Subaru GL

The Subaru Leone was a subcompact car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Subaru from 1971 to 1994. It was launched as a substitute for the Subaru FF-1 and is powered by a flat engine that was developed by Subaru. The first generation of the Subaru Leone was launched in June 1971 as a front-wheel drive coupé. By September 1972, the four-wheel drive station wagon was released as well. Although it was released in Japan and some export markets as the Leone, it was instead known by the trim level designation in some alternative markets. These designations included the DL, the GL, the GLF, the GL-10 and the RX. Further, the engine size would also form part of the name from time to time. Thus, the car is often referred to simply as the Subaru GL. In July 1981, the Leone saw another major makeover. This generation was launched with models coming as a three-door coupe, a four-door sedan, as well as a station wagon. These Leones made their way to the United States in 1985. For recognition, in Europe, the range was the 1.6 DL, the 1.6 GL, the 1.8 DL and the 1.8 GL 4wd. The sedan models were available until 1992, when the range was dropped to estates cars only. Further, the 1.8-litre versions were phased out in 1991. Additionally, in North America, the 1600cc engine ceased completely from the lineup. However, later models in the generation saw the option of a full-time 4WD manual transmission as well as a full-time 4WD four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Also, a new 1800 SOHC engine was available as opposed to the old pushrod 1800 engine. The engine was offered with a carburetor, single point fuel injection, multi-port fuel injection, or multi-port fuel injection with a turbocharger for fuel delivery.