(from Subaru Press
Release) SUBARU VIZIV CONCEPT
"SUBARU VIZIV CONCEPT" is a future-generation crossover concept that
represents the new design direction and technologies that will take
the Subaru brand into the future. "VIZIV" is a coined word inspired
by the phrase "Vision for Innovation" to express Subaru's future
vision of innovation and the future direction of the brand.
The special site on the
Subaru Global Site (http://www.subaru-global.com/ms2013/geneva/)
will be updated with information relating to the Geneva
International Motor Show. This will include images of the "SUBARU
VIZIV CONCEPT" as well as a movie of Subaru's press conference.
■ Exterior Design
crossover concept providing high efficiency and performance on all
road surface conditions and driving environments has been created
with a new Subaru design philosophy.
The basic design
features simple and clean surfaces and lines. The aim was to create
the ideal balance between a solid-looking body and a condensed
The front-end design
boldly emphasizes the motifs common to Subaru products. The larger
and outwardly projecting grille provides the keynote of the
front-end design, and is the point from which the entire front end
connects into a solid, dynamic design.
The simple and powerful
motifs of the sides create a new Subaru design element. The grand
outward sweep of the integrated fenders and the solid door panel
forms create a dynamic side view design.
The upper cabin highlights the window graphics evocative of the
shooting-brake body style. It contrasts with a solid body panel
design, creating a sporty, lean silhouette.
The rear design also
features the same Subaru motifs used in the front. The rear
combination lamp features an iconic Subaru motif, and the hexagonal
panel surrounded by lamps projects outward in the center.
The "Mistral Silver
Metallic" exterior color highlights the dynamic, stylish exterior
design of the "SUBARU VIZIV CONCEPT".
■ Interior Design
Like the exterior, the
interior invokes the promise of dynamic road performance. While
great care was taken to design a highly refined environment,
interior space was also designed to embody Subaru's renowned
functionality, peace of mind and fun for all occupants.
The cockpit features an
instrument panel layout designed primarily for ease of driver
operation and vehicle control. The instrument panel displays the
operation status of Subaru's own driving assist "EyeSight" system.
The tachometer and
speedometer in the center combine functionality and sportiness,
featuring a unique cylindrical design and outstanding visibility.
displays in front of the front passenger seat and in the rear
seating area let passengers share the thrill of being in the
To implement Subaru's
development concept of human-centered engineering, the two-door,
four-seat stylish and sporty body was given a packaging design
enabling four adults to ride comfortably even on long road trips.
The 100% motor-driven
rear wheels eliminate the need for a propeller shaft, creating a
lower floor that offers ample legroom for rear seat occupants
despite its compact size.
■ Power Units
"Subaru Boxer Diesel
Hybrid", as a proposal to the future of Subaru power units, was
mounted in the "SUBARU VIZIV CONCEPT". The powertrain is a plug-in
hybrid system that combines a 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer diesel engine
and high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) with a front motor
that provides both vehicle drive and power generation, and two
independent rear motors for vehicle drive only. By achieving solid
environmental and road performance with this powertrain, Subaru's
"Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" driving experience will be further
The powertrain selects the best time to use each power unit
according to its strengths and the driving application, achieving
high fuel economy. The motors start and drive the vehicle during
low-speed or city driving, while the diesel engine and
high-efficiency Lineartronic take over on the highway.
"Hybrid SI-DRIVE" system has an "Eco-Cruise" mode that provides
coordinated control in conjunction with the "EyeSight" driving
assistance system in addition to "Intelligent" and "Sports" modes.
Engine and motor power are subjected to fine-tuned control according
to the travel conditions captured and detected by the EyeSight's
stereo camera, creating an intelligent driving feature designed for
safety and environmental friendliness.
■ AWD (All-Wheel drive) System
"Independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical AWD" system which is
leading the way to a future generation of Subaru AWD technology has
been adopted for the SUBARU VIZIV CONCEPT. Subaru is constantly
refining its unique AWD systems according to the development
philosophy "Four-wheel management". "Independent-rear-motor-driven
symmetrical AWD" system provides fine-tuned control of the four
wheels to match the travel environment and road surface conditions.
Two motors exclusively
developed for rear wheels' drive control the rear right and left
drive power freely. Coordinated management system of the front and
rear motor controls the division of drive power between the front
and rear wheels. It increases Subaru's trademark active safety
performance. Turning the steering wheel increases the drive power
applied to the rear, creating a handling characteristic that
responds nimbly to driver operations. Turning the steering wheel
back increases the drive power applied to the front, creating a
handling characteristic that emphasizes stability.
In stop-and-go city
traffic, all wheels are driven by the motors when starting from
rest, providing high starting torque and powerful acceleration, but
low fuel consumption with quiet ride.
controlling the drive power applied to the left and right rear
wheels, the rear drive system provides more torque to the outside
rear wheel and less to the inside rear wheel when cornering to
generate inner-directed yaw momentum on the vehicle and achieve
extremely quick and smooth "on-the-rail cornering". Besides helping
acceleration and all-terrain performance, this groundbreaking AWD
system also uses drive power to help turn the vehicle. Along with
its thrilling handling and cornering that responds faithfully to
driver operations, it also offers outstanding handling stability
that ensures a high level of secure feeling and confident drive.
Minimum turning radius
can be compact due to "Independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical AWD"
system, thus superior maneuverability has been achieved.
Overall Length X
Width X Height (mm): 4,320 X 1,900 X 1,510
Wheelbase (mm): 2,640
Engine Type: 2.0-litre Horizontally-Opposed Subaru Boxer diesel
Transmission Type: Lineartronic (CVT)
Electric Motor Type: Interior Permanent magnet synchronous
motor; Front: 1 motor; Rear: 2 motors
Battery Type: Lithium-ion batteries
AWD System: Independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical AWD
Tires: 245/45 ZR20
Seating Capacity: 4