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oddseth 11-07-2011 09:48 AM

Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept - Preview of the Next Generation Legacy!!
 
Allright, guys, Subaru announced several exciting concepts and unveilings at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show next month and among them is the new Advanced Tourer Concept. This concept is most likely a preview of the technology and design for the next generation legacy.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/07/s...-bow-in-tokyo/

http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms...p=111107_02:44

I love the new design as a wagon with its muscular wheel arches and stance, 6-point grill, and attractive and sensible rear end. I hope the bold design language translates to the production version unlike the Impreza Concept, which was really great but lead to a bland and very watered down version in the 2012 Impreza. This concept looks very upscale and masculine and as long as it is not a barge, might be a great replacement for my 2008 Spec.B.

Looks like it will be powered by a 1.6L H-4 turbo coupled to an electric motor and a CVT. Engineers have said that this combination of small turbo-4 and electric motor can be tuned to rival the 260 hp of the current Legacy GT. I am hoping that they take the 2.0L DI H-4 from the BRZ coupe and throw a turbo on it for likely more than 300hp (and proper mechanically shifted 6-speed) and a torque curve flatter than Kate Hudson's chest! What do you guys think?

Billy Dagwood 11-07-2011 09:49 AM

I think I read autoblog before you today :lol:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...pt-173854.html

oddseth 11-07-2011 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billy Dagwood (Post 3623941)
I think I read autoblog before you today :lol:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...pt-173854.html

Yeah but I posted in the correct section! :cool:

Billy Dagwood 11-07-2011 10:02 AM

:lol:

ehsnils 11-07-2011 10:46 AM

Get rid of the horrible wheel arches, they are just ugly.

shadowsports 11-07-2011 11:13 AM

Looks like my brother's camaro, in wagon form.

christurismohk 11-07-2011 12:01 PM

Love it!

Bbc84 11-07-2011 12:56 PM

Get rid of the front fender flare thing and Id be fine with the car.

Looks better than the 5th gen, maybe I can consider getting this car when it comes out or the BRZ.

Gire 11-07-2011 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bbc84 (Post 3624264)
Get rid of the front fender flare thing and Id be fine with the car.

Looks better than the 5th gen, maybe I can consider getting this car when it comes out or the BRZ.


BRX or this? They are two very different approaches to transportation.:)


But either way, sign me up for something like this from Subaru if they come out with it in the next few years. A full sized but sporty looking AWD wagon. I'll keep passing on an Outback if thats all they are offering in a large passenger 'car'.

Claw 11-07-2011 01:06 PM

Front flare thingy looks like the side profile GTR flare thingy..

Greenhouse reminds me of a stretched Mazda3.

I do like it though..

Billy Dagwood 11-07-2011 01:08 PM

I posted this in the other thread, but that one seems redundant now. Anyway, I brightened up the image earlier and found that they did put big brakes on it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ease04sm-1.jpg

3.6subie 11-07-2011 01:24 PM

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/s...ept-2011-11-07
Here the topgear article on it.

oddseth 11-07-2011 01:30 PM

Most likely the over exaggerated wheel arches will not make it into production just because the manufacturing process of stamping a body panel with that much curvature would be too expensive to mass produce. I do really like them, as well as the blunt nose. And the car has a very cohesive look - the front, side profile, and rear all seem to work together really well.

katalyst 11-07-2011 01:33 PM

interesting concept....

almost looks like a hunkered down smaller toyota venza from the side, wonder what the dimensions are like

EvoFire 11-07-2011 01:54 PM

Bring it and I'll buy it, Spec B version please though!


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