Subaru Viziv GT Vision Concept for Gran Turismo 6

Late in 2014, Subaru joined the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Volkswagen, Nissan and Mitsubishi, by creating a digital race car specifically for the driving game Gran Turismo 6.

The Subaru Viziv GT Vision concept is a pretty mean machine, but already there’s a bit of a backlash over the fact it’s clearly more of a road racing machine than a rally car. This betrayal of Subaru’s motorsport heritage isn’t entirely unforgivable, but it is a little disappointing given the long history the company has in the world of rallying.
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Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept

Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept

The Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept was one of the vehicles displayed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It’s main mission was to act as a taster of what Subaru believes a “urban SUV” should look like.

According to the company, the Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept offers “easy seat access, a comfortable interior, and abundant luggage space”.
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Subaru Legacy Concept

Subaru Legacy Concept

At the 2013 LA Auto Show Subaru revealed a concept version of the Subaru Legacy. This Legacy concept shared nothing – except the same color – as the Subaru Legacy Concept from 2009.

The new Subaru Legacy Concept was designed to help mark the 25th anniversary of the Legacy, while also providing a hint of what the next generation might look like.
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Subaru VIZIV Concept

Subaru Viziv

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Subaru unveiled the VIZIV. A concept designed to preview a next-generation crossover that represents the design direction Subaru will be following in the future. The name “VIZIV” is derived from the phrase “Vision for Innovation”.

In terms of style the Subaru VIZIV isn’t ground breaking, but it is quite a sharp looking concept nonetheless. It’s sporty yet rugged in appearance, and with just a single door on either side there’s very little to interrupt the car’s smooth lines. It also has quite a low roofline which accentuates its powerful appearance and gives it a coupe-like profile.
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Video: Tricky Overtake – I bet you can’t do it again!

Subaru Impreza spin

Russian dashcams don’t just capture massive rocks falling from space, tanks pulling out in front of you, manhole covers exploding, and ejecting truck drivers. They also record more boring events. Like simple parking maneuvers and this, your standard overtake.

But of course things aren’t quite that simple. The icy conditions clearly got the upper hand of this not-so-cautious Subaru driver who obviously thought his AWD Impreza was capable of handling a bit of slush. Well it wasn’t.
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Subaru VIZIV Concept preview

Subaru VIZIV concept

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month, Subaru will be bringing an all-new concept car to the event. The Subaru VIZIV concept, whose name comes from the phrase ‘Vision for Innovation’, is a futuristic crossover which Subaru say represents their values of “enjoyment and peace of mind”. Whatever that means.

On a slightly less surreal level, the VIZIV concept will also highlight Subaru’s long-standing innovation in developing capable all-wheel drive vehicles.
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2012 Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

After Toyota unveiled the production version of their FT-86, GT 86, (86 in Japan) or whatever else they want to call it, it was inevitable that Subaru would quickly follow suit and unveil the production version of the BRZ – their half of the joint Toyota-Subaru project.

Subaru had only recently revealed the pre-production concept version of the BRZ – while Toyota has been teasing their car for a couple of years now. Both cars are more or less identical apart from a few minor body details, the name and the badges. Both cars are powered by a Subaru-engineered 2.0 litre horizontally opposed four cylinder, and neither car has the edge in terms of power or torque output.
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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.
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Subaru BRZ Concept

Subaru BRZ Concept

The Toyota side of the joint-effort Toyota-Subaru coupe project has been previewed a couple of different times now in the form of the FT-86 and the FT-86 II concepts. But this is the first time Subaru has shown off their plans for the car in any detail. The Subaru BRZ Concept features the same dimensions and proportions as the Toyota, and even some of the sheet metal looks like it could quite happily be swapped between the two cars.

Thankfully the Subaru BRZ Concept isn’t afflicted with the same ugly features as every other Subaru currently on sale. Up front there’s a nice big grille, sharp looking splitter, and tidy daytime running lights. The sides are clean and uncluttered, and at the rear there’s a purposeful looking spoiler, prominent air diffuser and two pairs of polished stainless-steel exhausts.
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