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About Subaru

Subaru: Innovating Efficiency and Balance

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), Subaru's parent company, has been manufacturing vehicles since 1932. However, the vehicles that FHI was producing in its earlier years weren't cars. Instead, it was building aircrafts for Japan during the Second World War. When the war ended, FHI knew that constructing aircrafts wouldn't be that profitable anymore so it shifted its business to manufacturing scooters. It didn't take long for the company to start producing cars after that. The Subaru division of FHI was formed in 1953 and released its first car, the Subaru 1500, a year after. The Subaru 1500 became the starting point of the company's pursuit for automotive excellence.

Even in its earlier years, Subaru has never been one to follow the norm; it has never been content with just selling cars. The company has always strived to be different; it has always wanted to give Subaru owners the best driving experience possible. Subaru took that philosophy to heart and manifested in the technology that it employed in its vehicles.

The Subaru Boxer

One of the innovations that the company is famous for is the Subaru Boxer engine. The Boxer engine's unique horizontally-opposed layout puts it directly in-line with the drivetrain, which allows the efficient transfer of power. Yes, there are engines that are capable of producing the kind of power that the Boxer engine generates. However, they wouldn't be able to do it without adding extra drivetrain components, which decreases overall efficiency.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Subaru certainly wasn't the first to offer four-wheel drive vehicles. That distinction goes to manufacturers of jeeps and pickups. Subaru was the first to introduce four-wheel drive cars though. In 1972, the company started developing its very own brand of 4WD technology. Subaru would later call this technology as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System.

Again, 4WD technology isn't unique to Subaru, but the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System does bring something new to the table. With its symmetrical design, the system is able to provide superior control, balance, and traction. For that reason, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System is widely regarded as the best of its kind.

Subaru Trivia

Subaru and the Environment

  • The manufacturing plant of Subaru in Indiana is the first automotive factory to achieve "zero landfill."

  • The National Wildlife Federation accredited the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat in 2003.

  • Subaru is the automobile manufacturing arm of transportation manufacturing giant Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). Through the years, Subaru has gone through many management changes, and today all Subaru automobile products, including all Subaru parts and Subaru accessories are also partly owned by Toyota Motor Company. The name Subaru is Japanese for the Pleiades star cluster or the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, which is the inspiration for the Subaru logo and the representation of the six companies that form the Fuji Heavy Industries. The FHI was established in 1953 and it's introduced its first Subaru car in 1954. Today's Subaru uses a boxer engine layout for all their vehicles that are above 1500cc-just like the Volkswagen Beetle and Porsche 911. They also use the all-wheel drive drivetrain layout which is the standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars since 1996. In 2007, all Subaru vehicles started using the CAN technology or Control Area Network, which was first used in Subaru bus type vehicles. This technology allows microcontrollers and devices in the vehicle to communicate with each other without a central computer. Newer automobile models can have as many as 70 electronic control units inside their system, with the biggest processor being the engine control unit or the powertrain, which can use a CAN bus to unify or connect engine control and transmission. Subaru is not only committed to advancing breakthroughs in the automobile industry, it's also very much involved in advancing environmental-friendly policies that include mandatory recycling and harmful emissions reduction in its factories. This commitment in saving the planet extends to their vehicles, as well with the Subaru certified Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle line that includes the Legacy, Outback, and Forester models.Auto Parts Warehouse has all your Subaru parts and Subaru accessories needs in stock and ready to be sent out upon order. Here, we only carry Subaru parts and accessories from trusted names like Bosch, Centric, KYB, Denso and more-on a low price guarantee. Tell us how much other sites are selling their Subaru parts online for, and we'll match it or give it to you at a lower price. So order now!