Subaru's 15 Million All-Wheel Drive Milestone

Wed, 02/03/2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles, announced today that total production of its All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles has reached 15 million.

The milestone was achieved in the 44th year since Subaru started producing AWD vehicles, with the introduction of the Subaru Leone wagon in September 1972.

Since then, Subaru has been continuously enhancing its AWD technology and the basic functions of cars, with the consistent, strong aim, to make driving safer and more enjoyable.

In 2015, AWD models accounted for 98 per cent of Subaru’s global sales.

Fitted with the horizontally-opposed Boxer engines, the AWD models feature Subaru’s distinctive Symmetrical AWD system.

It offers a combination of superior stability and traction intrinsic to AWD, and the balanced distribution of weight provided by the symmetrically laid-out drivetrain, with a longitudinally-mounted Boxer engine positioned in line with it.

The combination delivers excellent performance, such as stability at high speeds and brisk cornering.

Symmetrical AWD is one of the core technologies that underpins Subaru’s commitment to safety and driving pleasure.