All wheel drive specialists, Subaru, displayed this funky
concept car at the 2005 Tokyo motor show. The B5-TPH (Turbo
Parallel Hybrid) which is an environmentally friendly
hybrid, displays some of the most distinctive characteristics
of any contemporary concept car.
The most prominent of these are the doors which cut into
the grey sills for no other reason other than the fact
its unique. The angled, rectangular exhausts are a nice
touch, and probably the most well thought out styling
cues. The large tailgate, hinged just behind the B-post
is an intelligent idea for this 'crossover' style concept.
The small 3-part taillights are complicated and unsightly
as is the fussy front end.
Powered by a combination of a 2.0 litre boxer
engine and an electric generator/motor the B5-TPH is yet
another hybrid concept from Subaru, the B9
Scrambler being a predecessor.
The styling of the B5-TPH may not be to everyone's taste
(in fact it's downright ugly) but at least it breaks new
Similar and related vehicles:
Subaru B9 Scrambler