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WraithAkaMrak 03-05-2013 10:42 AM

Subaru Viziv Concept
 

Concept was teased last month, and unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. Diesel hybrid crossover, two doors, four seats.

Powertrain details, from Motor Trend's article:
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The Viziv concept uses a new powertrain called Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid, which consists of a 2.0-liter turbodiesel flat-four engine, a lithium-ion battery pack, and three electric motors. One electric motor is connected to the engine and continuously variable transmission, while the other two drive the rear wheels to provide Subaru’s signature all-wheel drive. The electric motors assist the diesel engine at low speed to improve power and reduce fuel consumption, but the diesel engine is the primary motivator at highway speeds.
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Using two motors for the rear axle means Subaru can also provide torque vectoring, shifting more electrical power to the outside wheel during cornering. This can improve handling at speed, and Subaru says it could also allow for tighter turning radii in city driving.

http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/20...rter-stage.jpg

http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/20...-side-view.jpg

orndog 03-05-2013 10:51 AM

Kinda looks like a new Ford to me. Good to see Subaru working on concepts though.

WraithAkaMrak 03-05-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by orndog (Post 4324570)
Kinda looks like a new Ford to me. Good to see Subaru working on concepts though.

Yeah, I was wondering if that grille shape went into design before or after we started seeing the new Fusion's grille. I guess the concept before the new fusion goes back to 2011, but its grille was a bit narrower than ended up in production.

TurboLag23 03-05-2013 11:31 AM

Subaru's really FORD-ing new design waters with this one.

ehsnils 03-05-2013 12:29 PM

It would look better if it was lower.

Something like this:
http://www.bedug.com/pics/Subaru/concept2.jpg

Ellesedil 03-05-2013 12:38 PM

How could anyone ever open those doors in a parking lot? They are crazy-long.

ehsnils 03-05-2013 12:39 PM

Lambo Doors?
:hide:

Humble Ride 03-05-2013 12:49 PM

Wouldn't be my first choice. The engine concept is Awesome.

TrueWhiteBoy 03-05-2013 01:30 PM

Sounds like a fun around town car. I too share concern with the doors though.

I wish I could remember where I saw it (probably a commercial) but I remember seeing a car with coupe doors where the doors themselves could fold in half.

talkgtr 03-06-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4324762)
How could anyone ever open those doors in a parking lot? They are crazy-long.


The motorized doors go up.

Higuma 03-06-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4324762)
How could anyone ever open those doors in a parking lot? They are crazy-long.

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...-s-520x318.jpg

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...-s-520x318.jpg

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...-s-520x318.jpg

elpete77 03-06-2013 03:35 PM

okay, so now I'm concerned about opening the doors in a covered garage.

WraithAkaMrak 03-06-2013 04:10 PM

I'm not concerned about the doors at all because it's a concept. :lol: Those doors are meant to look fancy on the show floor and nothing else.

ripp3r 03-06-2013 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Higuma (Post 4326978)

:icon_conf

I heard that you can only open one of those doors at a time, otherwise it quite literally flies away.

audioman79 03-06-2013 05:59 PM

yeah.. it does look like the new fords in the front. but cool concept car.


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