Latest hi-res pics of Subaru's radical new gullwing concept for Tokyo
13 October 2009

This stylish gullwing Subaru hints at the company’s preference for petrol hybrids rather than diesels as a green solution.

The Hybrid Tourer concept has a boxer turbo engine with direct injection, mated to two electric motors. Under normal conditions it uses the petrol engine, with the rear-mounted electric motor assisting under acceleration and the front motor kicking in when driving uphill.

See the latest hi-res pics of the Subaru Hybrid Tourer ConceptSubaru Hybrid Tourer revealed

The car has sharp, modern styling that should influence future models, and huge doors swing open to reveal a sumptuous leather interior with four individual seats.

“We may go down the petrol hybrid route rather than extensive development on diesel,” said a company insider.

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13 October 2009

Seems like they've glued together the back end of a Brera, the A-pillar from a Xsara Picaso and the front, well I just don't know. All it does is introduce yet another grille design....

13 October 2009

... yes - but it is better looking than an Impreza ;o)

13 October 2009

I don't like those doors. I think they are a safety hazard too. Imagine the spring gives way and the door falls right down at full speed. Could be a disaster.. someone's gonna get hurrrrrt!

13 October 2009

Obviously the doors wouldn't make production - too many situations where you couldn't open them enough to get in or out. Nice to see that Subaru aren't completely useless at styling though. The car looks pretty good.

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