Subaru Exiga

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Subaru Exiga
2009 Subaru Exiga 2.0GT
2009 Subaru Exiga 2.0GT rear view
Automotive industrySubaru
Parent companyFuji Heavy Industries
Production2008-
AssemblyŌta, Gunma, Japan
Car classificationLarge MPV
Car body style4-door Sport utility vehicle
Automobile layoutFront-engine design, Four-wheel drive
Internal combustion engine2.0L Turbocharged 221 hp (165 kW) Flat-4
2.0L Flat-4 146 hp (109 kW)
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed automatic
5-speed Automatic transmission
Wheelbase2750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4740 mm (186.6 in)
Width1775 mm (69.9 in)
Height1660 mm (65.4 in)
RelatedSubaru Legacy

The Subaru Exiga (pronounced x-shiga) is a new Large MPV that debuted as a Concept car during the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle boasts a supersize panoramic glass roof and theater-style seating, with rear passengers sitting a little higher than those in front. Seats are upholstered in leather and trimmed in pearl white and blue. The rear seatbacks incorporate fold-down tray tables, similar to those on airplanes.

The instrument panel offers displays from eight monitors, providing excellent visibility around the vehicle, and also houses a clear blue multi-display zone. There is indirect lighting in the side doors and ceiling, providing soft ambient light at night.

The engine is a 1994 cc Turbocharged Flat-4 based on the Subaru Impreza WRX coupled to Subaru's 5EAT Automatic transmission used in the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Tribeca.

According to an article from Autoblog [1], Subaru is planning to introduce a seven seat wagon in the Japanese market June 18, 2008. [2]

Production version


Exiga concept

The Exiga was released for sale in Japan only on June 17, 2008, and is said to be going through the final ADR tests for a possible introduction into the Australian market sometime in 2009 .[3][4] The Exiga was built to replace the Subaru Traviq, which could also hold 7 passengers in the Japanese market.

The Exiga is available in four trim options: the 2.0i is the entry level version, followed by the 2.0i-L, the 2.0i-S, all with a non-turbocharged engine, and the turbocharged 2.0GT with intercooler. The front grille and hoodscoop denotes if the engine is turbocharged; the chrome plated version is attached to vehicles without a turbo, and a metal mesh with dark plating is for the turbo. Two catalytic converters have been installed in a tandem configuration for effective emissions control. Active Torque Split transmission is used on engines without a turbo, and VTD is used with the turbo. Wheel sizes are either 16" or 17" for the turbo.

The Exiga can seat seven passengers, utilizing a gradual elevation of the seats, placing the first and second rows slightly lower than the third row. An optional, fixed position, panoramic glass roof covers the first and second rows of seats. Large rear door openings open to almost 90 degrees for easy access to the third row. The rear suspension uses double-wishbone architecture to make room for the third row and a wide luggage compartment when the second and third row seats are folded down. The second row seats can be individually slid back and forth 180 mm (7.1 in) as needed, with a one touch folding mechanism to allow access to the third row. The cargo area offers a covered stacking approach, allowing items to be placed under the floor. Two airbags are used for front passengers, supplemented with first row side impact and additional side curtain airbags protect first and second row passengers. The seats utilize anti-whiplash, impact-absorbing technology. A collapsible brake pedal is included to reduce the chance of foot injury in a severe collision. There are no air conditioning outlets for the second and third rows but the front outlet is designed to channel the air further along the ceiling of the vehicle.[5]

Indirect blue LED lighting is installed in the overhead console, center tray and foot wells.

References


  1. Subaru releases Exiga teaser - Autoblog
  2. SUBARU : 車種紹介 > レガシィ
  3. http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/17/official-subaru-exiga-photos-info-released/ JDM Subaru Exiga
  4. http://www.leftlanenews.com/subaru-exiga.html Photos of Subaru Exiga
  5. Subaru Exiga 7-seater MPV Test Drive Review

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