Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, has unveiled an overview of the Subaru Global Platform, which is currently under development as the architecture to be used for all the company’s next generation vehicles.
The next generation platform looks ahead to 2025. The main features include an emotionally engaging ‘dynamic feel’ that goes beyond high performance, the world’s highest levels of safety, and a Single Design Concept for development of all models, adaptable to electrification in the future. Dramtically increased body and chassis rigidity (a 70 to 100 percent increase over present models) helps to improve straight line stability, noise and vibration suppression as well as comfort. The new platform will also be adaptable across various drivetrains, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and other alternative power units.
FHI President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga 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.”