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Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.
Subaru cars are known for their use of a boxer engine layout in most vehicles above 1500 cc. The Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout was introduced in 1972. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive became standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in most international markets by 1996, and is now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles.
July 15, 1953
Chikuhei Nakajima (predecessor)
Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Subaru is the auto producing division of Japanese transportation combination Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the twenty-second greatest automaker by processing worldwide in 2012.Subaru is known for its utilization of the boxer motor format in a large portion of its vehicles over 1500 cc and also its utilization of the all wheel drive-train design since 1972, with it getting standard supplies for fair size and more diminutive autos in most worldwide markets starting 1996, and now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles. The solitary special case is the RWD BRZ presented in 2012. Subaru likewise offers turbocharged variants of their traveler autos, for example, the Impreza WRX.
Fuji Heavy Industries, the guardian organization of Subaru, is at present in an incomplete association with Toyota Motor Corporation, which claims 16.5% of FHI.
Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star group (M45, or “The Seven Sisters”), which thus moves the Subaru logo and implies the organizations that blended to make FHI.