Subaru has released details of its Global Platform that is set to underpin all of the company’s next-generation vehicles.
The Subaru Global Platform is part of the six initiatives to enhance the Subaru brand, along its horizontally-opposed engines, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the EyeSight driver assist system.
Mr. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, President of Fuji Heavy Industries which owns Subaru, said: “The Subaru Global Platform lifts Subaru’s automotive technology to new heights, and marks the next step in the evolution of ‘Enjoyment and Peace-of-Mind,’ the value that Subaru offers to its customers.
“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. We continue to work on designing ever-more attractive vehicles that offer the customer both enjoyment and peace-of-mind.”
The Global Platform is said to have been designed with the future in mind, looking ahead to 2025. Its main features include “engaging dynamic feel”, the world’s highest levels of safety, adaptable for all models, including hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Subaru Global Platform will be used in the development of all Subaru vehicles from now on, beginning with the next-generation Impreza, due on the market in 2016.