The iconic nameplate which has a bounded fan afterward throughout its 31 years on auction in Australia has been discontinued. Not that we can absolutely accusation Subaru Australia for this one, because it is new car buyers with SUV choices that are accomplishing the accommodation making.
Unfortunately, the abandonment of the Liberty removes a archetypal that was applied and fun for both families and enthusiasts, with models acquainted by STI bringing some admirable accreditation to the road. It was additionally a Liberty RS Turbo that was piloted by assemblage car active fable Possum Bourne in the Australian Assemblage Championship of the 1990s.
The ’90s additionally brought Subaru Liberty accolades, such as Wheels Car of the Year.
Finally answering a catechism which it has not been able to answer, Subaru Australia can now publically ache the accident of an iconic nameplate.
“Liberty has been a cardinal allotment of Subaru’s success,” says Subaru Australia Managing Director, Christian Dinsdale.
“While chump preferences accept confused on to added cartage in our range, Liberty has played a badly affecting role in the brand’s advance and acceptability for engineering, safety, backbone and retained value.
“It was our aboriginal archetypal with all-around address and confused the cast abroad from its commonsensical roots to acceptable a admired automotive company.
“Not alone has Liberty accustomed a acceptability as a abundant car, it additionally pioneered our aboriginal assemblage motorsport success story.
“The aboriginal turbocharged Libertys paved the way for the absurd successes that followed with both Subaru Assemblage Team Australia and the Subaru World Assemblage Team.”
Comparing the Liberty to the high-riding Outback for sales in Australia over the aftermost two years, the Liberty awash aloof 2441 units to the Outback’s 13,844.
Not all is absent to the SUV overlords, however, with Dinsdale reminding buyers that the Impreza is still accessible in auto form, decidedly the hot sean WRX for enthusiasts. Wagon goers ability additionally attending at the Levorg, which will be alike added able in the abutting generation.
“For those barter still gluttonous a Subaru sedan, we admonish them that accepted bearing Impreza carefully mimics the concrete admeasurement of third bearing Liberty auto and, of course, offers the aforementioned balanced All-Wheel Drive attributes,” he says.
“Equally, WRX is a achievement auto advantage that is apparently the abutting about to the assorted turbocharged Liberty variants, such as the RS, GT and acquainted by STI, which captured the hearts of so abounding agog drivers in their heyday.”
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