The sparkle of success in a certain business is mostly manifested in the achievements it has reached. But let's put attention to the essence of the names. Subaru - the auto brand that's the Japanese term for a cluster of stars called the Pleiades. Right from the name itself we can say that it's trying to put a sparkling effect when heard. It is true that names really play a big part in the identity that the maker wants its company to have, something that implies a claim of the name's meaning, though it is really the performance that's more important. Indeed, all other brands possess names that bring some kind of spark.
Catchy names would however be useless if they are not complemented with the technology that can prove the claim. The Subaru has depicted the sense of its name by the use of every Subaru parts. Full-time all wheel drive is one of those Subaru characteristics that's supported by its performance parts. Indeed, aside from the name, this one's the thing that Subaru is identifiable of, for each model created under the marque is endowed with that feature. Subarus are also known for the horizontally-opposed boxer engine or what also called as the flat engine.
As with the most important aspect of a vehicle, the performance, Subaru extracted the most valuable ideas of its engineers and designers, making the Subaru models high performing. The Legacy or Liberty and the Impreza are boasting power through the sophisticated turbocharged engines. And the highly competitive Impreza WRX and WRX STi showed great achievements in events such as car rallies and the World Rally Championship.
In the recent edition of Subaru vehicles wherein the highlights include B9 Tribeca and B9 Tribeca limited, Outback Sport, Outback Sport 2.5I, Outback Sport 2.5 XT, Outback Sport 3.0 R, Legacy, 2.5 I, Legacy 2.5 GT, Forester 2.5 X, Forester 2.4 XT Limited, Baja Sport, Baja Turbo, and the Imprezas. Each of them were given different packages of extensive Subaru auto parts and accessories, making every character one of a kind. The interior is coated with either premium cloth or leather-trimmed upholstery, plus entertainment and navigation systems, side impact and side curtain airbags, sports, performance and fold-down seats, remote keyless entry and automatic climate control. Also available are alloy wheels, heavy-duty raised suspension and or sport-tuned 4W independent suspension, driver controlled center differential, performance brake system, and daytime running lights. And to ensure safety, there's antitheft security system. Complete with all these and other performance variables, Subaru is expected to stage impressive performance and ride quality.
Closer Look at Subaru Automobiles
Aside from being real charmers, the new Subaru models are also among the safest, most reliable, and most durable automobiles you will find today. They are widely acclaimed because of their innovative Subaru parts and their excellent craftsmanship. Want some real proofs?The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the six new Subaru models'the Forester, Outback, Tribeca, Impreza, WRX, and Legacy'with the highest awards in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Subaru Forester has received a five-star rating in frontal, side driver, rollover 2-wheel drive, and rollover 4-wheel drive crash tests. All new Subaru lines are also equipped with an innovative navigation DVD, a real first in the line of Subaru car parts. The Impreza, on the other hand, is named one of the Top 10 Coolest Cars below $18,000. And due to public demand, the Legacy is back with its all-new 2009 look and modern Subaru Legacy parts.If you have loved Subaru and Subaru parts in the past, you will surely love the new Subaru models even more. With their features becoming more and more reliable and improved over the years, you can expect more benefits and fun in your daily Subaru drive.
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.