Subaru Viziv Future Concept and Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept
30 Octobre 2015 - IndianAutosBlog
At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Fuji Heavy Industries, manufacturer of Subaru, has unveiled the Subaru Viziv Future Concept as a demonstrator of future technologies.
Subaru Viziv Future Concept
What is likely to be a precursor of a future Subaru Forester, the Subaru Viziv Future Concept previews safety tech like intelligent traffic telecommunications systems to communicate with other vehicles, automated parking, EyeSight pre-crash automatic braking system, improved stereo camera with ultra-detailed mapping, vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity and surround-view radar sensors.
Powering the Subaru Viziv Future Concept is a hybrid drivetrain that comprises of a downsized turbocharged engine on the front axle and an electric motor at the rear, which offers a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system without the need of a propeller shaft.
Also in the car is a an ultra-efficient direct-injection turbodiesel engine, although Subaru haven’t provided finer details.
Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept
The Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept has been officially unveiled in Japan. Premiering at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the brand’s latest concept model is a styling exercise previewing the fifth generation Subaru Impreza. The current, fourth generation model arrived in 2011 and is due for a complete redesign later this decade.
The 5-seat concept hatchback is 4,400 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,440 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,670 mm. Up front, character is given by a new hexagonal upper grille that is flanked by dramatic hawk-eye headlights, a simplistic lower grille and a sporty bumper. The side profile looks sleek and sculpted, thanks to the coupe-styled window profile and bulges on door panels. The sleek mirrors wouldn’t make it too production of course, nor would the blue-accented 19-inch wheels probably either.
The rear-end features C-shaped tail lamps that extend to the quarter panels on the outside and to the V-shaped tailgate on the inside and a roof spoiler.
The next-gen Subaru Impreza evolving from this concept will be the first of the brand’s next-gen strategic vehicles that are part of the “Prominence 2020” plan which was announced in May 2014. The launch timeline for the Opel Astra-rivaling compact hatchback hasn’t been announced just yet.