Subaru has condensed its DNA, developed over many years around the Subaru’s core technology of “Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)” and “Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine”, into the integration of a luxurious and
high-quality cabin atmosphere and an eye-catching sculpted body. The concept car features Subaru’s latest
evolutions in handling agility, riding comfort and superior safety performance. It proposes Subaru’s vision
of a future grand touring car that excels in environmental friendliness thanks to Subaru’s unique hybrid
Next-generation power unit system
2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline engine
The Horizontally-Opposed turbo gasoline engine, with a reputation for powerful acceleration, is combined with
a direct fuel-injection system for improvements in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, and improved torque
and response in practical range. This evolution in Subaru turbo technology excels in both environmental
friendliness and engine performance.
Lineartronic, Subaru’s new generation automatic transmission, achieves further improvements in both fuel
efficiency and driving performance by reinforcing parts for use with the high-power output of a turbo engine.
To further enhance the appeal of the Symmetrical AWD system, this unique hybrid two-motor system features a
power/drive motor in the front and a drive motor in the rear.
At start-up and extremely low speeds when fuel efficiency is low, such as when driving the car into a garage,
the rear motor is used primarily to allow driving without utilizing the power of the engine.
During normal driving, the front engine is primarily used. The direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline mated
with the Symmetrical AWD offers a whole new, Subaru driving experience.
During acceleration, the rear motor assists the driving power of the engine to achieve advanced driving
Further, when accelerating uphill, the front motor, which is normally used as a power generator, assists to
drive the front axle for improved performance.
The implementation of a non-idling function that stops the engine when the car comes to a halt reduces
unnecessary fuel consumption.
The use of a high-performance lithium battery is based on experience and know-how achieved with the Subaru
Plug-in STELLA electric vehicle, launched this summer. This includes the use of a precise energy management
system and regenerative brake controls, for improvements in excellent fuel efficiency.