Posted Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:54pm
Japanese car-maker Subaru has today celebrated the production of 20 million vehicles with all-wheel-drive (AWD), which has become the brand’s unique selling proposition.
Subaru launched its first mass-produced AWD vehicle 49 years ago in Japan, where the Subaru Leone 4WD Estate Van arrived in September 1972.
Today all but two per cent of Subaru’s global sales are AWD and the most popular Subaru models in Australia today are small, medium and large SUVs.
The rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ sports coupe is the most recognisable model that goes against the AWD grain.
Australians got their first taste of an all-wheel drive Subaru in 1975 when the already-available 1.4-litre Leone station wagon was offered with AWD.