Subaru Advanced Tourer concept on show in Tokyo

Wed, 30/11/2011


Subaru has unveiled a stunning “revolutionary sports tourer” – the Advanced Tourer Concept (ATC) – at Tokyo Motor Show.

Described as a new generation sports wagon, it features an innovative exterior design and equally innovative powerplant – combining a Subaru horizontally opposed Boxer engine linked to a hybrid system.

The 1.6 litre turbo engine includes direct fuel injection and showcases technology that will guide the brand’s future engine strategy.

It drastically improves combustion efficiency at practical driving speeds and is mated to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, refined to meet the high power output of the turbo engine.

A single motor hybrid system is used for its simple structure and light weight. This system has an Electric Vehicle mode which allows All-Wheel Drive motion using only the motor at start-up and low speed. When decelerating, the regenerating mechanism uses the motor as a power generator.

The ATC’s roof is made of glass, adding to its spacious cabin feel.

A large monitor built into the steering wheel allows access to maps, television and internet.

Major specifications:

Length x width x height (mm): 4580 x 1840 x 1430

Engine: 1.6 lire horizontally opposed direct fuel injection Boxer engine

Transmission: High torque-compatible Lineartronic CVT

Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with hybrid system

Battery type: Lithium ion



Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.