Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept: Next gen Outback?
Subaru took the wraps off a Viziv (Vision for Innovation) Tourer Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a 4-seat, all-wheel drive wagon, with a high-performing boxer engine to boot. While it’s not clear if this Tourer Concept will make it into production, Subaru said Viziv exercises show where the brand’s design and development are headed. This means the Viziv Tourer Concept could be the base of a next-generation Outback, or what some fans are hoping is a return of a WRX wagon.
The Japanese carmaker says with symmetrical AWD layout and a boxer engine, the Viziv Tourer Concept also features advanced driver-assist technologies. Subaru says the concept includes next-generation EyeSight driver-assistance system, plus radar, GPS, navigation and related tech to reduce driver fatigue on long trips. Subaru has said it will launch advanced driver assistance technology into the market around 2020.
While engine performance details weren’t shared, the Viziv Tourer Concept measurements were. It measures about 188 inches long, 76 inches wide and 56.5 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 107.5 inches.
The copper brown wagon features a hexagonal shaped grille, narrow headlights and a hood scoop. The roofline is swept back into a spoiler and Subaru says the rear has ample space for luggage. The concept also hints at its possible Outback role, with Subaru describing the Viziv Tourer Concept as being “filled with a crossover mix of values.” Designed with the brand’s “Dynamic x Solid” philosophy, Subaru says the Viziv Tourer Concept is aimed at driving, functionality and people with active lifestyles.