Subaru has unveiled a stunning 'revolutionary sports tourer' – the Advanced Tourer Concept (ATC) – at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Described as a new generation sports wagon, the Subaru ATC features an innovative exterior design and equally innovative power plant - combining a Subaru horizontally opposed Boxer engine linked to a hybrid system.
The 1.6 litre turbo engine includes direct fuel injection and showcases technology that will guide the brand's future engine strategy. It drastically improves combustion efficiency at practical driving speeds and is mated to a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, refined to meet the high power output of the turbo engine.
A single motor hybrid system is used for its simple structure and light weight. This system has an Electric Vehicle mode which allows All Wheel Drive motion using only the motor at start-up and low speed. When decelerating, the regenerating mechanism uses the motor as a power generator.
The ATC's roof is made of glass, adding to its spacious cabin feel. A large monitor built into the steering wheel allows access to maps, television and internet.
Length x width x height (mm): 4580 x 1840 x 1430
Engine: 1.6 lire horizontally opposed direct fuel injection Boxer engine
Transmission: High torque-compatible Lineartronic CVT
Drivetrain: Symmetrical All Wheel Drive with hybrid system
Battery type: Lithium ion