Gullwing concept launched at the Tokyo motor show
21 October 2009

This is the Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept, which has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor show.

The Subaru concept gets striking gullwing doors, while it has been designed to be as aerodynamic as possible with a bright, airy interior.

Inside, it gets a luxurious interior with four individual seats covered in a mesh material similar to those seen in the Ford Iosis Max concept at Geneva earlier this year.

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Its hybrid powertrain powers all four wheels and it consists of a 2.0-litre horizontally opposed direct injection turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors – a 10kw one at the front, and a 20kw one at the rear. It uses lithium-ion batteries.

At low speeds, the rear electric motor is primarily used to boost efficiency, while the conventional engine is used at motorway and cruising speeds.

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Under acceleration, the rear electric motor supports the petrol engine to provide increased performance. The front motor is mainly used to assist on hills.

A stop-start system also features to boost economy, as does regenerative braking.

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30 September 2009

How Subaru can design something as attractive as this and at the same time bring out the mess that is the new Legacy, I don't know.


30 September 2009

[quote Nick Rutter]

How Subaru can design something as attractive as this and at the same time bring out the mess that is the new Legacy, I don't know.


I don't think Subaru did design it. I think Pininfarina designed it, and it's currently on sale as the Alfa Brera.

30 September 2009

Subaru are no different to other manufacturers.they tease us with a beautiful or interesting concept and put a blandmobile into production.sometimes very ugly even!!

21 October 2009

So have Subaru just employed some new designers? Some who are not blind?

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