Subaru is actually the automobile production division of Japanese transportation conglomerate which was previously known as Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). In 2012,it was globally the twenty-second largest automaker by production. Subaru cars are popular for the utilization of a boxer engine design in the majority vehicles above 1500 cc. Ever since 1972, nearly all Subaru models have used the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive turned out to be the standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in the majority of international markets by 1996, and presently it is standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles.
In 1958 the Subaru 360 was brought in the automotive world. It was their first mass production car .The car joint with a 360cc engine and small body presented both adequate acceleration and plenty space for occupants. With the car ownership levels in Japan on the go, Subaru developed bigger cars. With rear-wheel drive vehicles leading the automobile market of that time, Subaru went in another direction by choosing front-wheel drive for their new vehicles, the Subaru Sambar and Subaru 1000, in 1961 and 1965 correspondingly.
In 1968, the government ordered a merger of the Japanese automotive industry .And this lead to Nissan taking 20.5% stake of Subaru’s stake, owing to which they would use FHI’s bus proficiency and manufacturing capability for their line of buses. In its place, Subaru would make use of parts from Nissan for their vehicles.
Subaru of America ,later that year, was setup in Philadelphia. This opened up the US vehicle market and plentiful opportunities for the growing company.
Technology And Performance
Most esteemed car-making principle at Subaru fully apprehending the driving experience and taking automotive performance to an advanced level that includes smoothness and comfort for a quality driving experience .To attain a horizontally opposed engine with a low center of gravity, machinery need to be as packed in as possible, and a short, thin-walled crankshaft is necessary. This is where Subaru’s world-renowned manufacturing abilities come in.With micro-precision machining, Subaru has shaped a transmission that takes efficiency, strength and noise/vibration reduction to completely new levels. Carefully adjusted assembly makes best use of the already impressive performance attained from precision manufacturing. Subaru also offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, for example the Impreza WRX and the Legacy 2.5GT. The 2.0XT trim of the Forester also includes a turbocharged engine
The most popular Subaru cars of time are :Baja,R1 ,Tribeca ,Trezia,Exiga.,BRZ (Toyota 86),Subaru XV,Levorg ,Subaru WRX .
A long-term devotion to auto manufacturing that characterize capability, safety and reliability. Continuous innovation based on ideas unfettered by set notions. This is the immutable DNA of Subaru, and the mission they follow to manufacture vehicles.