Subaru Signals New Design Direction With Viziv Plug-in Diesel Hybrid Concept

Another diesel-hybrid, this one the Subaru Viziv Concept crossover, was unveiled today at Geneva.

Its name is short for “Vision for Innovation,” and the vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter boxer diesel with plug-in hybrid technology.

Power is directed via a high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) which features a front motor providing both vehicle drive and power generation. A pair of independent rear motors contribute to vehicle propulsion only.

Fuel economy is maximized by the computer which selects which motor to use at a given moment.

The car is called a Vision for Innovation as Subaru says the new design direction and technologies that will “take the Subaru brand into the future.”

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Subaru says the clean and simople lines were intended to strike a balance between a condensed cabin and solid looking body. The paint color is Mistral Silver Metallic and reportedly pleasing to the eyes.

Performance stats and other pertinent details are yet to be forthcoming.

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