Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept. Click image to enlarge
Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept
Toronto, Ontario – Subaru unveiled its striking Hybrid Tourer concept vehicle with sculpted body and gullwing doors and a unique two-motor hybrid system – it’s now on display at the Canadian International Auto Show.
“The Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept is designed to be a very special driving experience in every way,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. “It’s an agile grand touring car, but one that is focused on eco-efficiency as well as high performance.”
Outside, an aerodynamic shell reduces wind noise and fuel consumption, and an expansive greenhouse increases visibility. Opening the dramatic gullwing doors reveals a spacious interior designed to keep the driver connected at all times with the driving experience. The cockpit interface includes a monitor connected to the innovative EyeSight™ system—a network of cameras that help drivers detect potentially hazardous situations.
Under the wind-cheating sheet metal, the Hybrid Tourer Concept has Subaru’s Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive System mated to an advanced two-motor hybrid system, with a direct-injection 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine, an electric drive motor in the front, a second electric drive motor in the rear, a high-efficiency lithium ion battery pack, and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
At low speeds, the vehicle is propelled by the rear drive motor; at higher speeds, the gas engine generates the required power in combination with one or both of the electric motors. As with every Subaru, the components are placed low in the chassis to maintain Subaru’s performance-enhancing low centre of gravity.