Under the hood, the Viziv 2 is packing an odd mix of tech. There's a
1.6-liter boxer diesel engine, along with three electric motors, making
this a diesel/electric hybrid.
That's not something you often see in an all-terrain, all-wheel-drive
vehicle. With two of the electric motors individually powering each of
the rear wheels, however, Subaru believes that you'll be in total,
torque vector-aided control of your drive.
Subaru still seems
pretty set on giving us doors that open more like Iron Man's helmet than
anything we're used to, but in the Viziv 2, the look is actually pretty
cool. Far from the flying pig we saw last year, we'd feel pretty cool
stepping into one of these puppies. This is definitely not your ol'
Highlander. Of course, as a concept car, much of the Viziv 2's features
are destined for the cutting room floor rather than the showroom. It's
far from a self-driving car, but an off-road hybrid diesel SUV is still pretty cool.
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