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Subaru Advanced Tourer points to sharper future Liberty

A hybrid Liberty would be nice. A crisply clothed one, like this concept car, would be even better.

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Derek Fung
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Light meet tunnel

A hybrid Liberty would be nice. A crisply clothed one, like this concept car, would be even better.

We're not huge fans of the way the current Liberty looks, but this Advanced Tourer concept car gives us hope that the next generation will be more pleasing on the eyes.

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Going the distance?

Underneath its sharp metal suit there lies a hybrid drivetrain.

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Watch moiye

The doors swing open dramatically to reveal a sparse cabin. A monitor in the steering wheel allows the driver to view maps, surf the net and watch TV — the latter two, hopefully, only when stationary.

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Boxing Subaru

Under the bonnet is a new 1.6-litre turbocharged boxer engine; power and torque unknown.

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Hybrid yes, details no

An electric motor, a Lithium-ion battery pack, four-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission make up the rest of the drivetrain package.

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The cars have eyes

If you look closely at the top of the windscreen, there are two cameras for (we suspect) Subaru's Eyesight object avoidance system.

Derek Fung travelled to the Tokyo Motor Show as a guest of Toyota.

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