Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept debuts in Tokyo
Subaru has unveiled its VIZIV Performance Concept at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show this week.
The VIZIV series of concepts embody Subaru’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind.”
The first sedan body of the series, the VIZIV Performance Concept symbolises superior Subaru driving performance and the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) layout, powered by a Boxer engine honed over more than five decades of development.
In sports sedan form, it conveys the concept of driving enjoyment that Subaru continues to pursue.
In anticipation of widespread future deployment of automated driving technologies, advanced driver assist functions, combining the next generation EyeSight® system with other devices, are installed.
The name VIZIV derives from “Vision for Innovation.”
Body size (overall length × width × height): 4,630 × 1,950 × 1,430 mm
Wheelbase: 2,730 mm
Tyre size: 245/40 R20
Seating capacity: Five
The VIZIV Performance Concept draws inspiration from previous production models symbolising the Subaru driving experience: the Legacy, which defined Subaru as a driver’s car, plus Impreza and WRX, which took the World Rally Championship by storm.
Based on Subaru’s “Dynamic X Solid” design philosophy, this next-generation sports sedan encapsulates driving enjoyment.
Driving performance is highlighted by a low centre of gravity, the dynamic flare of the guards, use of carbon fibre parts in the bumpers, guards and roof, and the glimpse of the exhaust in the rear bumper.
The three-dimensional form of the front grille is flanked by hawk-eye headlights while the muscular guards point to the reliability of Symmetrical AWD.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGIES
Subaru has teamed advanced driver assist technologies scheduled for launch around 2020, with the high performance offered by the Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD - creating a sports sedan symbolising the “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” expected of its cars.
By also incorporating further enhancements to EyeSight driver assist technology, radar and highly accurate GPS and navigation systems, Subaru continues to pursue the ultimate levels of safety, aimed at eliminating accidents.
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