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 Subaru Leone Wagon
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This highly anticipated vehicle was Japan's first 4WD mass-produced wagon. Featuring the landmark Easy Drive system that switched the setup instantaneously from front-wheel to 4-wheel drive just by pushing a button, the original and innovative Leone Wagon garnered attention in Japan and all around the world.
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Storage location:FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD., SUBARU DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIV. TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION DIV., INFORMATION CENTER (10-1, Higashihon-cho, Ohta-shi, Gunma-ken 373-8555)
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Year manufactured:1981
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Manufacturer:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Designs/literature
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Leone Wagon 4WD
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Model name:E-AJ5
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Company name:Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1981
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Vehicle type/usage:Small passenger car
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Model / Weight
Style:Wagon
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Number of doors:5
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:1,035 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Japan's first 4WD wagon
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Body / Size
Overall length:4275 mm
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Overall width:1620 mm
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Overall height:1470 mm
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Features:・This 4WD touring wagon for leisure-oriented users created the technologies that originated the recent RV boom.
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:MacPherson strut
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Rear axle:Semi-trailing arm type
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Wheelbase:2450 mm
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Steering:Rack and pinion type
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/horizontally opposed 4-cylinder
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Bore x stroke:92×67 mm
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Displacement:1781 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:100/5600 (ps/rpm)
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Fuel tank capacity:55 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Drive system:4WD
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:・ Car Books, 4WD Joyosha, Sankaido
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