Subaru has just unveiled its Viziv Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and promised us that this is a future-generation crossover that shows the new design direction and technologies that will be seen on the Subaru cars. As you can see from the photos, the design features simple and clean surfaces and lines.
The front end of the car emphasizes the motifs common to Subaru products, while the rear design continues the theme, showing a hexagonal panel surrounded by lamps projects outward in the center. Inside, the car 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. Under the hood, there 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.
Moreover, the "Hybrid SI-DRIVE" system has an "Eco-Cruise" mode that provides coordinated control in conjunction with the "EyeSight" driving assistance system in addition to "Intelligent" and "Sports" modes.
As expected, the Subaru Viziv Concept comes with an "Independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical AWD" system which is leading the way to a future generation of Subaru AWD technology. If driven in the city, all wheels are driven by the electric motors when starting from rest, providing high starting torque and powerful acceleration, but low fuel consumption with quiet ride.