[TMS] Fuji Heavy Industries to Exhibit Two Concept Cars, Next-generation ADA System, Etc.

Oct 10, 2007
Saeko Kushitani, Nikkei Automotive Technology
The EXIGA concept car on the left, the G4e concept car in the center and the all-new Impreza WRX STI on the right.
The EXIGA concept car on the left, the G4e concept car in the center and the all-new Impreza WRX STI on the right.
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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.

EXIGA front view
EXIGA front view
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EXIGA rear view
EXIGA rear view
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EXIGA instrument panel
EXIGA instrument panel
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G4e front view
G4e front view
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G4e rear view
G4e rear view
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G4e instrument panel
G4e instrument panel
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All-new Impreza WRX STI
All-new Impreza WRX STI
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Impreza WRX STI instrument panel
Impreza WRX STI instrument panel
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