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2019 Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept

2019 Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept

A Mysterious New Crossover Concept From Subaru Could Showcase The Next Crosstrek

Expectedly, Subaru is among the first ones to jump onto the wagon of endless teasers released before an auto show to introduce us to a new vehicle. In this case, the Japanese company we all adore released a really dark teaser of what is called the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept. It is the seventh Viziv concept since 2013, and it definitely projects what will become an all-new car. Well, in the case of the Viziv Adrenaline Concept - what will become an all-new crossover. Because, of course, it is a crossover. Maybe even one that will evolve like a Pokemon into the next Crosstrek.

Subaru is really, like really, really secretive about it for now, but I did find out a thing or two about it and can make some logical conclusions.

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Subaru Teases Viziv Adrenaline Concept Bound for Geneva

Subaru Teases Viziv Adrenaline Concept Bound for Geneva

Looks like it’s a compact two-door high-rider

Subaru will add another study to its Viziv line of concepts that it’s been parading at motor shows over the past half-decade. This latest one, the seventh in the series, is called Subaru Viziv Adrenaline, and it’s set to make its debut next month, at the 2019 Geneva motor show.

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2018 Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept

2018 Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept

Does it preview the next-generation Outback?

While it hasn’t introduced many brand-new models in recent years, Subaru was pretty busy showcasing new design features and technologies with a range of concepts under the Viziv name. The first one arrived in 2013, and since then Subaru has launched a new Viziv design each year. The latest iteration, known as the Viziv Tourer Concept, broke cover at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and it features a five-door body layout.

Naturally, the Tourer shares many design features with previous Viziv concept cars. It also shares upcoming driver-assist technologies that we will find in production models starting 2020. But unlike some Viziv concepts, which featured hybrid powertrains, the Tourer uses a boxer engine only. The concept could preview a hatchback or wagon version of the WRX, but it could also be an early preview of the next-generation Outback.

Continue reading to learn more about the Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept.

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The Subaru Viziv Tourer is Here, and it May Preview the Next-Gen Outback

The Subaru Viziv Tourer is Here, and it May Preview the Next-Gen Outback

Can we get a Viziv production model, please?

Subaru has finally introduced the Viziv Tourer, the latest addition to the Viziv Concept series and what we believe may be a preview of the next-gen Subaru Outback. As is the usual case with the Viziv Concepts, Subaru hasn’t exactly released a plethora of information, but its whole purpose is to showcase Subaru’s future design language, and it does exactly that. It’s got the sharp design cues, the look of performance, and all of the muscular features we expect from a car that’s designed to feel at home on and off the road.

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2018 Subaru WRX 50th Anniversary Edition

2018 Subaru WRX 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating 50 years on America’s shores

Subaru is celebrating its 50th anniversary of selling vehicles in America by offering a special 50th Anniversary Edition on all its models, including the 2018 WRX. There are no mechanical updates, so don’t expect any horsepower or handling improvements. This special edition is for appearances only. However, Subaru is only building 600 WRX 50th Anniversary Editions, so rarity is a big attraction factor.

The 50th Anniversary Edition is based on the WRX’s highest trim, the Limited, as to include all the desirable features. Items include the StarLink infotainment system, keyless access and push-button starting, LED steering responsive headlights, 10-way power driver’s seat, and the EyeSight safety system.

As for what sets the 50th Anniversary Edition apart, the details are all listed below.

Continue reading for more information.

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Subaru Teases the Viziv Tourer Prior to its Debut at the Geneva Auto Show

Subaru Teases the Viziv Tourer Prior to its Debut at the Geneva Auto Show

Subaru’s building its own family of Viziv concepts

Subaru’s Viziv concept game has been on point since the automaker introduced the first concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, we’ve seen crossovers, SUVs, hatchbacks, and even a virtual Vision GT concept all sport the Viziv moniker. All told, Subaru has released five Viziv concepts since 2013. As we prepare for the 2018 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, we’re going to see the sixth version in the form of the Viziv Tourer Concept.

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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

The jacked-up Impreza is ready to roll into dealers

When crossovers and SUVs got their second wind on the market, automakers jumped on the opportunity to open the gates and flood each and every segment of the market with as many models as possible. But, some automakers have taken an interesting approach where they take a car body and throw it on a jacked-up chassis and suspension – a quick way to create new models without spending heaps of cash on research and design. The new Subaru XV is one of these models and, like the 2016 Subaru XV Concept, it sports the body of the 2017 Subaru Impreza five-door with a raised suspension; just enough to make it appealing to the masses who, predominantly, love these high-riding people-haulers a lot more than they probably should. The big news, however, is that the new XV is built upon Subie’s revamped Global platform that brings extra rigidity and strength to the table. There’s also a revamped suspension system, revised interior, and 80-percent of the parts used in that 2.0-liter Boxer engine have been revamped to deliver more power and better fuel economy in an overall lighter package.

As was the case with the first XV model that hit the market in 2013, the XV is essentially an Impreza with jacked up suspension, but this time around, Subaru has gone the distance to make the XV safer, stronger, more powerful, and nicer inside and out. When it comes to strength and safety, we’re not exactly talking small numbers either – the new XV, according to Subaru, offers an increase in torsional rigidity of 70 percent and a decrease in body roll of 50 percent compared to the outgoing model. But, before we get too far into that, let’s a stroll down the page talk more about the “all-new” Subaru XV.

Update 6/15/2017: Subaru has announced a full pricing schedule for the XV Crosstrek. Check out the Prices section below to learn all about it.

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Subaru Launches Heavily Revised XV at Geneva

Subaru Launches Heavily Revised XV at Geneva

Chassis, engine, & active safety updates headline the changes

Subaru is best known for making fun, all-weather hatchbacks and wagons with impressive AWD systems. That continues with the introduction of the 2018 Subaru XV – a heavily revised version of the lifted Impreza wagon. The new XV rides on Subaru’s new Global Platform architecture, is powered by 80-percent new Boxer engine, and wears a fresh design, both inside and out.

The Subaru XV was introduced for the 2012 model year and has soldiered on basically unchanged. That changes for the 2018 model year, and the U.S.-spec XV Crosstrek will likely receive these changes for 2019.

Starting with the chassis, Subaru is continuing to spread its new Global Platform throughout its lineup. The Impreza received it last year, so naturally, the XV was next. Subaru says it’s more than 70-percent stiffer than the outgoing chassis, which is good news for off-roaders. The Impreza’s new steering rack makes the leap, too, dropping the ratio from 14:1 to 13:1. And despite the XV boasting an impressive 8.7-inches of ground clearance, the center of gravity drops by 0.2 of an inch. The XV’s handling is further aided by a revised mounting for the anti-sway bars. Subaru says body roll is reduced by a whopping 50 percent.

Most folks will concentrate on the XV’s new sheet metal and its new interior. The high-riding wagon takes after the Impreza, gaining a more angular design with a chiseled chin. New taillights and rear bumper join the mix, as does a new wheel design. Two new colors have been added – Cool Grey Khaki and Sunshine Orange. Inside, the interior completely ditches the outgoing XV’s dull dashboard, replacing it with what’s found in the 2017 Impreza, including the eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

There’s more to Subaru’s reworked XV, so keep reading the details.

Continue reading for the full story.

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2016 Subaru XV Concept

2016 Subaru XV Concept

Could this preview the next-generation XV Crosstrek?

Subaru has used two of the more recent auto shows – Tokyo in October 2015 and Los Angeles in November 2015 – to introduce a pair of Impreza-based concepts that hinted at the future of the brand’s most recognizable model. For reasons that we didn’t know at that time, the Japanese automaker skipped on making another follow up in Detroit and Chicago. But as it turns out, Subaru saved the third model under the Impreza umbrella for the2016 Geneva Motor Show. So here it is, folks, the Subaru XV Concept.

The high-riding XV Concept is headed to Geneva with an all-new look that follows in the footsteps of its Impreza counterparts. That look is defined by the company’s new Dynamic X Solid design language, which Subaru plans to adopt to its new generation of vehicles.

Actual details are scarce, at least outside of the exterior, but with the concept as close to a production version as you can get out of Subaru, there is some belief that the production version will look close to what the automaker is bringing to Geneva. There’s no timetable yet on when the actual next-gen XV Crosstrek will be released, but with the current model on the receiving end of a recent mid-life facelift, 2018 would be the earliest possible date to see the next-generation version. For now, let’s take a long, hard look at the XV Concept.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

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2014 Subaru VIZIV-2 Concept

2014 Subaru VIZIV-2 Concept

Subie looks ahead to the future with new SUV concept

The Subaru Viziv Concept turned a lot of heads at the Geneva Motor Show when it first debuted and like a company that knows it has a good thing on its hands, Subaru is coming back to the scene of the show-stopping crime to present a worthy — we hope — sequel to the Viziv Concept. The new concept is smartly named the Viziv 2 Concept, and its a pretty clear indication by now that Subaru isn’t just toying with us with these prototypes. The company has plans for these concepts, and we’re probably going to get our first look at a new crossover that will become a stalwart in the Subaru lineup.

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2013 Subaru Viziv Concept

2013 Subaru Viziv Concept

The Geneva Motor Show is set to host one of the biggest showcases of concept cars for the entire year. It seems that every automaker is bringing a concept to the show and, as expected, that includes Japanese automaker Subaru.

One of Subaru’s concept offerings is the Viziv Crossover, a concept model that is expected to preview the next-generation styling language of Subaru’s crossover lineup along with new technologies that the automaker is fixing to use for its future models.
Although there’s only one teaser image to look at, there are plenty of notable features about the Viziv Concept that you can take notice of. The most significant, obviously, are those outrageous slit-like LED headlights that, while awesome in concept guise, we’re not entirely sure will ever make it past the concept phase. A trapezoidal grille is also prominently shown in the teaser as is what looks like a front spoiler.

It’ll be interesting to see what Subaru did with the Viziv Crossover Concept. The early returns are definitely promising and if we do say so ourselves, we’re looking forward to seeing the whole thing when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors in a month’s time.

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2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview

2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview

The biggest international auto show of the 2011 calendar year is getting closer and closer to opening its doors when the event kicks off on March 1st, 2011. Unlike recently concluded auto shows we’ve had since the calendar turned to 2011, the Geneva Motor Show is always the one that gets our juices flowing. Not that those other events weren’t any good, but Geneva brings out all the goods. All the big boys come out to play at this event, so much so that making this preview took more days than we expected because everyday, a new model was being announced as attending the event.

Now that the Geneva Motor Show is less than two weeks away, we feel like it’s time to give you a sneak peek on what cars to expect at the event. A lot of brands that routinely skip other auto shows will all be in attendance at the Geneva Motor Show, proving that without a shadow of a doubt, this Swiss spectacle is one of the most important - if not the most important - events in the automotive calendar.

Hit the jump to check out just who will be in attendance when the show opens its doors on March 1st, 2011.

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Subaru RWD Sports Car Technology Concept

Subaru RWD Sports Car Technology Concept

Back in 2008, Toyota and Subaru set out to make a RWD sports car that would take advantage of both of their strengths, and later details and images of these car made their way into our pages and put giant smiles on our faces. We would think that the next step would be the unveiling of production versions of the Toyota FT-86 and the Subaru FT-86, but instead, Subaru is taking a step back by unveiling the RWD Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Really? Give us a break!

Featuring Subaru’s horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, the RWD Concept will allow the company to show potential buyers just how Subaru proposes to integrate this expertise into a rear-wheel drive car to offer a new and highly enjoyable, Subaru-like driving experience.

A production version of the Subaru RWD Coupe - ahem, the Subaru FT-86 - is expected by the end of the 2011.

Next to the RWD Concept, Subaru will also display theImpreza concept and the new Trezia.

UPDATE 02/22/2011: Subaru has released the first teaser image of their BOXER Sports Car Architecture set to make its world debut at the Geneva motor Show. Check it out!

Hit the jump for more details on the Subaru RWD Sports Car Technology Concept.

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2008 Subaru Legacy 2.0D and Outback 2.0D

2008 Subaru Legacy 2.0D and Outback 2.0D

Subaru announced today the major features exhibit at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show: the Subaru Legacy and the Outback powered by the company’s unique Subaru Boxer Diesel and due to be released into the European market ahead of other parts of the world.

Next to them Subaru will also exhibit the new Subaru Forester, which will make a debut in Europe, the Subaru G4e Concept and the Subaru R1e electric vehicles.

The Boxer Engine has a displacement of 1998 cc, a maximum power of 147 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The CO2 emissions is of only 148 g/km.

the Subaru Boxer Diesel is mated with Subaru’s unique symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) to achieve driving performance standards only Subaru is capable of. These standards include high-level stability and outstanding acceleration thanks to powerful low- and medium-speed torque.

Press release after the jump.

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2007 Subaru R1e

2007 Subaru R1e

This is the Subaru R1e electric vehicle developing in conjunction with Toyko Electric Power Co and NEC Lamilion Energy.
At present, ten units of the Subaru R1e electric vehicle are used for daily business operations by The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), Subaru’s joint development partner, for road-testing with an eye to a market debut down the road. FHI intends to commercialize the Subaru R1e as a short-distance commuter car based on the Subaru R1 minivehicle currently (...)

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Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel

Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel

The "SUBARU BOXER TURBO DIESEL" engine, which will be introduced into the European market, takes advantage of the inherent superiority of Horizontally -Opposed engines, such as high rigidity and low noise and vibration, resulting in no need of a balancer shaft. In addition, it has also realized compact design, which stands on a par with the Subaru Horizontally-Opposed gasoline engine of the same displacement.
This "SUBARU BOXER TURBO DIESEL" engine will be mounted on (...)

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Subaru at Geneva Motor Show

Subaru at Geneva Motor Show

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products and the maker of Subaru automobiles, will exhibit the “SUBARU BOXER TURBO DIESEL” engine and the Subaru R1e electric vehicle at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show, will open its doors to the general public from March 8 through 18, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. FHI will give a press briefing on Tuesday, March 6, at 10:15, at the Subaru booth. 0SUBARU BOXER TURBO DIESEL 0
The “SUBARU (...)

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Subaru's future

Subaru’s future

Subaru will be super-active in the next three years: new Impreza, a new Justy supermini, a new Forester, a new Legacy, a flat-four diesel engine and hybrid powertrains all in the pipeline.
First will be unveiled the third generation at New York motor show in April. It will be available in two forms - four-door saloon and five-door hatch.
The new Impreza will be based on a shortened Legacy platform, meaning it should get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. The next-generation (...)

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