50 years of Subaru wheel car – CLASSIC

50 years of Subaru wheel car – CLASSIC


For 98 percent, almost every car manufactured and sold by Subaru has all-wheel drive: The so-called “Symmetrical AWD” is combined with a flat and compact boxer engine, resulting in a close arrangement of all the important components of the car – from the engine to the transmission and axle drive for the rear differential. The result: a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution, which, in conjunction with the permanent power of the four wheels, ensures great stability and traction as well as excellent handling even in bad weather and road conditions.

“As one of the core technologies underpinning our commitment to safety and driving pleasure, Subaru’s all-wheel drive system has been developed for half a century,” said Tomomi Nakamura, President and CEO of Subaru Corporation. “As we enter the electrified era, we will continue to improve our long-term four-wheel drive capabilities and continue to claim the Subaru distinction in terms of stability, driving dynamics and handling.”

The all-electric Subaru Solterra also has all-wheel drive as standard, which takes advantage of the company’s years of expertise. An 80 kW/109 hp electric motor is used on the front and rear axles, which develops a maximum torque of 169 Nm from the start. In combination with the X-Mode two-wheel drive assistance system, excellent traction on any terrain is guaranteed, according to the manufacturer.