Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept




Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept

The 2011 Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept was a C-segment car which was developed as a new-generation sports-wagon which offers both performance and utility.
Subaru says the car’s exterior styling is designed to reflect the company’s tagline of “Confidence in Motion”. It does this by featuring a number of bold styling cues; ranging from the large hexagonal grille up front, to the pronounced wheel arches down the sides, and the Le Mans-worthy air diffuser at the rear.

A full-length glass roof helps make the interior of the Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept bright and airy. Various textures, such as wood and metal, are incorporated into cabin to create a chic modern ambiance. A large monitor is built into the steering wheel allowing access to maps, television and internet services.

The Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept is powered by a horizontally-opposed 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct-injection. This is backed up by a small electric motor which provides additional torque when needed.  This hybrid system can also be run in pure-electric mode at low speeds and during initial start-up.

The transmission is one of Subaru’s new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) units – a technology which lays claim to being the world’s first longitudinally-mounted chain drive CVT to be utilized in mass-produced AWD passenger car.

 

Source: Subaru




4 Comments

  1. As much as I don’t like foreign (non-USA) made, well anything, I have a lot of respect for Subaru and actually own a Baja Sport that has gotten a lot of aftermarket upgrades since I picked it up in 06 (its an 04). I honestly don’t know why they discontinued its production.

    Anyway, I love the look of this concept and hope to see it in production soon. It just might encourage me to buy another Subie!

  2. Dave – so you are telling us that you don’t like US based auto manufacturers? A huge part of so-called US cars are either made in Canada and Mexico, or are assembled from foreign made parts. Many so-called US cars have quite a lot less US made content than say, Honda, Toyota and others.

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