Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has unveiled their new mid-term business plan which is called “Prominence 2020.” It reportedly calls for the company to introduce a new modular architecture and a plug-in hybrid.
Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has unveiled their new mid-term business plan which is called “Prominence 2020.”
While the plan gives some vague hints about Subaru's future, Automotive News is reporting the company will introduce a new modular architecture that can underpin everything from the Impreza to the Outback. It will reportedly be called the Subaru Global Platform (SGP) and debut on the next-generation Impreza.
Subaru also said they will improve their product lineup with a "focus on SUVs." As part of this initiative the company will reportedly introduce a seven-seat crossover to replace the Tribeca. There's no word on when it will arrive but it will likely be built in the United States.
The plan also calls for Subaru to improve their fuel efficiency by adding direct injection to all their petrol engines and introducing cylinder deactivation technology. Automotive News is also reporting that the company will introduce a plug-in hybrid model which that will use Toyota technology.