Subaru VIZIV Plug-In Hybrid Revealed In Geneva (w/ video)

MAR 6 2013 BY JAY COLE 2

Subaru looks to now be getting into the plug-in game with its Geneva reveal of the VIZIV plug-in hybrid concept.

Subaru VIZIV Concept In Geneva (via Newspress)

Subaru VIZIV Concept In Geneva (via Newspress)

While we are not crazy about seeing another obscure vehicle name that is difficult to pronounce or spell (which may be the theme of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show), we really like the look of this “future generation” crossover concept.  Even with its insane 1.5 person scissor doors.

The high quality of the promotional video, the best we have seen to date, shows that Subaru has put a lot of stock into this concept, and we will be seeing more of this design/platform in the future.

Like all show concepts, details are a little sketchy, but here is what we know:

  • its a Subaru, so it is AWD
  • plug-in hybrid system
  • 2.0-litre Subaru Boxer diesel engine, tat both can drive the vehicle (at the front) and be a generator for the electric motor
  • CVT transmission 
  • two independent rear motors
  •  Overall Length X Width X Height (mm): 4,320 X 1,900 X 1,510
  • 245/45 ZR20 tire
  • seating for 4


If The Subaru VIZIV Sees Production, We Are Pretty Sure Some Of The Features Might Be Toned Down Just A Touch

If The Subaru VIZIV Sees Production, We Are Pretty Sure Some Of The Features Might Be Toned Down Just A Touch

It does appear that this concept does not have a fully capable electric operation, as Subaru does not give an “only electric range, and also notes:

“The powertrain selects the best time to use each power unit according to its strengths and the driving application, achieving high fuel economy. The motors start and drive the vehicle during low-speed or city driving, while the diesel engine and high-efficiency Lineartronic take over on the highway.”

To read more, check out Subaru’s rather lengthy press release here.

Subaru VIZIV concept: (double click)

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2 Comments on "Subaru VIZIV Plug-In Hybrid Revealed In Geneva (w/ video)"

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LOL. Subaru, you straight up stole most of the design language from the Ford Fusion and Ford Edge. Even the blue oval up front and in back. This concept says Ford Edge like no other! lol And we all thought Subaru knew how to “go their own way.”
*mind blown

I would like to see the design elements such as the front end and lights show up on the next gen Legacy or Outback. It’s a good looking car. I wish they would divulge already what the plans are for their upcoming hybrid. Some sources have reported that Subaru only intends a mild hybrid, similar to the Malibu Eco. Others speculate that it may be a full blown parallel hybrid such as a Prius configuration. I hope if Subaru does decide to offer a hybrid, that it is indeed a full parallel hybrid or even Plug-in Hybrid. They need to get in the game now.