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 Subaru Leone 4WD
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Attention was focused on four-wheel drive (4WD) from an early phase due to its potential for improving maneuverability and safety. The Subaru Leone built the basis for the popularity of such systems today, leading the world in mass production of 4WD passenger cars.
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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:1970
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Manufacturer:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Design drawings, literature
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Name / Manufacture
Company name:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Applied model:Subaru Leone 4WD
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Year of manufacture:1970
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Application year:1972
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Specification
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Potency
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Points of interest, topicality:Japan's first 4WD passenger car (van)
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Features:4WD vehicles were developed and launched on the market quickly to meet diverse demands and a wide range of applications, and to capitalize on the possibility of developing a new genre of vehicles. This built the basis for the popularity of such systems today.
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Reference materials:Subaru Technical Review No. 2
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