Posted Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:59pm

Japan introduced its first AWD in September 1972

The milestone was achieved in the 49th year since the company introduced the Subaru Leone 4WD Estate Van, Japan’s first mass-produced AWD passenger car, in September 1972.
AWD models currently account for 982 of Subaru’s global sales, and all of those AWD models feature the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system fitted with the horizontally-opposed “Boxer” engine.