FHI introduces the Subaru B9 Tribeca and face-lifted Legacy/Outback to the European market.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products and the maker of Subaru automobiles, will participate in the Paris Motor Show 2006 with its Subaru B9 Tribeca and face-lifted Legacy/Outback, which are scheduled to hit the European market in the upcoming fall. The show will have press days on September 28 and 29, 2006 and be open to the general public from September 30 through October 15, 2006. FHI plans to hold a press briefing in the Subaru booth at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.
The new SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive) system, which allows the driver to enjoy three different types of driving performance, is applied to models fitted with a 3.0-liter engine. Subaru engineers have enhanced its environmental-friendliness including actual on-road fuel economy while improving its driving performance and quality.
There are additional improvements encompassing the whole vehicle, such as changes in its exterior and interior design, reinforced body, and improved chassis performance.
Subaru B9 Tribeca
A crossover car based on the “progressive SUV” concept. FHI’s own Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system mated with a 3.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed engine is adopted to make possible nimble and stable driving as well as more than enough drivability as a sport-utility vehicle.
Other vehicles exhibited
Exhibit model: Subaru Impreza WRC 2006 prototype
Exhibit model: Subaru Impreza French police car
B9 Tribeca: Limited 5+2 passengers, Limited 5 passengers
Legacy: 3.0R Spec. B, Wagon 2.0R
Forester: 2.0X*, 2.5XT*
Impreza: Sedan WRX STI*, Wagon 2.0R*