[TMS] Fuji Heavy Industries to Exhibit Two Concept Cars, Next-generation ADA System, Etc.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. announced the exhibition outline for the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. The company will exhibit eight models such as EXIGA, G4e and the all-new Impreza WRX STI as a reference presentation.
The EXIGA is a seven-seat concept car and the G4e is an electric concept car with a cruising distance double that of the company's another electric vehicle, the R1e. Impreza WRX STI is slated for launch Oct. 24, 2007.
In addition, the company will present its horizontally-opposed turbo diesel engine slated for launch in Europe in 2008 and exhibit the technology of its next-generation active driving assist (ADA) system.
Under the theme of "seven-seater panoramic touring," EXIGA employs a large panoramic roof that covers above the front to the third-row seats. The key colors in the interior are pearl white and blue. The back seat is provided with a folding table, and indirect lighting equipment is incorporated on the ceiling, side doors and other places.
The vehicle body measures 4,780 mm (L) x 1,775 mm (W) x 1,630 mm (H), and the wheelbase is 2,750 mm long. The side rear view camera for checking the back and sides of the vehicle is provided on the A-pillar to replace side mirrors.
The car also employs LED headlamps and the powertrain composed of a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder turbo engine mated to a five-speed AT.
The G4e electric vehicle is equipped with a next-generation Li-ion rechargeable battery using vanadium. Thanks to the adoption of vanadium, the amount of lithium ion that can be stored in the positive electrode is increased to 2-3 times that of the existing batteries.
The new battery also employs a technology to efficiently store lithium ion in the electrode, thereby enhancing the energy intensity to approximately double that of a manganese Li-ion battery. As a result, the cruising distance per one recharge is extended to as long as 200 km.
The vehicle body measures 3,985 mm (L) x 1,695 mm (W) x 1,570 mm (H). The car has a wheelbase of 2,650 mm long even though it is classified as a light vehicle, which is issued with a license plate bearing the number starting with "5," by the Japan's Road Trucking Vehicle Law.