Aug 8, 2003

Fuji Heavy Industries Will Unveil New Legacy and Outback
at the 60th Frankfurt International Motor Show

The Legacy 3.0R, powered by the new 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Engine,
and the all-new Outback to make their world debuts

      Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products and the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will unveil its new Subaru Legacy and Outback models for the European market at the 60th International Motor Show (IAA) Passenger Cars, which will open its doors to the public in Frankfurt am Main from
September 13 through 21, 2003. Both the Legacy Sedan 3.0R and Station Wagon 3.0R, which are fitted with the latest 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder Subaru Boxer Horizontally-Opposed Engine, and the all-new Outback will make their world debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show.


Brief outlines of the Legacy 3.0R and the Outback Series

1.Legacy 3.0R (Sedan and Station Wagon)
      The 3.0R model showcases a compact and low-center of gravity, 6-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine, which provides perfect engine balance, as the 6 pistons placed in horizontal opposition to each other effectively cancel out vibrations. With the adoption of the excellent qualities of the 6-cylinder boxer layout, the new EZ30 3.0-liter engine boasts a maximum power output of 180 kW (245 ps)/6,600 rpm, which ensures smooth engine acceleration, low-speed torque, and enhanced power output at high revolutions. The 3.0R model has been developed as a high-performance driver's car, integrating a symmetrical power train layout, Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel Drive), together with the new powerful EZ30. It is also equipped with the newly developed SPORTSHIFT * E-5AT, a 5-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a manual mode and is fitted with 215/45ZR17 tires for outstanding driving performance.
(*The SPORTSHIFT is a registered trademark of Prodrive Ltd.)

2.Outback 3.0R and 2.5i
      The all-new Outback continues its high-performance tradition as a crossover vehicle that offers the rugged versatility of an SUV and the comfort of a passenger car. With minimum road clearance of 200 mm, the Outback provides superb driving performance on rough roads, while it still embraces the sophisticated and dynamic designs of a sports car. The Outback 2.5i is equipped with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Horizontally-Opposed Engine (max. power: 121 kW (165 ps)/5,600 rpm). The Outback 3.0R is fitted with the new 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Engine. Since its introduction into the U.S. market in 1995, the Outback has enjoyed acclaim as a pioneer in the crossover vehicle category.

Other Subaru Exhibits at the Frankfurt Motor Show
      In Frankfurt, FHI will exhibit the new G3X Justy, as well as the concept car B11S, which debuted at the 73rd International Geneva Motor Show in March 2003. Other models on display will include the Subaru Forester and Impreza and a replica of the WRC (World Rally Championship 2003) Impreza. FHI also plans to set up driving simulators and other technology displays.




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