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SUBARU 1600 (LEONE)

2-door, 4-seater saloon/coupé, 4-door 4-seater saloon/estate. (estate car only in UK)

This Japanese marquee, never badged Leone in the UK, was long established before British sales began in late 1977, with choice of styles. All UK sales were of 1595cc cars (65 to 77bhp, depending on body style). Four-wheel-drive option was only in estate cars for Uk market, simple and effective, making it the first of the modern 4WD cars.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1361cc/1595cc (HO4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, four-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1970 to 1979  
Number produced:
1,269,000, all types including pickups, of which 279,000 had 4WD