Just like the new modern Subaru BRZ is an innovation for Subaru, back in the 80s Subaru’s 4WD technique was innovative and ground breaking. Subaru’s 4WD is just like a baseball bat: you aim for it and hit the apex at the right spot.
So of course they applied the 4WD package to all model lineups including the new Leone 2. Funny to see them now going back to 2WD…
Obviously Subaru named the Leone after the Leo constellation in the Zodiac and it was their best selling car for 23 years (when it got replaced by the Impreza). The name Leone came from the Italian word for Lion but strangely enough the commercial on TV showed this Italian named car in a German environment:
After shopping at the local DIY shop I spotted this Leone parked right next to the parking lot: Subaru Leone DL sedan The car is a 1.6 DL. DL should stand for DeLuxe, but in Dutch terminology it means bottom of the lineup.
Perhaps the owner is following the latest automotive trends, but I rather suspect the roofrack was intentional to haul some stuff back home: Subaru Leone DL sedan
BTW: the people from the Netherlands probably already noticed it by the sign, but I shot this picture already a few months ago…
I’m fully aware that my Subaru postcount is way below the Toyota and Nissan postcount! So let’s do something about that:
This 1982 second generation Leone advertisement shows exactly why you should buy a 4WD Leone: as a professional baseball player (Tatsunori Hara) you really need it to get to second base with Hiromi Iwasaki!