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03-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Filed under: Concept Cars (http://www.autoblog.com/category/conceptcars/), Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/), Hybrid (http://www.autoblog.com/category/hybrids/), Geneva Motor Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/geneva-motor-show/), Technology (http://www.autoblog.com/category/tech/), Crossover (http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/), Design/Style (http://www.autoblog.com/category/design-style/), Diesel (http://www.autoblog.com/category/diesel/)
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With the 2013 XV Crosstrek (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/xv+crosstrek/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/) reaffirmed its interest in niche crossovers, and early signs are that it's selling well, so will parent Fuji Heavy Industries green-light another one? That's the question begged by the new Viziv concept just unveiled here at the Geneva Motor Show (http://www.autoblog.com/geneva-motor-show/).

Of course, this is a pure showcar, and the four-seat crossover coupe's drivetrain is suitably next-generation as well. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain system features a 2.0-liter diesel boxer engine mated to a CVT, and a pair of electric motors drive the rear wheels for a through-the-road all-wheel-drive system. By going with motor-driven rear axles, Subaru says it has been able to provide larger rear-seat footwell and lower load floor. More excitingly, Subaru says its control systems allow for side-to-side torque vectoring for improved handling, and the system actually apportions more power to the rear wheels when the Viziv takes a corner.

In typical concept car fashion, the Viziv features flashy butterfly doors that provide access to both the front and rear seats, along with oversized 20-inch wheels and cutting-edge lighting. We like the Viziv's overall design direction - it looks more organic and all-of-a-piece than we're used to seeing from the Japanese automaker.Continue reading Subaru Viziv is a diesel hybrid crossover we could learn to love (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/05/subaru-viziv-concept-geneva-2013/)
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