Subaru VIZIV Concept Revealed in Geneva
The Subaru VIZIV Concept is a future-generation crossover concept that represents the new design direction and technologies that will take the Subaru brand into the future. “VIZIV” is a coined word inspired by the phrase “Vision for Innovation” to express Subaru’s future vision of innovation and the future direction of the brand.
The basic design features simple and clean surfaces and lines. The aim was to create a balance between a solid-looking body and a condensed cabin. The front-end design emphasises the motifs common to Subaru products. The larger and outwardly projecting grille provides the keynote of the front-end design. The simple motifs of the sides create a new Subaru design element. The outward sweep of the integrated fenders and the solid door panel forms create a progressive side view design. The upper cabin highlights the window graphics evocative of the shooting-brake body style. It contrasts with a solid body panel design, creating a lean silhouette. The rear design also features the same Subaru motifs used in the front. The rear combination lamp features an iconic Subaru motif, and the hexagonal panel surrounded by lamps projects outward in the centre.
The interior cockpit features an instrument panel layout designed primarily for ease of driver operation and vehicle control. The instrument panel displays the operation status of Subaru’s own driving assist “EyeSight” system. The tachometer and speedometer in the centre combine functionality and sportiness, featuring a cylindrical design and enhanced visibility.
The two-door, four-seat body was given a packaging design enabling four adults to ride comfortably even on long road trips. The 100% motor-driven rear wheels eliminate the need for a propeller shaft, creating a lower floor that offers increased legroom for rear seat occupants despite its compact size.
A “Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid”, as a proposal to the future of Subaru power units, was mounted in the concept vehicle. The powertrain is a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer diesel engine and high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) with a front motor that provides both vehicle drive and power generation, and two independent rear motors for vehicle drive only.