Car lovers around the world are huge fans of the Subaru brand for a variety of reasons. All Subaru vehicles are rugged, modern, and fun to drive, no matter where life takes you. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’re huge fans of the Subaru brand as a whole, which is why we want to share some quick fun facts about one of the world’s favorite automotive brands.

Star-Crossed Origins

The name and logo from the Subaru brand comes from an actual constellation. The “Seven Sisters” constellation, also known as the Pleiades, is one of the most visible clusters in the sky. In fact, the logo has five stars which refer to the five original companies that joined together to create FujiHeavy industries. They decided to use the name Subaru, which is the Japanese word for united.

Boxer Engine Lineup

Subaru is the only automotive car brand that uses boxer engines in every vehicle. Boxer engines pump power directly to the transmission, which allows a vehicle to maximize fuel economy and maintain a lower center of gravity. That’s why Subaru vehicles are often light on their feet and easily maneuverable. 

Zero Landfill Status

One Subaru plant in Indiana has a zero landfill status. This means that none of the plant’s manufacturing waste ends up in landfills. In fact, 100% of the waste is recycled or used to generate electricity. 

If you want to learn more about what makes Subaru such a great brand, head down to our Subaru dealership in Fort Myers, FL today. Our friendly sales staff can tell you everything you need to know about this fantastic brand. We hope to see you in our showroom very soon!