2003 Subaru Baja
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|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Manual|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||4WD|
|Price (out of date):||$25000|
Based on the Legacy/Outback platform, the Subaru Baja combines the utility of a small pickup with the versatility of an all-wheel drive sedan. The four-door, four-passenger Baja is available in two models: Sport and Turbo. The Sport features a 165 hp four-cylinder engine, while the Turbo receives a 210 hp turbocharged four-cylinder.
2003 Subaru Baja specs, Fuel type Gasoline, Drive wheels 4WD, Transmission Gearbox Manual
Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru, is currently in a partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, which owns 16.5% of FHI. The company is named after the star cluster Pleiades, which in Greek mythology is known as the Seven Sisters, and in Japanese the name is "Subaru", which roughly translated into English means, "to govern", "unite," or "gather together". The company logo is influenced by the star cluster. The large star in the logo represents Fuji Heavy Industries, and the five smaller stars represent the current five companies that are united under the FHI group.
FHI started out as The Aircraft Research Laboratory in 1917 headed by Chikuhei Nakajima. In 1932, the company was reorganized as Nakajima Aircraft Company, Ltd and soon became the primary manufacturer of aircraft for Japan during World War II. At the end of the Second World War Nakajima Aircraft was again reorganized, this time as Fuji Sangyo Co, Ltd. In 1946, the company created the Fuji Rabbit motor scooter with spare aircraft parts from the war. In 1950, Fuji Sangyo was divided into 12 smaller corporations according to the Japanese Government's 1950 Corporate Credit Rearrangement Act, anti-zaibatsu legislation, but between 1953-1955, four of these corporations and a newly formed corporation Fuji Kogyo, a scooter manufacturer; coachbuilders Fuji Jidosha; engine manufacturers Omiya Fuji Kogyo; chassis builders Utsunomiya Sharyo and the Tokyo Fuji Dangyo trading company decided to merge together to form the Fuji Heavy Industries known today.
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