Engineering Performance

Engineering Performance

Subaru pioneered Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive over 30 years ago and it remains one of its defining achievements. The combination of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Traction Control System incorporated within the Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC) optimises tyre traction and provides the driver with outstanding control. Partnered with our horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, and symmetrical drivetrain, it gives you a sense of poise and balance that not only inspires confidence, but also delivers optimum safety - whatever the conditions.

The drivetrain of a Subaru is perfectly symmetrical with the engine, transmission, propeller shaft and rear differential all arranged in a straight line. The result is ideal weight distribution, a low centre of gravity, and perfect balance giving you sure-footed control, and smooth, receptive handling.
 
You feel the difference on your very first drive. The quiet, smooth acceleration and light-footed responsiveness that has become the hallmark of the horizontally-opposed Subaru Boxer engine. Tuned for mid-range torque as well as top-end power, it offers the driver impressive performance - reminding you that this is no ordinary car.
 
    
 
The sense of control you feel behind the wheel owes a lot to our intelligent chassis design and finely tuned suspension. The light but rigid materials in the chassis give the car extra agility, and the McPherson strut-type independent front suspension, a double wishbone rear suspension and speed sensitive power-assisted steering combine to provide a smooth, controlled ride, with lots of road-holding grip.