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History of Subaru

Subaru which means 'Uni?n' in Japanese, has the honour to be the first car maker that employed integral traction in Grand touring cars. He was also the first front-wheel drive that put a vehicle in Japan. So Subaru, a discreet brand but always innovative and faithful.

Beginning of Subaru

The company was founded in 1953 in Japan and today is a subsidiary of the company Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). General Motors had 20% of the shares between 1999 and 2005, until it sold 8.7% of capital to Toyota, which has expanded its participation up to 16.5%. Its logo is comprised of six stars, five of the same size and a larger, representing the constellation of the Pleiades.

The peculiarities of Subaru, in addition to the mentioned integral traction system, include the use of horizontally opposed cylinder boxer engine, giving a lower center of gravity than cars mounted engines with cylinders in V or online.

Subsequent years of Subaru

Subaru has participated with success in the World Rally Championship with his team Subaru World Rally Team, formed in 1989 and after important wins, he retired in 2008, at the same time of the also Japanese Suzuki.

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Returning to great tourism, no doubt the car flag of Subaru is the Legacy, which is in its fifth generation. Along with the Subaru Outback, they are located within the segment of semi-luxury with powerful engines. Other recognized models of the brand are the Forester and the Impreza. Meanwhile, the novelty is the off-road B9 Tribeca, the larger model Subaru.

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Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

An automobile manufacturer based in Japan, FHI (Fuji Heavy Industries) has been using Outback as an automotive nameplate since 1994. Till now, this name has been used with two different vehicles manufactured under the Subaru brand name.

Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Tribeca

Manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Fuji, Subaru Tribeca is basically a crossover mid-size SUV. The vehicle was brought out in the market in the year 2005.

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Produced and marketed by Fuji Motor, Subaru Forester is sold under the brand name Subaru and has been available in Japan since the year 1997 and even shares the same platform with the model Impreza.

Technical characteristics of Subaru Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec B 2009 246HP (181 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
2 Subaru Impreza 1.6 TS 2003 95HP (70 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.2 l/100km
3 Subaru Justy 1986 55HP (41 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
4 Subaru Fleet-X 1999 180HP (132 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.1 l/100km
5 Subaru SVX (US) 1993 233HP (172 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
6 Subaru Legacy Outback 3.0R SI-Cruise 2008 250HP (184 kW) @ 6600 rpm 5.7 l/100km
7 Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon 2003 249HP (183 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.2 l/100km
8 Subaru R2 I AWD 2003 45HP (33 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.3 l/100km
9 Subaru Legacy Touringwagon TX 2001 136HP (100 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.8 l/100km
10 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Wagon (US) 2004 167HP (123 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.8 l/100km
11 Subaru Impreza 1.8 GL 1993 103HP (76 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.4 l/100km
12 Subaru Legacy B4 2.0GT 2003 279HP (205 kW) @ 6400 rpm 9.8 l/100km
13 Subaru Impreza 1.5i Automatic 2005 100HP (73 kW) @ 5200 rpm 11.6 l/100km
14 Subaru Impreza STi S204 2005 320HP (235 kW) @ 6400 rpm 9 l/100km
15 Subaru Impreza Casa Blanca 4WD 1998 95HP (70 kW) @ 5200 rpm 11.2 l/100km

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