Likewise, Fuji Heavy is planning to display four new production models, which will only be revealed on October 28. Another four models will be on display – making the company’s booth a 10-vehicle exhibit with the theme of “New Subaru Story.”
The concept behind this theme lies with Subaru’s objective to provide vehicles that can bring “enjoyment and peace of mind,” thus broadening what customers can do with their autos and becoming the platform for a new story.
For this reiteration of the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru will use the “Subaru Life Theater” – featuring five large screens -- to portray the “enjoyment and peace of mind” as provided by the Japanese carmaker.
The first of the new concept cars to be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show is the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept SUV, which personifies Subaru’s future vision of driving “enjoyment and peace of mind” by featuring an array of automatic driving functions and other advanced safety technology.
The Subaru VIZIV Future Concept comes with a suite of design features that urges customers to get active. Amazingly, this concept SUV provides a glimpse at next-generation technologies aimed at enhancing Subaru’s reputation for driving "enjoyment and peace of mind."
These next-gen technologies include the automatic driving technology derived from the evolution of EyeSight as well as a power system that combines a downsized turbo engine with a hybrid unit.
Adhering to the "Subaru & Active Life" design concept, the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept brings to the real world the Subaru Dynamic & Solid design theme, which encourages owners to get more active.
In terms of looks, the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept features a clear polished body that exudes high density and sturdiness.
Such impression is further enhanced by the addition of dynamic extended fenders that hints at the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This new concept model stays true to its SUV styling with dynamic wide bumper motif as well as strong motifs flowing from the signature Subaru hexagonal grill to the sides and then ascending to the rear pillar.
Moving inside, the cabin of the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept features a dynamic motif flowing symmetrically from the interface between the center and the frame, inducing the occupants’ peace of mind and the driver’s anticipation to drive.
Moreover, the cabin features a beige and black contrast as well as orange as a unified accent color. This concept also features a camera mounted on the instrument panel glare shield for monitoring the driver.
As Subaru continues to evolve its EyeSight stereo camera-using technology while combining vehicle-to-external communications and telematics, the carmaker has made it possible to expand the meaning of driving "enjoyment and peace of mind" by making advancements to EyeSight, Subaru's original stereo camera-using technology, and by merging the linking technologies like vehicle-to-external communications and telematics.
Subaru combined the EyeSight’s advanced front recognition with all-direction radar sensing, thereby giving the vehicle an ability to monitor traffic and risk from all its sides.
The Subaru VIZIV Future Concept is also blessed with high-accuracy GPS and map data for pinpointing its precise location, allowing optimum control to be applied based on curves, lane lines, and other route information.
This means that collisions can be actively avoided and passively prevented from all directions, even when the vehicle is going left or right. Moreover, the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept allows automatic driving at all speeds on expressways as well as and automatic parking at home or in parking lots.