Subaru VIZIV Tourer Concept Wants To Make Wagons Cool Again

Making its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Subaru VIZIV Tourer Concept is all about making family vacations fun.

The concept features the automaker’s Symmetrical AWD layout, a boxer engine, increased practicality and safety. It measures 4,775 mm (187.9 in) in length, 1,930 mm (75.9 in) in width and 1,435 mm (56.5 in) in height, has a 2,730 mm-long (107.4 in) wheelbase and can seat four adults.

On the outside, it comes with a strong hexagonal grille, a forward-thrusting body and four well defined fenders. Despite its aggressive stance, the VIZIV Tourer is also said to have generous luggage space for increased utility and practicality.

On the safety front, there are advanced driver-assist technologies such as the EyeSight driver system, which has been enhanced since its previous iteration, but also updated radar and navigation systems. The automaker’s goal is to “pursue ultimate levels of safety” while aiming to make car accidents a thing of the past.

Previously, the VIZIV nameplate has also been assigned to a Gran Turismo 6 race car, a crossover, a performance vehicle and a seven-seater design study, which went on to become the Ascent SUV.

This particular concept should go on to spawn a production wagon, either compact or mid-size. A direct replacement for the Levorg is the first thing that comes to mind.

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    • Christian

      I find that offensive! Why not show a true woman body? Like show some fat and so…Fupa..

    • Finkployd

      😂😂⚰️

    • donald seymour

      I’m so done with you. Laugh out Loud. The harsh reality of Subaru.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      I can’t add anything to this except for a vote.

    • Dennis Scipio

      oof.

  • Knowing Subaru I won’t believe what they said about translating concept design into production again.

    • Dr Strangefinger

      I know, right?! They really should make this model as is, but in reality no chance.

  • javier

    so stupid, this will translate into some run of the mill suv, why do they even bother

  • Blanka Li

    “To Make Wagons Cool Again”

    Wagons have always been cool 🙂

    • Subi-Rubicon1

      You’re in the minority 😛

      • Tumbi Mtika

        It’s arguably the best minority group to be in right now.

      • LeStori

        Better than being in the SUV majority, under “Mum’s” thumb.

        • Subi-Rubicon1

          Amen to that.

  • Car Design Fan

    It’s a wonderful looking car !!! (enter here some random and true Subaru concept car joke)

  • Mikestroh

    It will never make it to production…even if it does…the production version design would be totally different from the concept by leaps and bounds.

  • Axel Cortez

    they should be banned from making concepts…

  • Leonard Schreiman

    It is truly laughable. Every concept is a knockout and every production version looks like it’
    s already 9 years old when it’s introduced. I agree, why bother with a concept that has no chance of becoming anything near a real world model. Of course, if it’s a Levorg replacement it will never see the light of day in the USA anyway.

  • MarkoS

    Bla, bla, bla, The Subaru production cars never end up looking like the concepts… That is why they are called Concepts, they dream, test and explore. Subaru does a fine job of taking cues from its concepts and translating them into affordable and practical production vehicles. We will see a lot of this concept in the next Outback. Well done Subaru.

    • Marty

      There are two different kinds of concept cars: the vision and the sales pitch.
      Volvo is a true master of combining both. Look at the Concept Coupé for example.

      Subaru is a master of turning what we perceive as a sales pitch for a coming model into what was merely a vision of what could have been if they actually had some design thinking in the company.

      • MarkoS

        Subaru merely follows the original formula for concept cars, There is no pretense that these models will be production vehicles, they are dream machines and test beds for design. Subaru does a fine job of translating these design cues into affordable and practical production vehicles, they are not going to mess with a very successful formula by being overtly trendy.

        • Marty

          You seem quite alone with that opinion, as almost everybody else think that Subaru does a comparably bad job of translating these design cues into production vehicles.

          The problem is maybe that Subaru concept aren’t very visionary, so everybody draws the conclusion that they are teasers for production car design.

          • MarkoS

            Who cares what “everybody else” on these feeds thinks, Subaru sells every vehicle they make without incentives. Their stable and continued success is the true voice.

          • Marty

            True, Subaru are selling well in the US – probably because people there basically buy anything that is AWD. Subaru has a nice niche on that market.

            But the very much existing incentives on that market have been eating a great chunk of their profit for the last quarters. I believe more people would buy Subaru if they looked better.

          • MarkoS

            Subaru has no problem selling every vehicle they make.

  • LWOAP

    Oh look, another concept that will share virtually nothing with the production cars. No design cues or any of that. Yawn.

  • AstonMartin

    The Viziv is a handsome concept and one that would make a positive impact on Subaru’s bottoms line if produced as-is. Sadly reminds me how Cadillac makes beautiful concepts yet refuses to produce them also – most recently the Escala Concept could turn their fortunes around. Instead, I was informed that it won’t be made now because SUV’s sell more – probably because the stunning Escala does not exist in production form. Subaru, simply make amazing concepts like this Viziv, then translate 99% of the design into production, you’d be amazed on customer growth.

  • Chad L

    It’s going to look like the current generation Forester. They should do what Toyota did with Lexus. At least they look like the concepts.

  • SteersUright

    But WHYYYYYY Subaru??!!!!

  • eb110americana

    The funny thing, taking for granted that Subaru never puts any concept into production, is that they actually keep making the *same* concept over and over again with only slight modification. It’s like they have put the same imaginary car into limited series production just to taunt you with the fact that even in limited volumes–you still can never have one.

    • Marty

      “Look! This is the 2018 facelift of our concept car!”
      It’s like they have to different design departments. One make a series of concept cars, the other makes a series of production cars.

  • Ary Wisesa

    The problem with Subaru concept cars is obvious: impossibility to be translated to real production car. So many times Subaru comes up with promising & gorgeous concepts, only to disappoint us with much uglier production version. Oh my…

  • Hoe

    Cruelly attractive