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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 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.

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 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.

Technical characteristics of Subaru Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Subaru Exiga 2.0i-L 2008 148HP (108 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.9 l/100km
2 Subaru Rex Turbo 1984 60HP (44 kW) @ 6400 rpm 6.4 l/100km
3 Subaru Impreza 22B STi 1998 279HP (205 kW) @ 6000 rpm 11.2 l/100km
4 Subaru Legacy 1.8 1989 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
5 Subaru Forester 2.0X 2007 148HP (108 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
6 Subaru Legacy Kombi 2.0i CVT 2009 150HP (110 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.1 l/100km
7 Subaru Pleo A CVT 2008 45HP (33 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
8 Subaru Impreza WRX (UK) 2005 230HP (169 kW) @ 5600 rpm 10.3 l/100km
9 Subaru WRX STI 2011 320HP (236 kW) @ 0 rpm n/a
10 Subaru Legacy B4 2.5i 2009 170HP (125 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
11 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2002 264HP (194 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
12 Subaru Pleo A 4WD CVT 2008 45HP (33 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
13 Subaru Legacy 3.0R Sports Tourer 2003 244HP (179 kW) @ 6600 rpm 9.8 l/100km
14 Subaru Forester XT Automatic 2003 219HP (161 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.8 l/100km
15 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan 2010 309HP (227 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a

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