2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept
With the unveiling of the Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept scheduled for next week at the Tokyo Motor Show, the company has kindly released several pictures of this model ahead of its official debut.
Though a concept, Subaru has been working with Toyota to develop a production ready hybrid vehicle within the next few years and many elements of the Hybrid Tourer could see production.
The Hybrid Tourer sports gull wing doors and a wagon / hatchback body style. The vehicles stylish, clean interior is thoroughly modern in appearance and full of amenities.
The Hybrid Tourer is Subaru's first real attempt at a hybrid model. It's powered by the traditional boxer engine mated to a pair of electric motors and utilizes a lithium-ion battery. The vehicle is said to be capable of travelling under electric power only, though no maximum speeds or mileage numbers are listed.
Along with the hybrid drive system, the Hybrid Tourer concept sports Subaru's brand new direct injection 2.0 liter turbocharged boxer engine. The engine will likely see use in many upcoming Subaru models.
Look for the Hybrid Tourer to debut in Tokyo with more information following its official unveiling.