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Tokyo 2015: Subaru reveals VIZIV Future concept

Tokyo 2015: Subaru reveals VIZIV Future concept image

Text: / Photos: Vince Pornelos | posted October 28, 2015 16:18

Crossover concept features latest in safety tech

Alongside the Impreza 5-door concept, Subaru has unveiled their second concept car for this year's Tokyo Motor Show. Called the VIZIV Future concept, the company says it is “designed to show Subaru's future vision” and features automatic driving functions and advanced safety technology. According to Subaru, the VIZIV derives its name from “Vision for Innovation”.

This concept crossover comes with a pair of agressive-looking headlights, wide bumpers, a hexagonal grill and wide fenders. The concept is also fitted with distinctive wheels, a rear bumper featuring honeycomb pattern rear foglights, a roof-mounted spoiler and wraparound taillights.

For its safety tech, the VIZIV Future is equipped with the brand's EyeSight technology, which features all-direction radar sensing that detects vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and lane markers on the road. The EyeSight technology also has collision avoidance features, adaptive cruise control and automatic braking. Furthermore, the VIZIV Future concept comes with autonomous driving technology that can park the car by itself.

According to Subaru, the VIZIV Future is powered by a downsized turbocharged hybrid boxer engine, likely to be seen on future models.