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.
Subaru has seen the future, and it has brought it to the here and now with the release of the Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid. The Boxer Diesel Hybrid is built around the strength and immensity of the Subaru Viziv Concept. Utilizing the plug-in hybrid system to boost the powertrain, the Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid displays its power by combining it with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT). Added to these are a front motor and independent rear motors, and the result is a car that is defined both by its vehicle drive and power generation.
Like having a mind of its own, the car’s powertrain is capable of determining the appropriate strength, driving application, and power unit at the time these are most needed. This allows the Boxer Diesel Hybrid to run at optimum fuel efficiency. This is displayed when the car is on city driving or low speed, and the motors propel the vehicle, and then it shifts to the Lineartonic, the high efficiency diesel engine, when the drive goes to the highway.
"Enjoyment and Peace of Mind”. This has been a mantra of Subaru that is always present in all its cars, and the Boxer Diesel Hybrid is no exception. The car’s Hybrid SI-DRIVE system, boasting of an Eco-Cruise, Intelligent, and Sports modes, allows the driver steady steering boosted even further by the EyeSight driving assistance system. The driver is also empowered to adapt to various travel conditions captured by the stereo camera of the Eyesight. This unique and ultra modern smart driving feature allows better control of the Hybrid’s engine and motor, thus giving the driver and passengers a safe, smooth, and fun ride.
Subaru takes pride in its highly-advanced and independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, and this is the same technology that was applied to the Hybrid. The AWD system allows the driver better four wheel control regardless of travel conditions, on any road surface conditions. Intelligent car for the environmentally-aware and the safety-conscious driver. These are the things that make the new Subaru Boxer Diesel Hybrid truly remarkable and first class.