Subaru Logo – Subaru is a manufacturer of automobiles Japanese, and the company is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). General Motors was a minority shareholder with 20% of this company from 1999 to 2005, when they sold 8.7% of its shares to Toyota, and the rest is left to the open market. Toyota has expanded its participation and since 2008 has 16.5% of the shares.
Subaru is a Japanese word that means “Kingdom”. For those who know this brand and logo (they are 6 stars, 5 of the same size and larger) that refers to the constellation of the “Pleiades” because it symbolizes the union of 5 assemblers after the Second World War that now make “Fuji Heavy Industries LTD. of Japan” (which is symbolized by the larger star).
In 2004 Subaru vehicles manufactured 601,505, up from 544,868 in 2003. The figure Subaru ranked in 19th place in the world ranking of manufacturers. Subaru was founded in 1953 and in 1966 launched its Model 1000, the first automobile mass produced front wheel drive in Japan. Another milestone was the truck 4WD SW, 1972, the first passenger car with four-wheel drive in the world. Subaru pioneered the use of four-wheel drive in passenger cars. All models (except for a subcompact sold only in Japan) have this system, either standard or optional. Another peculiarity is the use of the boxer engine cylinder horizontally opposed providing their cars center of gravity than cars riding engines with cylinders in V or online.
His model is the flagship Legacy, whose fifth generation was launched in 2010 with the Outback. Both models have been located in a segment of semiluxury with powerful engines and plenty of accessories and original features of the premium. Subaru-plus vehicles produced for the Japanese market for export-four ranges: Impreza (tourism segment C), Legacy (tourism segment D), Outback (Legacy sport utility derived) and Forester (compact SUV). His most recent development was the presentation of his SUV B9 Tribeca, the largest model in the range.