Η Subaru μαζί με το BRZ, έχει στο περίπτερο της στη Γενεύη την ευρωπαϊκή έκδοση του 5-πορτου νέου Impreza το οποίο θα είναι διαθέσιμο με τον 1.600αρη βενζινοκινητήρα στην Ευρώπη, καθώς και το XV. Παράλληλα η Subaru φέτος γιορτάζει τα 40στα γενέθλια του συστήματος τετρακίνησης Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD) και στο περίπτερο της έχει ένα ειδικό 3D game όπου οι επισκέπτες θα μπορούν να βιώσουν την εμπειρία της τετρακίνησης. Για την ιστορία, από το 1972, η Subaru έχει πουλήσει 11.782.812 αυτοκίνητα έως τις 31/01/2012 με το σύστημα τετρακίνησης SAWD.


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Exhibition Outline of the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show

Tokyo, February 10, 2012 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the “SUBARU BRZ” and the “Impreza 5-door” as European premieres at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show slated for March in Geneva, Switzerland (Press day: March 6 and 7; Open to the public from March 8 through 18, 2012). The Subaru press conference scheduled at 11:45am on March 6th.

SUBARU BRZ

Subaru BRZ, which was developed as a joint-project between Subaru and Toyota Motor Corporation, is a fun sports car that any driver can experience driving pleasure, featuring a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout powered by the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine. Its concept is “Pure Handling Delight – the driving experience taken to a new level”. By mounting the Boxer engine as low as possible, Subaru BRZ realized “ultra-low center of gravity packaging” that offers supreme handling performance.

Impreza 5-door The fourth generation all-new Impreza was developed under the concept of “Redefining Value, Redefining Class”. Its aim is to provide a new level of value not known to exist until now. Superior reliability, handling and safety features of the Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system with the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine at its core – these among many other qualities have made possible a safe and environmentally-friendly high grade global car while enhancing the sportiness of the Impreza. A 1.6-litre petrol engine 5-door model is available in the European markets.

The 40th Anniversary of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD)

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Subaru’s core technology “Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD)”, since it was first introduced on the “Subaru Leone Estate Van” in 1972. Focusing on the Subaru SAWD technology with the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine, FHI will create and showcase various items at the Subaru booth: they include a special logo embodying “Responsive handling of the driver’s intents”, which is a value of SAWD and graphics illustrating the history of Subaru’s SAWD. Also visitors will experience the benefit of SAWD uniqueness through the 3D virtual game.

Subaru Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Its AWD Vehicles

Tokyo, February 10, 2012 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the debut of Subaru all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles since the Subaru Leone Estate Van 4WD was first introduced in Japan in 1972. During the past 40 years, FHI has continued to be a pioneer of passenger AWD vehicles. The total production*1 of Subaru AWD vehicles has reached 11,782,812 units (as of January 31, 2012). This is approximately 55.7% of Subaru vehicle total sales.

*1 including the productions of part-time 4WD vehicles

The AWD system provides traction effectively by distributing the engine power to all four wheels in a balanced manner. With the combination of Symmetrical AWD (SAWD) and Subaru’s Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engine, the whole power train is mounted with side-to-side symmetry and the transmission sits back from the front axle within the wheelbase. This layout optimizes longitudinal-transverse weight balance. Those characteristics bring stable traction on multitude of road surfaces and driving conditions. Excellent stability at high speeds and superb cornering and responsiveness are also realized, making SAWD a core technology that underpins Subaru’s safety philosophy and enjoyment of driving.

Through continuous Research & Development over 40 years, FHI has refined its AWD technologies: from a technology capable of rough road driveability to a unique technology that achieves high stability in rainy, snowy or high speed condition, allowing Subaru AWD systems to meet each model’s character. The latest technology includes four-wheel traction management which gives firm and accurate grip to all four wheels all the time. This four-wheel control expertise is also utilized for the development of front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles, broadening Subaru’s driving pleasure to more customers. FHI will achieve “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” in its vehicles through Subaru brand statement “Confidence in Motion” by continuing to utilize unique technologies.

<Supplementary Information> – Subaru Symmetrical AWD systems –

VTD*2-AWD: Electronically controlled sporty AWD for enhanced turning performance A compact AWD system combines the center differential using the planetary gear with an electronically controlled hydraulic multiple-disc clutch LSD*3. An uneven 45:55 front and rear torque distribution is variable continuously using a multiple disc clutch LSD. Torque distribution is controlled automatically up to an equal 50:50 front and rear to suit road surface conditions for superb stability. By distributing torque with an emphasis on the rear wheels, turning performance is enhanced to provide aggressive and sporty driving.

[Available models (Japanese spec.)]

Legacy 2.5GT (AT models), Outback 3.6R EyeSight, Exiga 2.0GT, WRX STI A-Line (AT models) *2 VTD: Variable Torque Distribution *3 LSD: Limited Slip Differential

Active torque split AWD: Electronically controlled AWD for enhanced fuel efficiency and stability Subaru’s original electronically controlled MP-T (Multi Plate Transfer) adjusts torque distribution to the front and rear wheels in real-time to suit driving conditions. The system usually distributes torque 60:40 front and rear. It maximizes the benefits of AWD by providing stable and safe driveability regardless of the driver’s skill in any driving situation.

[Available models (Japanese spec.)]

Legacy / Outback 2.5i, Exiga 2.0i, Forester (AT models), Impreza (Lineartronic models)

Viscous centre differential AWD: Mechanical AWD for manual transmissions

The system is a combination of the bevel-gear-type center differential and the viscous LSD. A 50:50 front and rear torque distribution is set under normal conditions. It delivers stable and sporty driving that always maximizes the available traction.

[Available models (Japanese spec.)]

Legacy (MT models), Forester (MT models), Impreza (MT models)

Multi-mode DCCD*4 AWD: Performance-directed AWD for real motor sports

The electronically controlled DCCD AWD system employs a combination of torque sensing mechanical LSD and electronically controlled LSD. It provides a performance-oriented 41:59 front and rear torque distribution for the optimum vehicle dynamics control. The mechanical LSD has a quicker response and activates just prior to the electronic LSD. While managing large torque, the system demonstrates the highest balance between agility and stability. There prepared automatic LSD control modes and manual mode which the driver can select according to the driving situations.

[Available models (Japanese spec.)]

WRX STI (MT models)

*4 DCCD: Driver’s Control Center Differential

  • kala αυτοι οι σχιστοματεσ μου θυμιζουν την νοοτροπια το 1960+ τα ελληνικα χωρια…..
    καποιοσ πληρωνε τον αρχιτεκτωνα….και μετα ολο το χωριο ειχε ιδια σπιτια!!!!!!!
    ελεοσ…ολα τα ιαπωνικοκορεατικα  ιδια ειναι πλεον…….

  • kostarg

    Κάτι παίρνουν εκεί στην SUBARU,δεν εξηγείται αλλιώς! Από το κακό στο χειρότερο

  • Killer88

    Πώς κατάφεραν και έκαναν τον μεγαλύτερο θρύλο ένα ξενέρωτο geek???? Κρίμα πραγματικά…

  • vaggscoobys

    προσπαθώ να πείσω τον εαυτό μου ότι αυτό είναι Ιmpreza για να το συμπαθήσω αλλά δε γίνεται.Η Subaru πρέπει να κάνει reset επειγόντως!

  • Yiannis Rossolatos

    οσο παει κ πιο ασχημο γινεται το ιμπρεζα….

  • Sijune

    Απο την μια να βλεπεις το brz,κ απο την αλλη να σου δειχνουν καποιο impreza που μονο το ονομα εχει μεινει να θυμιζει κατι απο impreza.

  • “Η Subaru μαζί με το BRZ, έχει στο περίπτερο της στη Γενεύη την ευρωπαϊκή έκδοση του 5-πορτου νέου Impreza …”

    Anyway, παμε παμε παρακατω. Τι νεα απο την Honda? Καμια επιπλεον πληροφορια για το νεο Civic TypeR εχουμε?