• Oct 9th 2007 at 2:11AM
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With the new STI out of the way, we can now bring on Subaru's 2007 Tokyo Motor Show concepts. First up is the Exiga, an AWD wagon that almost certainly previews a future production vehicle -- the next Legacy, perhaps? In concept form, the Exiga sits on a 2750mm wheelbase and is powered by a 1994cc 4-cylinder turbo. Inside, the concept's airy cabin (note the expansive roof glass) is finished in white leather meant to emulate the seating on a luxury yacht. Looks like a car to us, though. Exiga also contains enough multipurpose video screens to set new benchmarks for distracted driving. Look for the car's shapes to transition to production and for the myriad video screens to stay behind in concept fantasyland. Drivers are addled enough as it is, you know?

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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Take away the side skirting and you have the next generation Forester."

      You're totally mistaking the size of this thing - this is more like a Subaru version of a Saturn Outlook or a Mazda CX-9. It's unmistakably a large, three-row crossover. Anybody remember all those spy shots of a Outback mule that Brenda Priddy incorrectly concluded was a mule for a really enlarged next-Gen Forester? That was no Forester; that was the production version of this concept.

      The next Forester may take cues from this, but expect a production Exiga for at least the JDM in the next year. The Forester will remain Impreza-sized.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've heard the next Forester will move a few sizes up, so there may be some truth to what muffin's saying.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Acura much?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Other than the grille which is similar to a Honda, the car does strike its own pose. The bonnet is pure Liberty/Legacy GT and the rims are very similar to those found on a new Impreza RS.

        More an exercise in interior design this one.
      • 7 Years Ago

      That got my attention.

      Two problems.
      One: the front looks like an Acura. Subaru needs to do better than it has on it's front ends, but plagiarism is wrong.

      Two: The glasshouse is a an inch or two too tall. it looks almost identical to the current legacy wagon, just taller and a bit more vertical at the windsheild and tailgate glass. The current legacy's sleeker glasshouse is a bit better for it.


      monitor screens have to go, though. 2-liter turbo engine is fine, and standard for Japan. Hopefully they have a nice 6MT or automated manual transmission behind it.

      The rear treatment, tail lights, extractor vents, and center exhaust... very nice.

      Now: 5-door sedan and fastback grand touring coupe please. A real version of this car (black leather, no or few screens normal interior, less show-chrome) in a 5-door sedan or a 3-door hatchback coupe will be something worthy of replacing my Legacy GT 5-speed.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. The greenhouse is too tall. The proportions look odd, especially from the side, where even the rear end of the car just looks like a big mess.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Snark... you're mistaking this size of this car... It's only as big as an Outback length wise but with the wheelbase of a Tribeca.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet this is the new forester.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not enjoying the new Subaru styling paradigm, or most 'new' Japanese styles, too much 'big grille, sharp/sharp&elaborate lights' and not enough personality.

      Just feels something is missing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks nice, three rows of seats, turbo 4cyl engine, sign me up for one! This thing looks close to production ready (except for the interior). So what are the odds we could see this on the road very soon?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oddly, it's the most attractive Subaru I've seen recently. Much more interesting than their production cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually, its only meant to EMULATE the seating of a luxury yacht, in reality, its seating is more throatwarbler mangrove.

      anyone? anyone?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, is it just me or does the front of that thing bare a striking resemblance to the recently shown Honda Accord Touring concept?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks like a Honda, but not just the tourer concept; from the front it's the spitting image of the '05 Sports Four concept: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/pic.php?imagenum=1&carnum=2485 . They really couldn't have gotten the headlights and grille any more alike, and the colour to boot. Not intentional I'm sure, but pretty embarrassing nonetheless.

      The rest of it is ok and carries some old Subaru design cues (upright rear hatch, floating roof) but Subaru really needs to get some mojo going. This thing looks like 10 years ago with a facelift, and the overhangs are way too long and the glasshouse way too tall for this day and age. All of which is fine if it was distinctive in any way, but this is just as bland and misproportioned as the new Impreza. Geez Subie, get your eyes checked!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not the overall design that I find odd it's the PR BS that is presented with this car. Seriously have you ever seen a bionic cheetah?
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