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Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept interior
Make Subaru
Model Hybrid Tourer Concept
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine hybrid

The Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept was one of the vehicles which on display at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

The vehicle represents a new, more cohesive design language for Subaru. Over the past few years Subaru have bounced back and forth between different design styles - resulting in some pretty ugly vehicles. And while the Hybrid Tourer Concept may not be the best looking vehicle on the planet, it does show off a more chiseled and sculpted face than current Subaru offerings.

The Hybrid Tourer Concept is Subaru's vision of a luxury grant touring car, one that offers performance, handling and comfort all in one package.

Powering the Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept is a hybrid drivetrain which uses a 2.0 litre, turbocharged, horizontally-opposed boxer engine for the majority of the power. Backing this up are a pair of electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear. The electric motor at the front is located between the engine and the CVT transmission.

At start-up and extremely low speeds when fuel efficiency is low, such as when driving the car into a garage, the rear motor is used primarily to allow driving without utilizing the power of the engine. During acceleration, the rear motor assists the engine to improve performance. Further, when accelerating uphill, the front motor, which is normally used as a power generator, assists to drive the front axle. The integration of a start-stop technology for the engine reduces unnecessary fuel consumption further.

The interior of the Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept is accessed through full-length gullwing doors. Inside are four individual leather upholstered seats with a unique ventilation function for improved comfort. A flat floor at the rear was achieved - even with the AWD layout - to improve rear passenger space.

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