The history of the Subaru brand dates back to 1917. That's when the plant for the production of airplanes was established. Talented director Chikuhi Nakajima was able to unite the best engineers, who later proved that they can develop anything.
For a time, the planes were successfully marketed. But after World War II, no one to sell planes in their country and to stay afloat, in 1946, the company released a scooter Fuji Rabbit. This vehicle had a 135 cc engine and was equipped with small wheels borrowed from aircraft tail landing gear.Thanks to the affordable price in the difficult economic situation of Japan, such vehicles were in demand and popular.
In the early 50s, the organization broke up into 12 separate companies. And in 1953, five of them merged into a large corporation Fuji Heavy Industries. A little later a sixth firm was added. The founder of the corporation was Kenji Kita. It was decided to create a division for the production of cars. And already in 1954, consumers were presented the first passenger vehicle R-1. It was then that the new name for the vehicles appeared - Subaru.
The name for the cars was chosen by Kenji Kita. In Japanese, Subaru literally means 'pointing the way' or 'put together'. Subaru is a cluster of Pleiades stars in the constellation of Taurus.
The name is not chosen by chance, because despite the fact that in the Pleiades cluster there are more than 200 stars, but only six of them can be seen without special equipment. This is the number of companies that were united in the concern Fuji Heavy Industries.As for the logo for manufactured cars, then again, everything is logical and consistent. It is a blue oval with the image of six stars.
The history of Subaru is not limited only to the production of passenger cars. The company also tried its forces in motorsports. The corporation released a 12-cylinder 3.5-liter opposed engine to participate in Formula 1. It remained unclaimed, since at that time they did not have their own team, and the Minardi team, which they offered their brainchild, rejected it because of its large weight.
In the World Rally Championship (WRC) the company showed itself very well. The Prodrive tuning atelier prepared a Subaru Impreza for the races, on which Subaru pilots won the world champion title three times.
The history of the company Subaru has a lot of models, which became popular and in demand, or had a great influence on the development of production. It is possible to single out such most significant models:
Legacy - the present car was produced from 1989 to 2008 and numbered more than 3.6 million copies; Impreza WRX STI - the present model was produced since 1992 and was equipped with a turbocharged engine; Alcyone SVX - this model came off the company's assembly line from 1991 to 1997. It featured the most voluminous in the world 6-cylinder engine. Also a distinctive feature of this car was a unique 'window in the window'; Forester - this model has all the advantages of off-road. This four-wheel drive car had a station wagon body and a high ground clearance. With such a car it was possible to maneuver easily in the stream of cars without loss of speed. Do not forget to use Subaru VIN decoder in order to avoid potential problems when buying a used car.
2014 LEXUS LEXUS NX300H 2014 AUDI A4 1.9 2014 FORD ESCORT 1 8 D 2014 CITROEN XSARA PICASSO 2014 RENAULT MEGANE GR SCENIC 2014 FORD MONDEO 2014 RENAULT R 19 1.9D 2014 RENAULT MEGANE COUPE 2014 PEUGEOT 206 5P XRD 1,9 2014 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2 0 2014 KEEWAY F'ACT 50 2014 SEAT IBIZA 1.9 D 2014 OPEL CORSA 1.4 2014 OPEL VECTRA 2014 SEAT CORDOBA 1.4 5V 4P 2014 TOYOTA COROLLA 2014 SEAT IBIZA 1.4 2014 CITROEN C8 2014 FIAT FIAT 500 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 D 2014 SEAT LEON 1.9 TDI 2014 OPEL CORSA 2014 FIAT FIAT 500 2014 PEUGEOT 306 XR 1.9D 2014 DERBI HUNTER 2014 RENAULT 19 1 4 2014 VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1 0