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The Japanese brand Subaru has firmly carved for itself a small automotive niche, offering cars that are built for those motorists who demand the twin positives of versatility and reliability combined with the benefits of all-wheel drive, with space and comfort for the whole family. With rugged no-nonsense styling and a reputation for reliability, the company have struck a cord with car owners who really need a vehicle that does it all.
Current models are constructed on the innovative ‘Subaru Global Platform’. This platform, say the company, creates a chassis with higher rigidity, increased strength, lighter weight, better rolling resistance and responsive steering. The brand’s priority is always safety first which is why all their vehicles, with the exception of the BRZ sports car, feature symmetrical all-wheel drive as standard, for greater control in all weathers and road conditions.
A key feature of Subaru cars is the ‘Boxer’ engine. This means the cylinders are horizontally opposed, which in turn means the direct-injection engine is flatter and hence the centre of gravity is set as low as possible. This aids stability and handling and the engine is designed to slide beneath the car in the event of an unavoidable collision, preventing it being pushed back into the cabin.
The venerable Outback is possibly Subaru’s most enduringly popular model. Now in its fifth generation and substantially modernised with a clean and tidy interior design, the Outback is an off-road-capable station wagon (estate car) with real character. With tried and tested intelligent all-wheel drive and a choice of strong petrol or diesel (on older models) Boxer engines and manual or automatic CVT drive-trains, the Outback is good to drive.
The XV is the company’s answer to the SUV revolution and is also available as a self-charging hybrid. It is considered to be one of the safest cars on sale today. It’s family-friendly, drives very well and has all the attributes of the Subaru brand.
The oddly-named Levorg is slightly different. It offers estate car practicality with permanent symmetrical all-wheel drive confidence and power from a 2.0L petrol engine. Owners say it is comfortable and capable around town and effortless out on the highway. Keen drivers will also love the BRZ sports car. The only model that is not 4x4, the BRZ is a small, attractive and very agile sports coupé, that takes on country roads as if born to it.
The recent introduction of the hybrid e-XV model heralds the future development of this brand. In the near future we will see much-revised versions of their cars appearing. For 2022 the Subaru Forester Wilderness becomes even tougher. Featuring increased ground clearance, a revised drivetrain for better climbing, and rugged cladding for extra protection and style, this will be the strongest Subaru yet. A new version of the all-wheel-drive sports saloon, the WRX, will also be launched although not all global regions will get this car.
Perhaps the most important new model in the Subaru range will be the new Solterra, the brand’s first all-electric sport utility vehicle. It is built on an all-new e-Subaru platform that dictates the future direction of the company. The Solterra will still have all the usual brand attributes, the strength, the four-wheel drive, but will clearly be much kinder to the environment.
Importing A Subaru from the UK
Subaru cars will undoubtedly appeal to some buyers more than others, when robustness is called for. Clients wishing to import new and used Subaru cars from the UK to Kenya, New Zealand and other global destinations should contact MHH International and find out how we can help.