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.