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The Subaru R2 was announced in Japan on December 8 2003. It is Subaru's re-entry in the Japanese Kei car market.
The R2 name was inspired by the Subaru R-2, the Kei car model that was produced between 1969 to 1972.
The R2's exterior reflects influence from Andreas Zapatinas , who worked at Alfa Romeo before moving to Subaru. The R2 is the first production Subaru to sport a new family look, including the aviation-inspired "spread wings grille" .
The R2's exterior dimensions are largely similar to its predecessor, the Subaru Pleo, but unlike the squarish Pleo, the R2 is deliberately rounded, less efficient form.
Three variations of the 4-cylinder, 658 cc engine are available:
- DOHC AVCS (Variable valve timing)
- DOHC with Supercharger and Intercooler
The two lower engines are available with either a manual transmission or a CVT. The supercharged engine is coupled to a sportshift version of the CVT ("7 speed iCVT"). Both Front wheel drive and All wheel drive are available.
Initially, the R2 was available in 11 colors and 3 trim levels (one for each engine variation).
On January 4 2005, the Subaru R1 was introduced, a 2-door version of the R2 with a shorter body and wheelbase.
Subaru, a division of Fuji Heavy Industries, vehicle timeline, 1990s–present
|Subcompact car||Justy KA||Justy|
|Compact car||Leone/Loyale AC/AG/AN|
|Impreza GC/GF/GM||Impreza GD/GG||Impreza GE/GH/GR|
|Mid-size car||Legacy BC/BF/BJ||Legacy BD/BG/BK||Legacy BE/BH||Legacy BL/BP|
|Sports car Coupé||XT AX||Subaru SVX|
|Compact MPV||Subaru Traviq||Exiga YA|
|Crossover SUV||Forester SF||Forester SG||Forester SH|
|Outback BG||Outback BH||Outback BP|
|Current||Exiga · Forester · Impreza · Legacy · Outback · Pleo · R1 · R2 · Sambar · TransCare · Tribeca|
|Historic||1500 · 360 · 1000 · Subaru Alcyone · Alcyone SVX · Baja · BRAT · FF-1 G · FF-1 Star · Justy · Leone · Sumo/Libero · R-2 · Rex · Subaru Traviq · Vivio|
|Concept||Subaru B11S · Subaru G4e · Subaru B5 TPH · B9 Scrambler|