW (Front) / 20kW (Rear)
Transmission type: Lineartronic
Drive train: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with 2 motors assist
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery