Jose Altoveros / Newspress, Subaru | March 08, 2018 09:17
Subaru debuts Viziv Tourer concept, could become next-gen Levorg
At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru introduced the Viziv Performance concept. While the automaker did not directly mention it, they did say that concept sedan draws upon the rally and racing heritage of the Impreza, Legacy and WRX. This hints at it likely becoming the next-generation Impreza WRX.
Now at the Geneva Motor Show, Subaru debuts the Viziv Tourer Concept. Much like it's sedan counterpart, Subaru did not reveal much details about the Viziv Tourer. What we do know is that it will use the automaker's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system coupled with a boxer engine. As for technical details, the Tourer measures in at 4,775mm long, 1,930mm wide, and stands at 1,435 mm tall. Wheelbase stretches at 2,730mm.
Visually, the Tourer resembles that of the Viziv Performance Concept albeit in wagon form. They both receive a vented hood coupled with carbon fiber accents all around. However, it does a have a less aggressive front bumper and slightly reshaped headlights. At the rear, we see Subaru's signature C-shaped lights integrated with a large hatch coupled with a more subtle rear bumper. No aggressive rear diffuser here.
Like most concepts, the Viziv Tourer is fitted with a plethora of autonomous driving systems. It also has Subaru's next-gen EyeSight system that uses two cameras and are attached to the windshield. The new systems in place are said to help reduce accidents from occuring.
Since the first Viziv showcar was introduced, it has always previewed Subaru's future design models. That said, the Viziv Tourer could likely hint at the next-generation Impreza WRX wagon or the Levorg. For now, we can only hope that the Tourer concept spawns a production model with an STI variant in the near future.