Subaru Corporation has announced that production of its all-wheel drive vehicles have surpassed 20 million units just last month in June.
The milestone was achieved just one year before the company’s 50th anniversary. The first-ever unit was a Leone 4WD wagon, introduced in September 1972. It was also Japan’s first mass-produced AWD passenger car.
Currently, the company’s AWD models account for 98% of its global sales. These models are equipped with a Boxer engine, to drive all four wheels via Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel Drive (AWD) system.
With the upcoming all-electric Solterra SUV due to arrive in 2022, and subsequently other hybrid vehicles by 2025, Subaru said its all-wheel drive technology will be enhanced along with its electrification technology.
Recently, Subaru was also recently named the fastest-growing SUV brand in the UK. This follows after a news report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) where Subaru’s UK sales in the first six months of 2021 have increased by 165%.
Subaru also recorded a 388% increase in car registrations in June 2021 compared to the same period last year.
Subaru has been on-point lately with their cars especially with the new Forester and XV. Both are built on the SGP platform that costed the company USD1 billion to develop.
The result is a vehicle with unrivaled traction from its Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system that channels equal power to all four wheels. This new generation of Subaru vehicles also offer high levels of stability and comfort as a result of the extremely rigid chassis which indirectly allows for suspension with softer settings.