Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer that appears in all Forza titles.
Putting a strong emphasis on versatility in all road conditions, Subaru is a major manufacturer of all-wheel drive cars powered by boxer engines that offer better weight distribution than other engine configurations.
Subaru's performance model, the WRX STI, combines Subaru's symmetrical AWD system with a turbocharged boxer engine. The STI has also been a great contributor to Subaru's rich rally history, especially during the late 1990s where it was able to achieve consecutive WRC championship titles.
Subaru is the automotive division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), which is based in Japan. FHI was established in 1953 and started to develop a car using aerospace technologies accumulated by aircraft manufacturer Nakajima Aircraft Ltd., which was the predecessor of FHI. In 1958, FHI introduced its first car, the Subaru 360, adopting its brand name, 'Subaru,' and symbol, the 'six-stars cluster,' which represents the Pleiades Star Cluster. In 1965, Subaru introduced the front-wheel-drive Subaru 1000 at the Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a four-cylinder horizontally opposed boxer engine. In 1972, Subaru took a bold step by introducing the first four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle designed specifically for everyday driving, the Leone 4WD Station Wagon. Until then, 4WD had been limited to off-road and specialty vehicles, giving the Leone 4WD the distinction of introducing the safety and performance advantages of 4WD to a whole new segment of drivers around the world. In 1989, the Subaru Legacy, which boasts both a horizontally opposed boxer engine and the latest in Subaru All-Wheel Drive (AWD), was launched, and by 2005 Subaru had sold three million of them. In 1992, Subaru introduced the Subaru Impreza, which won three consecutive World Rally Championship titles from 1995 to 1997. More recently, Subaru has placed third in the World Rally Championship manufacturers' standings in 2006, 2007, and 2008.