Subaru took the wraps off its latest VIZIV concept in Geneva yesterday. Dubbed the Tourer, it offers a glimpse at what a future mid-size wagon could look like from the brand.
According to Subaru, the VIZIV Tourer Concept embodies the current “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” vision of the brand. It showcases the latest evolution of the company’s “Dynamic x Solid” design philosophy, with large fenders and sharp creases dominating the look. The hexagonal grille is framed by two squinty headlights and a demure (by Subaru standards) hood scoop.
It’s an altogether handsome look to our eyes, mixing the right levels of aggression and restraint.
With any luck, this could preview the return of the WRX wagon. The current WRX, divorced from the Impreza name, is available as a sedan only. At 188 inches nose to stern, the Tourer is 3.5-inches longer than the current Levorg, a car that shares its platform with the Impreza and WRX. Sadly, the Levorg isn’t available in North America.
As you’d expect of a modern concept, the VIZIV has a litany of driver assist features. Most of them are expected around 2020, including the next generation of the EyeSight camera, plus improved radar and GPS functionality.
Subaru hasn’t released specifics on what exactly powers the handsome Tourer. It does feature a flat-four engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive, but that’s the case with every one of its modern cars outside of the BRZ.
Previous VIZIV concepts have previewed the Levorg and new Ascent crossover. We’ll have to wait and see what production model may follow the Tourer.