The 1980s were a wild time. Somewhere between Miami Vice and the Thompson Twins, the automotive industry was experiencing a cultural shift of its own. Front-wheel drive was gaining popularity, and the layout proved economical for both the manufacturers and vehicle owners themselves. … [Read more...] about How This Ultra-Rare Pontiac 6000 Limo Has Ties To JFK
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Interestingly, the next WRX STI could feature a newly developed all-wheel drive system as word on the street says the rear axle will be electrically-driven. That means the combustion engine will power the front wheels whereas the electric motor will propel the rear axle. Adding an electric motor and all the other necessary hardware will surely increase weight, but this will be offset by the SGP likely bringing a significant diet. … [Read more...] about Subaru developing hybrid WRX STI with 326+ PS
Expected to come as standard with all-wheel drive. According to Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Subaru is getting ready to dip its toes into the EV market with the launch of a zero-emissions midsize crossover based on the Forester or Outback. The model is said to ride on the company’s new global platform unveiled earlier this year which will make its debut on a production car with the upcoming next-gen Impreza. The newspaper also mentions the electric crossover is part of Subaru’s plan to meet the more stringent emissions regulations in United States. … [Read more...] about Subaru pure electric crossover pinned for 2021 launch
In a statement, Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said "This new platform represents the culmination of the know-how we have developed over many years, and we are confident that it will allow us to produce vehicles that live up to our proud traditions and meet the high expectations customers have of Subaru. We continue to work on designing ever-more attractive vehicles that offer the customer both enjoyment and peace of mind.” … [Read more...] about Subaru unveils new global platform, will debut on the next Impreza
Brief History of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 1917： Chikuhei Nakajima establishes the Aircraft Research Laboratory. 1918： The Aircraft Research Laboratory renamed the Nakajima Aircraft Factory (then incorporated as Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd. in 1931). 1945： Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd. reorganized as Fuji Sangyo Co., Ltd., switching from aircraft manufacturing to production of civilian goods. 1950： In accordance with the Enterprise Reorganization Act, Fuji Sangyo Co., Ltd. split into 12 companies, including Fuji Kogyo, Fuji Jidosha Kogyo, and Utsunomiya Sharyo. 1953： Five of the 12 companies, including Fuji Kogyo, contribute capital to establish Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI acquires and merges with the five companies in 1955). Origin of the Subaru Name … [Read more...] about Fuji Heavy Industries may rebrand itself as Subaru Corp.