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This page is about the Japanese car company. For other meanings see Subaru (disambiguation)
Subaru (In katakana: スバル), a Japanese car company, is part of Fuji Heavy Industries and General Motors is a 20% minority shareholder. The name is the Japanese word for Pleiades also shown in the Subaru trademark.

While an automotive minnow compared to larger companies, Subaru has been a highly profitable company for many years. It is noted for the production of conventionally-bodied cars driven from all four wheels (in fact, in many markets its entire range has this feature) and its usage of the relatively uncommon horizontally-opposed engine layout.

Subaru's best-known vehicles are high-performance turbocharged versions of its Legacy[?] (known as Liberty in Australia), and Impreza[?], which offer outstanding performance and handling at relatively affordable prices. Modified versions of the Impreza WRX compete successfully in car rallies.

Subaru cars (especially Imprezas) are sometimes referred to as Scooby Doos. The reason for this has been traced back to Scooby Doo sounding similar to Subaru.

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