On display for the first time in Canada at the 2011 Canadian
International Auto Show
TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is delighted to present a new concept vehicle
at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto: the Touring
Hybrid Concept. With its striking sculpted body and gullwing doors,
this advanced vehicle represents a new way of balancing design,
performance, and environmental awareness, balancing eco-friendly
technology with Subaru's uncompromising performance.
Outside, an aerodynamic shell reduces wind noise and fuel consumption,
and an expansive greenhouse increases visibility. Opening the dramatic
gullwing doors reveals a spacious interior designed to keep the driver
connected at all times with the driving experience. The cockpit
interface includes a monitor connected to the innovative EyeSight™
system—a network of cameras that help drivers detect potentially
"The Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept is designed to be a very special
driving experience in every way," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president
and CEO of Subaru Canada. "It's an agile grand touring car, but one
that is focused on eco-efficiency as well as high performance."
Under the wind-cheating sheet metal, the Hybrid Tourer Concept is
unmistakably a Subaru. Here, the Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive
System is mated to an advanced two-motor hybrid system, with a
direct-injection 2.0-litre turbocharged SUBARU BOXER, an electric drive
motor in the front, a second electric drive motor in the rear, a
high-efficiency lithium ion battery pack, and a Lineartronic™ CVT
(Continuously Variable Transmission).
At low speeds, the vehicle is propelled by the rear drive motor; at
higher speeds, the BOXER engine generates the required power in
combination with one or both of the electric motors. As with every
Subaru, the components are placed low in the chassis to maintain
Subaru's performance-enhancing low centre of gravity.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
For further information:
Elaine Griffin (905) 568-4959