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Scooby's futuristic VIZIV concept

06.03.2013

SUBARU has used the 83rd Geneva Motor Show as a platform to unveil its new VIZIV concept.

It is set to be a future-generation crossover concept that represents the new design direction and technologies that will take the Subaru brand into the future.

"VIZIV" is a coined word inspired by the phrase "Vision for Innovation," to express Subaru’s future vision of innovation and the direction of the brand.
 
As the motoring industry moves towards simplicity and efficiency, the new concept embraces the basic design features of simple and clean lines and surfaces. The aim is to create the ideal balance between a solid-looking body and condensed cabin.

The front-end design boldly emphasises the motifs common to Subaru products. The larger and outwardly projecting grille provides the keynote of the front end and is the point from which the entire front connects into a solid, dynamic design.

The simple and powerful motifs of the sides create a new Subaru design element. The grand outward sweep of the integrated fenders and the solid door panel create a dynamic side-view design. The upper cabin highlights the window graphics, evocative of the shooting-brake body style. It contrasts with a solid body-panel design, creating a sporty, lean silhouette.

The rear design also features the same Subaru motifs used in the front. The rear combination lamp features an iconic Subaru motif and the hexagonal panel surrounded by lamps projects outward in the centre.

The “Mistral Silver Metallic” exterior colour highlights the dynamic, stylish exterior design of the VIZIV concept.

The cockpit features an instrument-panel layout designed primarily for ease of driver operation and vehicle control. The instrument panel displays the operation status of Subaru’s own driving assist EyeSight system.

To implement Subaru’s development concept of human-centred engineering, the two-door, four-seat stylish and sporty body was given a packaging design that enables four adults to ride comfortably, even on long road trips.

The 100% motor-driven rear wheels eliminate the need for a propeller shaft, creating a lower floor that offers ample legroom for rear-seat occupants, despite its compact size.

The Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid, as a proposal to the future of Subaru power units, was mounted in the Subaru VIZIV Concept. The powertrain is a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 2.0-litre boxer diesel engine and high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) transmission with a front motor that provides both vehicle drive and power generation, as well as two independent rear motors for vehicle drive only. By achieving solid environmental and road performance with this powertrain, Subaru’s "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" driving experience will be further advanced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article written by Autodealer
06.03.2013
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