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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 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 Impreza

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza is manufactured by Subaru since 1992 and is a compact automobile. Subaru is an automobile division of Conglomerate Corporation, Japan FHI (Fuji Heavy Industry). Impreza was by Subaru as it was seen as a replacement for Leone model.

Technical characteristics of Subaru Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Subaru Impreza Type Euro 20K 2001 250HP (184 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.8 l/100km
2 Subaru Impreza WRX type RA 1992 240HP (176 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
3 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 3.0R 2003 249HP (183 kW) @ 6600 rpm 8.3 l/100km
4 Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon 1.8 Automatic 1992 114HP (84 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
5 Subaru 1600 GFT Hardtop 1980 85HP (62 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
6 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5i Automatic 2003 164HP (120 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.5 l/100km
7 Subaru Impreza Sportwagon 1.5i-S Automatic 2005 100HP (73 kW) @ 5200 rpm 9 l/100km
8 Subaru FF-1-A14 Star 1970 62HP (46 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
9 Subaru Forester 2.0X 2007 148HP (108 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
10 Subaru Legacy 2.0D 2008 150HP (110 kW) @ 3600 rpm 5.6 l/100km
11 Subaru Vivio GX 4WD 1992 63HP (47 kW) @ 6400 rpm 6.4 l/100km
12 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5i 2010 170HP (125 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
13 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.5GT Automatic 2009 285HP (210 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
14 Subaru SVX (US) 1993 233HP (172 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
15 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2007 308HP (226 kW) @ 6400 rpm 9.5 l/100km

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