Subaru previews the future of wagons with Viziv Tourer concept

Subaru sees a future in long-roofed family haulers with the Viziv Tourer concept

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What is it? It might not seem that way in North America, but Subaru still cares about wagons. The Viziv Tourer concept, fresh off its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, proves the niche-but-not-quite-niche automaker still cares about longer roofs.

Why does it matter? Outside of North America, Subaru sells a WRX-based wagon called the Levorg. Having debuted for the 2015 model year, it’s due for a redesign – especially now that Subaru is working towards having all of its models underpinned by its new modular platform.

Subaru is tight-lipped on what’s underneath, but all-wheel-drive and a boxer engine are pretty much guaranteed in the eventual production version. The two humps above the windshield denote Subaru’s EyeSight suite of driver assists will also make its way to production, but tuned with more of an emphasis on, according to Subaru, the “active enjoyment of driving.”

When is it coming? Well, here’s the thing. While a production version is expected to launch in 2020, don’t hold your breath in hopes of it being sold in Canada. Unless, of course, it’s crossover-ified with body cladding and jacked-up suspension bits.

Should you buy it? If, by some stroke of luck Subaru decides to sell a proper wagon in Canada once again, a production-spec Viziv Tourer would be a stellar addition. And if not, we have one of two options – hope the WRX wears some of the Viziv Tourer’s styling bits, or wait until 2035 to import a Viziv Tourer.

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