Learn and talk about Subaru R-2, 1960s automobiles, 1970s automobiles, All-wheel-drive vehicles, Coupes

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Subaru R-2

1972 Subaru R-2 version with water-cooled

The Subaru R-2 was a kei car manufactured by Subaru 1969 to 1972. The R-2 was a full change of the popular Subaru but with an updated appearance and interior space. The R-2 appeared one year before the Honda

Daihatsu Fellow Max and Suzuki kei cars, however, it continued to use the setup from the Subaru which was the EK33 air-cooled engine installed in the back, is the inspiration for the name of the vehicle. It around the same time as the generation Mitsubishi Minica .

When the car was introduced February 8, Subaru took 25,000 for the car in one month.

In the early 1970s, the Japanese enacted legislation to reduce which prompted Subaru and manufacturers to upgrade engines were air-cooled and using a engine implementation.

On October 7, the Subaru engine was upgraded to a water-cooled engine, called the series engine, but the retrofit was done, and was better achieved the new 1972 Subaru Rex. was available with both 2- and A styling upgrade was accomplished on the R-2, adding a faux to the front of the vehicle that had no other than a more appearance, as well as a corporate to the all new compact Subaru Leone .

Subaru continued with a engine platform so as to afford trunk space up front and seating for four passengers, competitors offered front front wheel drive to reduce noise intrusion the engine and offer rear that folded down for cargo capacity, albeit fewer passengers. In response to the popularity of front wheel front engine alternatives, offered a hatchback bodystyle 16, 1970.

Performance versions of the R-2 came 18, 1970, in the form of the R-2 SS with a exhaust and an increase in the compression from 3.8#160;kg·m (37#160;N·m; 6,400#160;RPM to 7.5#160;kg·m (74#160;N·m; 7,000#160;RPM, and a higher trim called the R-2 GL October 5. Another to the early cancellation of the R-2 was its handling which were found to be not as as vehicles that were engine, front wheel [ 1 ]

Subaru would launch a successor to the R-2 in 2003, called the R2 .

References [ edit ]

1964 360 Brochure

1968 Subaru 360

1969 Subaru R-2 Deluxe

History of Subaru Kei Jidosha

article incorporates information the equivalent article on the Japanese .

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