Subaru Cars history
Subaru is a Japanese automaker, and the company is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). General Motors was a minority shareholder with 20% of the company from 1999 to 2005, when they sold 8.7% of its shares to Toyota and the rest is left to the open market. Toyota has expanded its participation and the 2008 has 16.5% stake
The word "Subaru is the Japanese name of the Pleiades star cluster, which is distinguished in the company logo.
In 2004, Subaru produced 601,505 vehicles, up from 544,868 in 2003. The figure Subaru ranked in 19th place in the world ranking of manufacturers. Subaru was founded in 1953 and in 1966 launched its Model 1000, the first automobile mass produced front wheel drive in Japan. Another milestone was the 1972 truck 4WD SW, the first passenger car with four-wheel-drive world.
Opposing cylinder Subaru engine
Subaru pioneered the use of wheel drive in passenger cars. All models (except for a subcompact sold in Japan only) have this system, either standard or optional. Another peculiarity is the use of engine cylinder horizontally opposed boxer which provides their cars a lower center of gravity than cars that mounted engines with cylinders in V or online.
Their flagship model is the Legacy, the fourth generation was introduced in 2003 along with the Outback. Both models have been located in a segment of semiluxury with powerful engines and numerous accessories and original features of the premium. Subaru produces, in addition to vehicles for the Japanese market for export-four ranges: Impreza (tourism segment C), Legacy (tourism segment D), Outback (Legacy-derived SUV) and Forester (compact SUV). His most recent development was the presentation of its B9 Tribeca SUV, the largest model in the range.
Competing in the Subaru World Rally Championship with a homologated version of the Impreza to the end of 2008.
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