Subaru Hybrid Tourer, More Pics, Including Interior

With the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show only two weeks away, carmakers attending the event are beginning to preview the vehicles which will star in their presentation. Subaru did the same with its Hybrid Tourer at the end of September and now comes back with a few more renderings of the vehicle, revealing the interior as well.

Unfortunately, not many of the technical characteristics (read performances) of the hybrid have so far been revealed. What is know is that the hybrid is using a Symmetrical AWD system inspired from the Subaru STELLA. The Hybrid Tourer is powered by a two-motor hybrid drive, a power/drive motor in the front and a drive motor in the rear.

The hybrid system is paired with Subaru's 2.0l horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, which works in combination with a Lineartronic transmission. Electricity for the vehicle and its two electric motors is sourced from a lithium-ion battery.

The interior of the hybrid, as pictured in these renderings, shows a four seat layout, with each of the seats independent from the other, with a movable, simple dashboard in the front. The hybrid is using the EyeSight technology.

This system allows the driver to be assisted with images from outside of the car. The images are obtained by using a stereo camera and a specialized 3D image processing engine, which act as pre-collision safety systems.

Even more, aside from recognizing pedestrians, EyeSight can also detect vehicles located in the driver's blind spot, advising him/her to take the necessary action.
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