Subaru continued its themed concept cars with the Viziv Tourer concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The first Viziv concept debuted in 2013 and since then each model has taken on a different them.
This year’s Tourer concept gave Subaru the opportunity to unite symmetrical all-wheel-drive powered by a boxer engine with performance, practicality and functionality to entice people to enjoy traveling by car again.
In anticipation of widespread future deployment of automated driving technologies, advanced driver-assist functions combining the next-generation EyeSight system with other devices have been installed in the car to reduce driver fatigue on long journeys and enable active enjoyment of driving with peace of mind.
This system is something the brand expects to be standard equipment in many, if not all, Subaru models by 2020. Subaru has teamed advanced driver-assist technologies with the high performance offered by the boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD to create a tourer symbolizing the Enjoyment and Peace of Mind to be expected of its cars.
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By also incorporating further enhancements to EyeSight driver-assist technology, radar, and highly accurate GPS and navigation systems, Subaru continues to pursue ultimate levels of safety in the aim of eliminating automobile accidents.
Since Subarus are known for their capability and practicality, the Subaru Viziv team has given that high-minded ideal a name or a title: “Dynamic x Solid” design philosophy.
No one wants to drive an ugly wagon so the design team worked over the concept from front to back. The hexagonal grille is the starting point for a rigid, forward-thrusting body that combines with four powerfully defined fenders to highlight the enjoyment of driving while conveying a sense of security.
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Capacious luggage space at the rear offers utility and practicality. The Viziv Tourer Concept is filled with a crossover mix of values to enhance the active lifestyles of its customers. The well-known boxer engine provides plenty power to all four wheels, but unlike previous Viziv’s it’s not a hybrid of some sort.
These vehicles are meant to be an exercise in the future design direction of the company’s future vehicles. Given that it’s a wagon, one might think this is the Outback wagon of the near future. However, its measurements leave it a little short.
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Not that it could be adapted to the Outback platform, but another possibility — a WRX wagon. Only time will tell.