Total production of Subaru All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles at Fuji Heavy Industries has reached 15m units nearly 44 years after the Leone 4WD Estate Van was introduced in September 1972.

Since then, Subaru has continuously enhanced its AWD technology and the basic functions of its cars, with the consistent strong aim to make driving safer and more enjoyable.

In 2015, AWD models accounted for 98% of the brand's global sales. All have a boxer engine and symmetrical AWD system.

The automaker claims symmetrical all-wheel drive offers a combination of superior stability and traction intrinsic to AWD and balanced distribution of weight provided by the symmetrically-laid-out drivetrain with a longitudinally-mounted boxer engine positioned in line with it.