Who Makes Subaru?
Subaru vehicles have been available in the US since 1968. Since their introduction into the American auto industry, they have built a reputation for manufacturing some of the most rugged all-wheel-drive vehicles available on the market. The company is also renowned for using high-torque boxer engines in their vehicle line. Subaru cars, trucks, and SUVs are currently manufactured by none other than Subaru itself, as the company is the automotive division of Subaru Corporation.
Priorly known as the Fuji Heavy Industries, the company owns various manufacturing companies, from heavy industrial equipment to aircraft. Subaru gets its name from the Pleiades star cluster, sometimes called the “seven sisters.” Of the seven, six stars can be seen with the naked eye. Subaru is the Japanese name for this star cluster, a name chosen because what was then known as Fuji Heavy Industries was created by a merger of six major companies. The name’s origin can still be seen today, in Subaru’s iconic six-star logo mounted on the grills of nearly every one of its vehicles.