Subaru Viziv Concept Previews Future Styling, Diesel-Hybrid Tech

Subaru Viziv Concept Previews Future Styling, Diesel-Hybrid Tech

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show today, Subaru held the worldwide debut of its Viziv Concept, a future-generation crossover concept with a Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid under the hood.

The Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid is a proposal to the future of Subaru powerplants, which combines a 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer diesel engine with a plug-in hybrid system. A high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) features a front motor that provides both vehicle drive and power generation while two independent rear motors are used for vehicle drive only. The powertrain selects the best time to use each power unit helping achieve high fuel economy.

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As for the styling, the Japanese automaker announced that the Viziv Concept represents the new design direction and technologies that will “take the Subaru brand into the future.” The Viziv name is inspired by the phrase “Vision for Innovation” and expresses the automaker’s future vision of innovation and the future direction of the brand.

The concept itself was designed with simple and clean surfaces and lines. According to Subaru, the aim was to create the ideal balance between a solid-looking body and a condensed cabin. The exterior was finished off with a pleasant-on-the-eyes Mistral Silver Metallic shade.

Actual performance figures of the Viziv Concept were not provided, though the idea of a Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid is certainly… interesting.

GALLERY: Suburu Viziv Concept


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