Subaru Boxer celebrates 50 years

Friedberg, 12 may 2016

On May 14, 1966, the beginning of a long history of success, which continues today appeared with the model 1000 of the first Subaru with a water cooled Boxer engine.

Boxer as a success model

The development target for the engine of the compact sedan model 1000 was's, a low-vibration, to design lightweight and preferably flat engine. So, the engineers decided to take on the principle of the Boxer engine for the new vehicle. Still trusted Subaru on the engine type. He is more expensive in production, can however boast a special longevity compared to other types. 2006 Subaru won the "international engine of the year" award with the 2.5 liter Boxer Turbo and in 2008 followed the first boxer diesel in large series.

FHI is Subaru Corporation

On April 1, 2017 the Subaru parent company Fuji heavy industries will adopt the name of its automobile brand and renamed the Subaru Corporation. FHI was founded in 1917 as a laboratory for aircraft construction and in addition to cars, focuses on aerospace and industrial products. Only a decrease in the Supervisory Board is the name change in June 2016. (mf)