32 Facts About Subaru


Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation, the twenty-first largest automaker by production worldwide in 2017.

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Subaru offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, such as the WRX, Legacy and Outback XT, Ascent, and formerly the Legacy GT and Forester XT.

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In Western markets, Subaru vehicles have traditionally attracted a small but devoted core of buyers.

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Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster M45, or the "Seven Sisters", which in turn inspires the logo and alludes to the companies that merged to create FHI.

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The Subaru Forester was sold as a Chevrolet Forester in India in exchange for the Opel Zafira being sold as a Subaru Traviq in Japan.

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Subsequently, Toyota and Subaru jointly developed the Subaru BRZ, first sold in January 2012.

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Around the time of Toyota's increased ownership, Subaru declared that they would no longer develop their own Kei cars and trucks, instead selling rebadged products from Toyota's Daihatsu subsidiary.

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Under the current strategic plan, Subaru will have a total production capacity of 1,026,000 vehicles per year at the end of 2016.

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Subaru has entered the Philippine operations started in 1996 under the Columbian Motors Philippines ownership but withdrew in 2000.

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Subaru models were temporarily sold in GM Autoworld dealerships from 2000 to 2005.

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The brand re-entered the market in 2006 under the new management by Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc Subaru has seventeen dealerships in the country: Greenhills, Pasig, Manila Bay, Alabang, Davao, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Santa Rosa, Batangas, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, General Santos, Cavite, Legazpi, Albay, Camarines Sur, Bacolod, and Pampanga.

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Subaru has seen popularity in their SUV line-up in the market in recent years, with the Forester and the XV being one of their popular selling models.

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Subaru once had a presence in South Korea, established in 2009 in Yongsan, Seoul under Choi Seung-dal.

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On 23 April 2019, Subaru officially opened its production plant in Lat Krabang, Bangkok, Thailand, the plant is a joint venture between Subaru Corporation and Hong Kong-listed Tan Chong International, which holds a 74.

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That year Subaru was one of the only manufacturers combining 4WD and turbo after Audi's successful quattro system had been introduced in 1980, but Audi withdrew from the WRC after safety concerns and Ford's serious accident early in the 1986 season.

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The Subaru Justy holds the world record for the fastest sub 1.

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Subaru was briefly involved in Formula One circuit racing when it bought a controlling interest in the tiny Italian Coloni team for the 1990 season.

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The Coloni 3B's 12-cylinder engine was badged as a Subaru and shared the boxer layout with the company's own engines, but was an existing design built by Italian firm Motori Moderni.

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Subaru said that the possibility of a Subaru car back in the top category of WRC in the future is not zero, but for this moment there can be no assumption of a comeback.

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Also in 2012, Subaru became the naming rights sponsor of the chief domestic road cycling competition in Australia, the National Road Series.

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In 2008, Subaru introduced their EyeSight collision avoidance system, a type of advanced driver-assistance system.

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In March 2008 Subaru offered the Legacy Sedan and Wagon and the Outback Wagon with 2.

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In September 2008, Subaru announced that the diesel Forester and diesel Impreza will be introduced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, with Forester sales to begin October 2008 and diesel Impreza sales to start January 2009 in the UK.

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In June 2006, Fuji Heavy Industries, Inc launched its Subaru Stella Plug-in electric vehicle which is a kei car equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack.

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Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept is a four-seat vehicle with gull-wing doors that combines a 2-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine with a continuously variable transmission and two axle-mounted motors.

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Subaru was among the few makes lacking any electric models.

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In 2018, for the 2019 model year, Subaru unveiled the 2019 model year Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid, based in large part on technology from shareholder Toyota's Prius Prime platform.

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Subaru is planning on releasing their first all-electric car, named Solterra, in 2023.

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Since the 2005 model year, Subaru has adopted CAN bus technology for the US and Canada markets.

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Subaru debuted its new chassis design, dubbed the Subaru Global Platform, with the release of the 2017 model year Impreza.

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Subaru has developed a recycling plan for the "end-of-life" of their cars.

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An article posted by Autoblog on 16 April 2008, stated that due to a corporate investment by Toyota, all Kei cars built by Subaru will be replaced by Daihatsu models beginning in 2010.

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