Subaru reveals details of its new modular Global Platform

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Fuji Heavy Industries, manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, has revealed details of the new Subaru Global Platform, which will underpin all of the Japanese auto maker’s next-generation models.

Subaru has said it will be used first on the new Impreza later this year, which will be followed by the usual Impreza offshoots like the WRX, WRX STI and the Crosstrek.

The new platform will offer 70-100% greater rigidity compared with the company’s current models, while a 40% increase in impact energy absorption will increase safety.

“The Subaru Global Platform lifts Subaru’s automotive technology to new heights,” said FHI president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga.

“This new platform represents the culmination of the know-how we have developed over many years, and we are confident that it will allow us to produce vehicles that live up to our proud traditions and meet the high expectations customers have of Subaru.”

March 16, 2016

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