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Subaru to show three-door, hybrid hatchback concept at upcoming Tokyo show
AUTOWEEK
Posted Date: 9/28/05
At the 39th Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru will show a concept car called B5-TPH, a three-door hatchback equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat four and parallel hybrid systems.

Subaru said it wanted to do a car for long-weekend getaways for couples, and thus designed a cross between a sport wagon and SUV. Incorporating Subaru’s Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD), the concept car provides an efficiency and comfort glimpse of a future sport specialty car that further enriches the efficiency and comfort.

The turbo parallel hybrid (TPH) power train combines an electric motor and the boxer turbo engine.

Subaru will also have a technology exhibit called IVX-II meant to demonstrate the company’s improved frontal recognition sensors including two stereo cameras and a radar unit. The new cameras can detect multiple objects, road traffic lines, and road conditions, and calculates the distance between the car and an object as well as the relative speed with which another car is approaching.

Subaru will also show the Blitzen touring wagon based on the Legacy, the R1 electric vehicle, and a prototype of the company’s 2006 World Rally car.

The show is open to the public in Makuhari Messe, Chiba from October 19 to November 6. Be sure to stop back to AutoWeek for more during the show press days, beginning October 18.
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I have never been frightened by a rearend before today...well, maybe some real big ones on people...but Subaru momentarilly lost their minds on this concept. Stunningly awful rear.
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I like the idea and the basic design, bu the front end could use some work, the back end just needs to die.
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There are some cool elements of the design (mainly I like the headlights), but as a whole I think it is nasty. David
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WOW!!! :blink:

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BTW: those tail lights on the Subaru 9x (I mean B5) are so very cheesy and cheap looking it makes my brain hurt.
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Very, Very modern day SAAB 900. Clean up some details for production and it could be another shared product between these two far-flung affiliates.
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That is one ugly car. There are thing's that stand out that make this piece interesting, but apart from that, just disgusting.


But wow, that Saab's Gorgeous. Bring it to the market!
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