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The Subaru Alcyone SVX, also known outside of its home market Japan as the Subaru SVX, is a two-door grand tourer coupé that was sold by Subaru, the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). Produced from 1991 to 1997, it was FHI's first attempt to enter the luxury/performance car market. Its intention was to combine two seemingly contradictory elements—comfort and performance. The name "Alcyone" (pronounced "el-sigh-uh-nee") refers to the brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster, on which the Subaru logo is based.
The Subaru Alcyone SVX first made its debut, as a concept car, at the 1989 Tokyo Auto Show. Italian automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign designed the slippery, sleek bodywork, incorporating design themes from many of his design concepts, such as the Ford Maya and the Oldsmobile Inca. Subaru decided to put the concept vehicle into production and retain its most distinguishing design element, the unconventional window-within-a-window. Subaru called this an "aircraft-inspired glass-to-glass canopy," which was borrowed from the previous model Subaru Alcyone with an additional extension of glass covering the A-pillar. The decision to release this car for production would give the public the first opportunity to drive a "concept car" as originally conceived.
In stark contrast to the boxy, angular Subaru XT, the Subaru SVX had curvy lines designed by Giugiaro and an unusual, aircraft-inspired "glass-to-glass canopy" with two-piece power side windows. The windows are split about two-thirds of the way from the bottom, with the division being parallel to the upper curve of the door frame. These half-windows are generally seen on exotic vehicles with "scissor", "gull-wing", or "butterfly" doors, such as the Lamborghini Countach, De Lorean DMC-12 (another Giugiaro design), and the McLaren F1. The SVX's aerodynamic shape allowed it to maintain the low drag coefficient of Cd=0.29, previously established by the XT coupe it replaced.
In 1991-1992, Subaru displayed the Amadeus, a prototype shooting brake variation on the SVX, which was considered for production. Ultimately the Amadeus was not produced.
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MotorWeek | Retro Review: '91 Subaru SVX
Rarely see these nowadays.
Subaru SVX - Light Technical Overview (Part 1 of 2)
A light technical overview of the 1992 Subaru SVX. Part 1 of 2.
1992 Subaru SVX Touring
1992 Subaru SVX Touring, which is the top trim level, also has custom
chromed wheels, the spoiler and pearl paint. It has only had 2 owners and
no accidents. Only 11,000 of these were made and this one looks like the
day it was new inside and out.
3.3L boxer engine
All wheel drive
new Michelin tires
Subaru SVX - Pre-Delivery Inspection (Part 1 of 2)
Video to help Subaru technicians perform a successful pre-delivery
inspection. Part 1 of 2.