Subaru Viziv 2 concept revealed at Geneva
The latest evolution of the Viziv keeps the coupelike roofline, adds two doors.
The latest evolution of the Subaru Viziv concept was revealed this week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Subaru Viziv 2 remains a swoopy-looking hybrid crossover, but it now looks like it's inching closer to production with a gasoline-hybrid powertrain, four doors and room for four adults.
About the size of a Subaru XV Crosstrek, the Subaru Viziv 2 ("short" for Vision for Innovation 2" looks much closer to production than the Viziv concepts that preceded it. The Viziv 2 keeps the coupe-like roofline of the last concept, but adds two exotic-opening rear doors to go with the front butterfly doors. The Viziv 2's front and rear fascias are more conservative too, save for the odd circular design elements on the lower part of the concept. The Subaru Viziv 2 gets Subaru's new corporate grille, Hawkeye headlights, meaty-looking wheel arches, and a chiseled rear hatch.
Powering the Subaru Viziv 2 is a hybrid powertrain. The front wheels are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged F-4 and an electric motor mated to a CVT, while the rear wheels are motivated by two electric motors, giving the Viziv 2 all-wheel drive. The concept also features an "innovative autopilot system," likely a preview of Subaru's intentions for autonomous driving technology.
No word on whether the Subaru Viziv 2 concept will make it into production, but given the fact that this is the third time the automaker has shown off a Viziv concept, it seems as if Subaru's pretty keen on producing it.