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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 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.

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 Legacy Touringwagon TStypeR Automatic 2001 155HP (114 kW) @ 6400 rpm 6.8 l/100km
2 Subaru Impreza WRX 2008 268HP (197 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.9 l/100km
3 Subaru Legacy Kombi 2.0D 2008 150HP (110 kW) @ 3600 rpm 5.7 l/100km
4 Subaru Impreza Sportwagon 1.5i-S 4WD 2005 100HP (73 kW) @ 5200 rpm 9 l/100km
5 Subaru Impreza WRX (US) 2005 230HP (169 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.3 l/100km
6 Subaru Justy 1.2 Automatic 1994 75HP (55 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.4 l/100km
7 Subaru Jusmin 1993 63HP (47 kW) @ 0 rpm 6.4 l/100km
8 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Automatic 2007 172HP (126 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
9 Subaru Alcyone SVX Version L 1991 240HP (177 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
10 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Wagon Automatic (US) 2004 167HP (123 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.8 l/100km
11 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon B4 STI Automatic 2006 259HP (190 kW) @ 6000 rpm 11.6 l/100km
12 Subaru 1600 GFT Hardtop 1980 85HP (62 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
13 Subaru R-2 SS 1969 36HP (26 kW) @ 7000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
14 Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer 2.5i 2003 164HP (120 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.3 l/100km
15 Subaru Justy G3X 1.5 2007 99HP (73 kW) @ 5900 rpm 7.2 l/100km

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