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TECHNOLOGY

Subaru's core technology

Subaru prides itself on being unique in the automotive world in that its vehicles make use of incredibly special technology, which not only gives them a unique presence but also provides inherent benefits to safety, fuel economy and driving enjoyment.

 

 

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™

A Subaru hallmark, Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveTM, realises a completely symmetrical drivetrain, with power being split equally between the front and rear axles, as well as the left and right sides of the car. Managed electronically, it's also able to determine exactly how much power each individual wheel receives, ensuring that the wheels with the most grip receive the power.

On the road, this means ultimate handling prowess and confidence and when the going gets rough, precise power distribution makes obstacle-climbing and dirt road handling an impeccably easy and safe affair.

 
 

Boxer® engine design

Unique to the Subaru brand, every Subaru vehicle is powered by a Boxer® engine. Nicknamed so due to the punching action of its horizontally-opposed pistons, Boxer® engine design results not only in superior power delivery and the typical Subaru thrum in the exhaust note, but also a smooth, balanced drive, playing perfectly into the hands of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™. Because they are flat, Boxer® engines can also be mounted lower-down in the engine bay, reducing the vehicle’s centre of gravity and thereby vastly improving road holding.

Lineartronic™ CVT

Subaru’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) allows for the easy-going nature of an automatic gearbox without the sensation of gear changes. Thanks to its pulley-based design, Lineartronic™ offers a completely seamless drive for ultimate comfort and ease of use, complete with sporty manual-shift paddles for when the mood takes you.