Subaru Leone

Lion

Announcement / Release
around 1971
Discontinuation
around 1994
Birth Place
Tokyo, Japan

About

The Subaru Leone is a compact car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries. It was released as a replacement to the Subaru 1000 and was the predecessor to the Subaru Impreza. All Leones were powered by the Subaru EA boxer engine. Most cars were equipped with optional four-wheel drive. At the time of its introduction, the Leone was Subaru's top model until 1989, when the larger Legacy was introduced. Although released in Japan and some export markets as the Leone, for many years, this was the only vehicle sold internationally by Subaru where the smaller kei cars Rex, Vivio, R-2, 360 and Sambar were not sold or considered road legal.

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