Exiga Concept (2007)
Far and beyond, in comfort. A
Touring 7-seater for an exhilarating and liberating drive: The Exiga Concept
Aim of Development
The keyword is "7-Seater Panoramic Touring".
The Exiga Concept is a completely new 7-seater proposal which has an exceptional balance of roomy space with agile and easy driving even while comfortably seating 7 passengers. This was made possible by integrating SUbaru's packaging expertise cultivated over many years with the touring wagon, with the driving core technology leveraging Symmetrical AWD with a Horizontally-Opposed engine at its core. Subaru offers new and fun driving performance and a luxurious space of relaxation for all passengers.
-A lofty 360-degree panorama view
To create a spacious and ample interior that is pleasant for all 7 passengers, we have incorporated a super-size glass roof. To ensure that all seats have nice panoramic views, the seats are gradually higher toward the back in a theater layout.
Visibility around the vehicle is further secured by eight view monitors in the instrument panel. Combined with excellent direct visibility, there is no need to be anxious about maneuvering the vehicle.
-A combination of pleasant driving and a comfortable ride
With the excellent weight balance of Subaru's unique Symmetrical AWD coming from its low center of gravity and the newly developed chassies that offer innovative driving, we have balanced pleasant driving and a comfortable ride typical of a Subaru, all while securing interior comfort for 7 passengers.
For the power unit, we have combined a 2-liter Horizontally-Opposed turbo engine that balances power feeling that is characteristic of a higher displacement naturally-aspirated (NA) engine and excellent mileage, with a precisely controlling 5-speed automatic transmission. This allows for powerful and smooth driving, even with 7 passengers.
The fusion of function and beauty, combining agile and reassuring driving performance with enriched interior space, all suggest the direction of Subaru design.
The airy and enriched interior space was rendered with a body consisting of a firm surface texture that suggests superb athletic ability, like a well-proportioned athlete's body. The bright candy red and pearlescent coloring expresses its unparalleled presence, well-defined dimensions, and powerful dynamism.
While creating an exterior that is suggestive of its airy cabin space, we have optimized the A-pillar angle for good visibility.
For the side rear view camera, we have incorporated a wedge-shape to render the momentum from the A-pillar flow.
We used LED for the headlights and created a unique design that combines function and playfulness.
The theme is a luxurious and adult space that offers relaxation. The bright and high-quality leather interior using mostly pearl white and blue suggests the refreshing and luxurious feel of being on a cruiser deck. Additionally, a clear blue display zone that stretches from left to right has been installed in the instrument panel. This shows many faces, at times a safe range of view and at times entertainment for its passengers.
The seats securely support the bodies of passengers while in motion and also offer convenience with versatile arranging. The seats in back are equipped with folding tables similar to passenger airplanes. A soothing space is rendered at night with indirect lighting on the ceiling and side doors, giving this a different look from daytime.
Body size (length x width x height) 4780x1775x1630mm (188.2x69.9x64.2in)
Wheel-base 2750mm (108.3in)
EngineType Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC Turbo
Transmission SPORTSHIFT E-5AT
Suspension (front/rear) Macpheson strut / Double Wishbone
Seating capacity (persons) 7
Equipment VTD-AWD (Variable Torque Distribution AWD) + VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
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