Subaru describes its Advanced Tourer as a mid-size wagon designed to combine sporty driving, utility, and environmentally friendliness.
Power comes from a turbocharged and direct-injected horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engine displacing just 1.6-liters and matched with Subaru’s own Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) technology. Drive is then channeled to all four wheels via a symmetrical all-wheel drive system and CVT.
A single motor system is used for its simple structure and light weight. The system has an Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, which allows all-wheel drive motion using only the motor at start-up and on low-speed drives. When decelerating, the regenerating mechanism uses the motor as a power generator.