Subaru VIZIV 2 concept previews future drivetrain technology

Subaru VIZIV 2 concept front quarter

Subaru has unveiled the VIZIV 2 concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It is an evolution of the first VIZIV concept that was presented last year at the same exhibition, followed by the VIZIV Evolution concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. According to Subaru, the four-door SUV offers both utility and a sporty cabin.

The name VIZIV is derived from “Vision for Innovation”, and is an expression of Subaru’s future direction.

Subaru VIZIV 2 concept side

Powered by a plug-in hybrid system that uses a 1.6-litre horizontally-opposed direct injection turbocharged engine, in combination with a front motor and two rear motors connected via a high-torque compatible Lineartronic CVT transmission, it draws from its power from a set of Lithium-ion batteries

The VIZIV 2 is said to deliver superb driveability, based on the low centre of gravity and superior weight distribution.

Subaru VIZIV 2 concept rear

Subaru said the drivetrain points the way to a future generation of Subaru technology. The VIZIV 2 also illustrates the brand’s goal for the future of safety technology, with the adoption of an innovative autopilot system.

MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS:

Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 4435 x 1920 x 1530
Wheelbase (mm): 2730
Engine: 1.6-litre Horizontally-Opposed Direct Injection Turbo (DIT) engine
Transmission Type: High-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT)
Electric Motor Type: Interior Permanent magnet synchronous motor; Front: 1 motor; Rear: 2 motors
Battery Type: Lithium-ion batteries
AWD System: Independent-rear-motor-driven Symmetrical AWD
Tyres: 245/45 ZR20
Seating Capacity: Four

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