Subaru are debuting a new crossover/SUV concept at the Geneva Motor Show as well as the new Subaru Forester and Outback diesel CVT.
So we don’t know if the VIZIV (the name is supposed to mean ‘Vision for Innovation) is a replacement on the way for a current Subaru, or an all new car. We don’t know if it’s some sort of hybrid crossover – or even an EV crossover – or even what size it is.
All we do know is that the VIZIV Concept will arrive on Subaru’s Geneva stand next month, represents “Subaru’s future design direction and vision for technological innovation” and embodies Subaru’s brand values of “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind”. So now you know.
Also on the Subaru stand at Geneva will be the new Forester, which debuted at the Los Angeles Motor Show at the end of 2012 and gets a bit of a facelift, a bit more room and will come , in the UK at least, with a 2.0 litre petrol or 2.0 litre diesel engine – both with around 150PS – and a new 2.0-litre direct injection turbo good for 280PS.
Finally, we get treated to the Subaru Outback with a 2.0 litre diesel with, for the first time, Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT ‘box which, say Subaru, improves economy and makes for smoother shifts. Even if the rev counter will no longer have any relation to your speed.