Subaru will debut VIZIV Evolution Concept plug-in hybrid in Tokyo

In late November, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru will roll out the Viziv Evolution plug-in hybrid concept vehicle. The Viziv Evolution is based on the Viziv concept that debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Speculation is that this version of the concept will be close to production ready, because Subaru hasn’t said whether or not the vehicle is production bound.

SUBARU VIZIV EVOLUTION CONCEPT carries a power unit which represents one of the ideas Subaru has for the future of its powertrains. It is a plug-in hybrid system that consists of the 1.6-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo “DIT” engine, combined with high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) with one front motor and two rear motors. In addition, Subaru will illustrate its goal for the future of safety technology with the adoption of an innovative autopilot system.

Subaru has released basic specifications on the Viziv Evolution Concept:

  • 1.6-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo ‘DIT’ engine
  • Lineartronic (CVT) Transmission
  • Interior permanent magnet synchronous motor; 1 front electric motor, 2 rear electric motors
  • Independent-rear-motor-driven Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) + Plug-in hybrid system
  • Lithium-ion batteries

The Tokyo Motor Show starts November 20th.