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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 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.

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 L Automatic 1997 139HP (102 kW) @ 5400 rpm n/a
2 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.0 TZ Automatic 1989 150HP (110 kW) @ 6800 rpm 6.4 l/100km
3 Subaru Impreza WRX type RA 1992 240HP (176 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
4 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0i 2003 138HP (102 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.3 l/100km
5 Subaru Impreza Casa Blanca 1998 95HP (70 kW) @ 5200 rpm 11.2 l/100km
6 Subaru Stella L AWD 2006 53HP (39 kW) @ 6400 rpm 11.6 l/100km
7 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Automatic 2006 175HP (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
8 Subaru Legacy 2.0R 2005 164HP (121 kW) @ 6800 rpm 8.7 l/100km
9 Subaru Impreza 1.6 Automatic 1992 100HP (73 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
10 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2006 175HP (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
11 Subaru Impreza 1.5i 4WD Automatic 2005 100HP (73 kW) @ 5200 rpm 11.6 l/100km
12 Subaru Impreza Sportwagon 1.5i-S Automatic 2005 100HP (73 kW) @ 5200 rpm 9 l/100km
13 Subaru Legacy Kombi 2.0D 2008 150HP (110 kW) @ 3600 rpm 5.7 l/100km
14 Subaru R2 I 2003 45HP (33 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.3 l/100km
15 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Automatic (US) 2005 167HP (123 kW) @ 5600 rpm 9 l/100km

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