Subaru’s latest electric car concept is a distinctively styled all-wheel drive coupe with a forgettable name.
While Subaru hasn’t confirmed the dimensions of its Sport Mobility concept, it doesn’t look to be particularly large and could potentially be around the size of the brand’s combustion-powered BRZ coupe.
Subaru has revealed little about the concept, other than that it’s electric, all-wheel drive, and “evokes the evolution of the Subaru Sport values”.
There’s been a focus on visibility – somewhat unusual for a coupe – with Subaru touting a low seating position and “excellent visibility and perceptibility for the driver”.
Subaru says it has minimised character lines for a “taut, clean, three-dimensional shape”, though the Sport Mobility does feature bulging wheel arches and lurid blue accents.
The detailing front and rear is clean, with slim lighting elements.
While the BRZ has only ever been rear-wheel drive across both generations, Subaru has history offering all-wheel drive coupes – if not electric ones.
This includes not only the Leone/DL/GL of the 1970s/1980s, but also the unmistakeable XT/Vortex/Alcyone that was the epitome of 1980s wedge-shaped styling.
It followed this with the sleeker SVX, positioned as more of a grand tourer and offered only with six-cylinder power and an automatic transmission.