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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Subaru Advanced Tourer Hybrid Concept @ Tokyo Show

Subaru has unveiled the Advanced Tourer Concept at Tokyo Motor Show.

It features an 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 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.

Major specifications:

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

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