Subaru Stella has Japanese housewives and moms in mind – Autoblog

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of Japan has just introduced a little niche vehicle the Stella, which is based on the architecture as the also-domestic-only R2. There are two Stella and Stella Custom, and for model there are a pair of trim levels. For the Stella, are L and LX, and for Stella Custom, they’re R and RS. All get Subaru’s 658cc EN07 4-cylinder with AVCS valve timing.

Likewise, all can be had either FWD or AWD, and shifting is by the company’s i-CVT transmission. L, LX, and R make 54 horses, and the supercharged RS out 64 horses. Those power will seem horrifyingly to most readers but in Japan, not uncommon at all to see small, city-sized with double-digit horsepower.

They get the job done, and sip gas to the tune of 52 mpg along the way.

Interestingly, the is targeted squarely at women– housewives and moms in particular and Subaru has high hopes for it. sales target is 5,000 a month.

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The Stella and Custom have several cues that separate from each other. The L / LX has a softer-looking face, for starters. Its feature integrated turn and markers, and its grille is small, by a chrome strip along the top the Subaru badge in the middle.

The lower fascia opening has a accent running through it, and the bumper is smooth. The exterior palatte is distinctly feminine, pink, light blue, a white and other similarly colors filling out the options The visual icons on for each color on the Stella website reinforce the feminine theme.

The of all regular Stella models is in an ivory tone that accents whichever paint the customer selects. There is for four, and the interior’s overall is highly functional. The three seatbacks all roll completely to make flat table and Subaru showcases how this can be to give a mom easy access to her sitting in back.

If the front passenger seat is back, and baby is riding in the passenger seat, the mom has almost unobstructed access to the child if Getting baby in and out of the car is a snap, to rear doors that a full 90 degrees. In addition to the rear seat formation can be to accomodate different types of

Critically, outward visibility to be excellent, thanks to tall, glass and thin pillars all

The interior is also home to a of storage nooks, hooks, and There’s a bin within the driver’s length that easily a makeup case. Hooks in the and rear seating areas handy stowage for shopping and pocketbooks.

The center console an iPod or similar device and it be connected to the stereo system’s input. All four doors map pockets that can also tissues, drinks, etc.

The Stella Custom (with the of the RS trim level) is mechanically to the Stella L and LX cars. Stella in both R and RS trim, has an edgier however, with a bolder projector beam headlights, signals and marker lights to the bumper, and a full blackout on the lower fascia opening. opening is flanked by two huge driving lights (think Impreza).The blown RS also a hood scoop.

The more look finds its way to the rear as well, with dual adding character. Finally, the retractable side mirrors on Custom contain integrated lights. Exterior colors are darker than those on the regular Stella.

The interior is the same, with two the color theme is dark and silver — in keeping the Stella Custom’s sportier and the Custom RS gets an exclusive package. Everything else, the seat configurations, to the storage to the water-resistant seat fabric, is with the the more subdued car.

The Subaru Stella and custom offer two distinct to women’s motoring. They to be well-thought-out little cars, and something that any enthusiast be able to appreciate, regardless of

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