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#1: 03-05-2013, 11:42 AM
Subaru Viziv Concept
 
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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.




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