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Bet You Didn't Know: 6 Fun Facts About Subaru Leone
- To date, the biggest success of Subaru is the 3, 790, 380 Leones that have been sold around the world. This figure boosted the marketability and name recall of Subaru as one of the principal automakers worldwide. The best selling model was the Leone III that was produced from 1984 to 1992. It has been rebranded as the Subaru Loyale in North America until the latter part of 1994.
- The Subaru Leone was manufactured with five different body choices. The two-door coupe Leone Alcyone, the three-door hatchback Leone Turismo, the four-door saloon Leone Sedan, the flat-roof Leone Station DL, and the the high-roof Leon Superstation. The bestseller among these options was the Leone Superstation, mainly because it became the popular choice for police cars and fire brigade teams in Europe and the United States.
- During the Alpine Skiing World Cup held in Switzerland in 1987, the Subaru Leone was used as the official car that transported the athletes to and from the competition zone. Among almost 50 cars that vied for the privilege, the Subaru Leone was chosen by the World Cup committee because of the engine's high reliability rate despite extremely cold temperatures.
- From 1985 to 1989, the Subaru Leone ran a few rallies. Those years, Subaru was the only car manufacturer that combined the four-wheel drive format with a turbo engine. Some of its victories can be credited to esteemed rally drivers Ari Vatanen,Per Eklund, andShekhar Mehta.
- The Subaru Leone also went by the names Subaru Loyale, Subaru Omega, Subaru RX, Subaru L-series, and Subaru GL-10. It has been sold under different names in different countries, not only to keep closer tabs on its sales but to identify the trim levels as well.
- The interior design and engine format of the later model Subaru Impreza can be attributed to the original success of the Subaru Leone. The rebranding took place to promote Subaru's evolving marketing strategies in 1992. The rationale behind the shift sought to address the ever-growing and the ever-changing consumer taste of the era.