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 hazardous situations.

"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.

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Elaine Griffin (905) 568-4959

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