Tokyo Show 2011 Highlights: Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept

Subaru is previewing its next-generation Subaru Legacy with this new Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept, which has been shown at the Tokyo motor show. It has been launched in Tokyo alongside the final production version of the Subaru BRZ coupe and an ‘ultimate’ version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI called S206.

The Legacy-previewing estate concept is at the forefront of Subaru’s engine downsizing strategy, featuring a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder boxer engine mated to an electric motor. The set-up is claimed to offer the same power output of its 2.5-litre boxer unit, but with much improved CO2 emissions and fuel economy. Latest versions of Subaru’s CVT gearbox and trademark all-wheel drive system also feature.

The concept is able to travel on power from its lithium-ion battery pack alone over short distances. Regenerative braking is another addition to boost the economy.

The 4580mm long, 1840mm wide and 1430mm Advanced Tourer features Subaru’s new ‘Confidence in Motion’ design language, first seen on the Impreza concept at last year’s LA show.

The concept’s interior previews the future of Subaru’s interior designs, featuring high-quality woods and metals and a large monitor built into the steering wheel that displays maps and internet services.

Thanks to: Autocar

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