Here's what we know about the Subaru Viziv 2 Concept: It is not the next-gen Tribeca, and whatever production model it does inspire will almost certainly not look as good as this concept. Following the WRX Concept and the Legacy Concept, we're trying not to get our hopes up too high.
Essentially a reworked version of the 2013 Viziv Concept from Tokyo, the Viziv 2 has what would appear to be a more production-ready exterior design. A Subaru spokesperson said that while this vehicle doesn't represent the replacement for the Tribeca, it's a good look at Subaru's future styling direction.
The bracket-style lighting accents are said to evoke thoughts of the horizontally opposed cylinders in the Boxer engine, while the oversized lower lights resemble illuminated soccer balls, perhaps hinting at the consumer demographic Subaru would like to target.
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Viziv 2 adds combination gullwing and minivan-like sliding rear doors that provide a better look into the concept. Inside is a more conceptual cabin, including a large center screen and the digital gauge cluster. Another big change from the first Viziv is a 1.6-liter direct-injected turbo engine, replacing the diesel boxer in the previous concept. It's still a three-motor plug-in hybrid, but like the overall styling, we won't be holding our breath for the powertrain to reach production, either.
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