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Subaru makes a bigger, faster, cleaner and more frugal fourth-generation Liberty

24 Feb 2004

SUBARU is a Japanese brand that appeals to those with a slightly deeper than normal appreciation of the innermost workings of a car. It offers levels of engineering depth unusual at this end of the market, particularly with all-wheel drive a standard feature on all models. The fourth-generation Liberty takes it all a few steps further with nicely conceived, slightly larger packaging, tasteful presentation and even more refinement that makes it better to drive and more spacious. On top of that, the latest Liberty is lighter and more aerodynamic and the engines are more powerful. The upshot is that all versions of the new Liberty are bigger, faster, more economical and cleaner-running. To ask for more would be downright greedy.
Model release date: 1 September 2003 to 1 September 2006

Previous model

Subaru Liberty

Released: June 1998
Ended: September 2003
Family Tree: Liberty

The original Liberty went on sale Down Under in October 1989, in both front-drive and all-wheel drive guise. The second-generation Liberty replaced it in June 1994, with the current model's direct predecessor - the third-generation Liberty - appearing here in October 1998. By then Liberty was exclusively AWD, with 2.0-litre GX models delivering 92kW and the 2.5-litre boxer four in models like RX producing 115kW.

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