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Subaru is a unique car maker, in that unlike other manufacturers who produce as wide a range of vehicles as possible, Subaru produces only all-wheel drive vehicles.
Subaru was formed as a sub-division of Fuji Heavy Industries, who in the early 1950s made the decision to manufacture a passenger car, having built aircraft for the Japanese Government in the second World War.
Subaru currently has six models available in Australia, including the compact Impreza, luxury Liberty and the larger, durable Outback, Forester and Tribeca. The WRX STI, popular in international rally sport competitions, is one of the most powerful cars of its size on the Australian market.
Suburu’s symmetrical all-wheel drive technology has been adopted by other car manufacturers, like Nissan and Renault. Their innovation in this area has made Subaru popular in the Australian and US markets, where the ability to handle varying terrain types is seen as beneficial.
This emphasis on rugged durability was highlighted with an international advertising campaign in the late 1990s featuring Paul Hogan.
Subaru has made numerous commitments to environmentally-friendly automotive development, not only developing hybrid technology, but building the first vehicle manufacturing plant to achieve zero landfill status.
Since the early 1980s, Subaru has been part of international rally driving competitions. Legend of the sport Colin McCrae spent the early years of his racing career competing for the Subaru World Rally Team, and today racing variants of the Impreza and WRX are still common in many competitions.