Subaru has given us the first glimpse of how its next-generation Legacy is shaping up with the Advanced Tourer Concept.
Set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show on 30 November, the Tourer Concept gets an aggressive front end that features a slightly restyled version of the signature Subaru grille and angular headlights.
Inside, the Tourer gets wood and polished aluminium surfaces with leather trim and a full glass sunroof. Intriguingly, designers have fitted a large TV monitor inside the steering wheel that displays GPS sat-nav directions and has direct access to the internet.
It also incorporates Subaru's new EyeSight crash avoidance system which employs two cameras mounted above the rear view mirror that monitor traffic conditions and can detect pedestrians and cyclists.
Underneath the bonnet is a glimpse into Subaru's future powertrain line-up, as the firm has downsized its 2.0 and 2.5-litre boxer turbos to create a cleaner and more efficient 1.6-litre turbo mated to an electric motor. There are no official figures but engineers claim the set-up can be tuned to match the 262bhp output of the 2.5-litre turbo.
Working together with a revised version of Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system the Tour Concept can be driven in electric-only mode for a short distance and at low speeds. Otherwise, the system will shuffle power between the four-wheels.