2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept Tokyo Preview review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 , 11:09:26 byVeronica

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Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept Tokyo Preview

Subaru announced the major highlights that will be displayed at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009. FHI will present the Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept, a new proposal for the future of grand touring car that integrates environmental friendliness, driving performance and safety at high level. In addition, FHI will unveil the fully-electric plug-in Stella which has as base the plug-in Stella launched this summer in Japan. The carmaker will also present a special version of Impreza WRX STI exclusively tuned for further enhancements of its sporty performance, as well as other production models such as the new Legacy. FHI will also exhibit the latest technologies developed by Subaru, like the EyeSight, an advanced driving assist system with pre-collision control using stereo camera technology. The Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept features the latest evolution in handling agility, riding comfort and superior safety performance of Subaru. A luxurious and comfortable cabin and advanced driving performance are contained within a sculpted aerodynamic form. Passengers are enclosed within and atmosphere that provides a surpassing feeling of openness and stress-free reassurance, through the further pursuit of a human-centered philosophy, the essence of Subaru car design, and the incorporation of functions that are friendly to passengers. New leather covering developed with superior breathability and a ventilation function is used in the seats for improved comfort and texture. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline engine that has the reputation for powerful acceleration and that combined with a direct fuel-injection system improves in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, improves torque and response in practical range. The motor has a maximum output of 10 kW at the front and 20 kW at the rear. It receives power from a lithium-ion battery.