Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
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Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept
Nissan brought not one, but two electric-car concepts to Tokyo.
The boxy Teatro for Dayz minicar was designed specifically for "digital natives"--members of the generations that grew up with the Internet--Nissan says.
An electric powertrain suits that brief, the company suggested, as the target audience will view it as just another mobile device that needs charging.
Nissan says the tiny electric car was also designed to enable social-media based sharing of life experiences, rather than just being a tool for transportation.
Subaru Viziv Future concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
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Subaru Viziv Future concept
Subaru unveiled the third of its Viziv-series crossover concepts, previewing a possible future hybrid crossover.
Called the Viziv Future, it uses a turbocharged internal-combustion engine to power the front wheels, and an electric motor to power the rear wheels.
This creates a "through the road" hybrid all-wheel drive system, ensuring that the Viziv Future retains Subaru's trademark feature.
Subaru may incorporate this system, or something similar, into a future production crossover--though some debate exists over whether the Viziv Future previews a new generation of XV Crosstrek, or the next Forester crossover.