The Japanese manufacturer has recently introduced the company’s all new global platform, expected to be used by a wide variety of models, starting with the next generation Impreza.
The architecture is currently still under development and is set to underpin the next-generation of Subaru vehicles starting with the next generation Impreza that should become official sometimes later this year. The company has been coy on providing much details though it did comment the new platform will be responsible for a better dynamic driving experience and in the mean time be more comfortable, while also posting lower NVH levels (noise, vibration, and harshness). To respect the new levels, the architecture will sit lower and sport a reduced center of gravity and also deploy a more rigid structure. According to Subaru, the latter will be seriously bumped – between 70 percent and 100% more rigid compared to the platforms it will replace. Other enhancements include an all new rear stabilizer that has been directly fitted to the body – it will be responsible for around 50 percent reduction in body roll compared to the predecessors.
Since the global platform will be used for more than one models, some almost entirely different, it has been designed to be fitted with the entire range of powertrains: gasoline, diesel, plug-in hybrid and electric. “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,” commented Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga.