Updated Subaru Viziv concept at Tokyo motor show

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Hybrid Viziv SUV previews how autonomous driving tech will be applied to Subaru’s road cars


An updated type of the Subaru Viziv concept takes centre stage for the brand at the Tokyo motor show, showcasing the brand’s vision for “enjoyment along with peace of mind.”

The Viziv Future Concept features a more pared-back look than last year’s Viziv 2 Concept however keeps of which car’s large rounded fog lights along with aggressive front bumper.

Subaru says the item has linked radar sensors along with GPS mapping to its camera-based Eyesight system, effectively giving the concept 360-degree crash avoidance capability. The Viziv is actually said to be capable of autonomous driving on the motorway while autonomous parking also features.

The Viziv’s AWD hybrid powertrain has the same 1.6-litre diesel engine as the Levorg, working in conjunction with an electric motor located at the rear. inside the Viziv Concept 2, just one electric motor was used to power the front wheels alongside the engine, while dual motors supplied torque to the rear wheels.

The four-seat cabin, which is actually accessed via a ‘suicide’ door arrangement, features a digital instrument cluster along with central infotainment screen. A camera system is actually also used to monitor the driver’s alertness

The first Subaru Viziv concept was revealed at the Tokyo motor show in early 2013, with two updated versions shown in late 2013 along with 2014 respectively. While not previewing any single car, the concept is actually instead designed to show how autonomous driving functions might be applied to Subaru’s future production designs.

Subaru has also showcased a concept previewing the next-generation Impreza in Tokyo.

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