Rugged-styled concept hints at what next-generation XV could look like, and is the first concept created with new 'Bolder' design language.
Subaru has revealed the VIZIV Adrenaline concept at the Geneva motor show this week, which takes the form of a SUV-styled hatchback.
The company says the Adrenaline is the first concept vehicle designed under the new 'Bolder' philosophy, which is an evolution of the 'Dynamic x Solid' theme it created in 2014.
What that means? We don't really know. Subaru tries to explain it, though, saying: "Through the new 'Bolder' design philosophy, Subaru aims to broaden the brand’s outlook, define the characteristics of Subaru vehicles more prominently, and create more enjoyment for all passengers".
Like the current XV, the VIZIV Adrenaline concept features a jacked-up ride height, along with contrasting black bumpers and wheel arch extensions.
There's a common circular light signature for the fog-lights at both ends in a dotted design, along with skid plate-like inserts for the front and rear bumpers.
A new, slimmer LED signature for the head- and tail-lights also features in a claw-like shape. We reckon the tailgate and tail-lights look a bit like a Kia Sportage.
Filling the arches are large alloy wheels shod in chunky Bridgestone all-terrain tyres – though the company neglects to mention how big they are.
Other interesting design elements include side cameras in place of conventional mirrors – which seems to be all the rage at the moment – and a contrasting silver roof element that extends into a spoiler.
"Combining utility that supports active lifestyles with off-road driving capability that delivers enjoyment to go anywhere, the VIZIV Adrenaline Concept stimulates the driver’s mind, encouraging them to “drive freely in mother nature"," Subaru says in its press release.
"Subaru will continue to evolve its distinctiveness of developing and designing vehicles that deliver the brand’s core value “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind.”
Do you reckon the VIZIV Adrenaline is a good indication of what the next XV will look like?