Subaru to unveil advanced Tourer concept in Tokyo

Mon, 07/11/2011

Subaru will unveil an “Advanced Tourer Concept” at Tokyo Motor Show, at the end of November.

It will join the BRZ sports car as one of two major Subaru debuts at the show.

The Advanced Tourer Concept combines superior driving performance and utility. It features an innovative exterior design and is powered by a turbocharged horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, with direct fuel injection, plus an efficient hybrid system linked to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

A glass panel roof enhances the feel of interior spaciousness, while a large monitor is built into the steering wheel allowing access to maps, television and internet services.

Engine

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru cars, says the direct fuel injection turbo engine is one of the main technologies that will guide Subaru’s future engine strategy. Not only is acceleration quick and smooth, the engine is environmentally friendly. The 1600cc engine offers drastically improved combustion efficiency in the practical driving speed range.

Hybrid system

Subaru’s hybrid system has been developed to harmonize with the Symmetrical AWD technology. A single motor system is used for its simple structure and light weight. The system has an Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, which allows AWD motion using only the motor at start-up and on low-speed drives. When decelerating, the regenerating mechanism uses the motor as a power generator.

The Advanced Tourer Concept is also equipped with Subaru’s advanced EyeSight™ driver assist system, in which the recognition range of the stereo camera has expanded considerably, both in width and depth.

Transmission

The Advanced Tourer Concept features a high torque compatible Lineartronic™ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), refined to match the high-power output turbo engine.

Major Specifications

Length x Width x Height: 4580 x 1840 x 1430mm

Engine: 1.6 litre horizontally-opposed direct fuel injection turbo Boxer engine

Transmission: High torque compatible Lineartronic CVT

Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with hybrid system

Battery type: Lithium-ion battery

Subaru BRZ

Based on FHI’s concept of “Pure Handling Delight”, BRZ’s core is the horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, known for its light weight, compact size and low centre of gravity. Its rear-wheel drive platform is ultra-low, offering excellent handling performance.

Engine

BRZ features a new 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine, especially designed for the sports car. Bore and stroke are set in a square formation of 86 x 86mm. Combine with the direct fuel injection technology, known as D-4S, this enables higher output and efficiency.

Major specifications

Length x Width x Height: 4240 x 1775 x 1300mm

Wheelbase: 2570mm

Engine: 2.0 litre horizontally-opposed direct fuel injection Boxer engine

Transmission: 6MT/E-6AT

Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

Suspension: Front – strut; rear – double wishbone

A press briefing by Fuji Heavy Industries President Mr Yasuyuki Yoshinaga is scheduled for 0915 Japan time on November 30, at the show.

 

About Subaru

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.