The Wonder Wagon!

Since the debut of the Subaru VIZIV Concept in 2013, Subaru has produced a series of themed concept models embodying the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers. Their latest iteration, known as the Viziv Tourer Concept, features a five-door body layout and broke cover at the 88th Geneva Motor Show. “The Viziv Tourer Concept is filled with a crossover mix of values to enhance active lifestyles,” Subaru said in a press release.

Designed on a tourer theme, the Subaru VIZIV Tourer Concept unites symmetrical AWD layout powered by a boxer engine with Subaru’s wealth of expertise in offering driving performance, practicality, and safety to deliver new value in a tourer form. Subaru is keeping the details shrouded in mystery at this point, but rumours persist that electrification will figure into the next generation of these all-wheel-drive performance cars. For reference, today’s WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer four-cylinder that pumps out 290 pound-feet of torque and 305 horsepower.

Design Features

Evoking successive generations of Subaru touring wagon models that have paired superior driving with high levels of practicality, the VIZIV Tourer Concept, like its predecessors has been designed based on Subaru’s shared Dynamic x Solid design philosophy.

It looks to be about the size of an Impreza wagon, but looks cooler with an aggressive stance, wider more sculpted fenders, and long roofline. The hexagonal grille is the starting point for a rigid, forward-thrusting body that combines with four powerfully defined fenders to highlight the enjoyment of driving while conveying a sense of security. Capacious luggage space at the rear offers utility and practicality. The four-seater is filled with a crossover mix of values to enhance active lifestyles, expressing the “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru delivers to its customers.

Advanced Driver-Assist Technologies

Subaru has teamed advanced driver-assist technologies scheduled for launch around 2020 with the high performance offered by the boxer engine and symmetrical AWD. By also incorporating further enhancements to EyeSight driver-assist technology, radar, and highly accurate GPS and navigation systems, the Japanese automobile company continues to pursue ultimate levels of safety in the aim of eliminating automobile accidents.    


– Source: Subaru