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Geneva 2013: Subaru VIZIV concept holds world premiere

Geneva 2013: Subaru VIZIV concept holds world premiere image

Text: / Photos: David Smith & Subaru Press | posted March 05, 2013 18:29

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The Subaru VIZIV concept just held its world premiere at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show. This future generation crossover concept represents the new design direction and technologies that Subaru will be employing in its future vehicles.

Early last month, Subaru previewed the VIZIV concept ahead of its world debut and revealed that its name came from the phrase 'Vision for Innovation'. It is set to be highly efficient in tackling various road surface conditions and driving condition and features a simple design with clean lines for a solid looking body.

VIZIV

Its prominent and outwardly projecting grille emphasizes the Subaru brand while the sides creates a new design element for the brand. The body is painted with a Mistral Silver Metallic finish to highlight the car's design.

The four-seater VIZIV will be powered by Subaru's Boxer Diesel Hybrid, it is a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 2.0-liter 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.

Interior

The interior features Subaru's 'EyeSight' driving assist system together with a centrally located gauge to minimize driver distraction while passengers both in front and the rear can view certain information about the car's operation via dedicated custom information displays.