The 2000's Subaru
2000's Subaru Timeline:
2000 Subaru completely re-designs the Outback and Legacy.
2001 First 6 cylinder, 4 door sedan and wagon offered in all new models.
2002 Impreza re-designed.
2003 Forester re-designed.
2004 This is the first year for the 2.5L turbocharged Forester XT.
2005 Major 5 year re-design for the Legacy and Outback.
2006 New model: B9 Tribeca SUV, Subarus first 7 passenger.
2008 Toyota ups the 8.4% stake it has held since 2005 in Fuji Heavy Industries to 16.7%.
2011 Subaru has a great year - sales are consistently up month after month.
This is the the end of the ’90s – a ride into a new century. Subaru understands the tough choices drivers have to make, and it’s made sure to add fun and versatility to smart vehicle purchases. The Subaru Outback offers better fuel economy than any leading midsize SUV. In 2002, Subaru put the new Baja on the road. All-Wheel Drive means all thrills are possible with the all new Baja which blends the ride, handling and amenities of a sports sedan with the ruggedness of a truck.
Time moved into the unknown 2000s, outdoor fun was pushed to the limits. Subaru had just the car for this new era, the Outback – The World’s First Sport Utility Wagon. The Outback answered consumers’ calls for a “sport-ute” that could ride comfortably, too. While the industry averaged a 20-percent decrease in sales, Subaru sales shot up more than 20 percent.