Subaru Alcyone SVX – Definition |

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Subaru Alcyone


History and sales

The Alcyone SVX was in 1992 as a replacement for the then-aging XT and XT6 coupes. The SVX featured a large boxer engine, like the but was significantly larger than the model.

The SVX was first introduced in the States in July of 1991 and was in Japan in September of the same [1] ( ) US sales were and topped 3,859 units in although it is reported that intended to sell 10,000 each year. [2] ( ) dropped significantly for the next few before falling to just 640 in 1997, the last year for the Subaru has not replaced the SVX with large coupe.

Overall sales of the SVX were in the United States and a total of 25,000 worldwide. 2,478 were sold in Europe 854 headed directly to Germany ). 7,000 of all SVXs sold right-hand drive models. [3] ( )



The most feature of the SVX was its side windows: the lower half actually down. The windows are split 2/3 of the way from the bottom, with the being parallel to the upper of the door frame. These are generally seen on vehicles with unusual doors: the Lamborghini Countach and the De Lorean have split windows.

Although the SVX has doors that conventionally, the exceptionally large windows prohibit being into normally sized


All SVXs were with a 3.3 L 6-cylinder boxer driving a four-speed automatic Both front-wheel drive and drive models were from 1991 to 1995, only AWD models were in 1996 and 1997.

The SVX’s EG33 engine was an development of the 2.7 L ER27 flat-6 the XT6, expanded to 3,318 cc mm bore by 75 mm …) and equipped dual overhead camshafts and 4 per cylinder. An increase in compression to 10.0:1 brought horsepower to 230 at rpm and torque to 228 ft lbf at 4,400 rpm. [4] ( )

Common problems

The SVX was the heaviest car had ever made to that (at about 3600 pounds) led to some design flaws. would wear out early aftermarket coolers, brake would warp due to the stresses of such a large vehicle, and bearings would fail.

External links

Subaru ( ) is an enthusiast site for SVX

The Subaru SVX FAQ (

tmclane/index.html ) has technical details.

History | Global ( ) is Subaru’s history site with a page on the SVX.

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