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Subaru Vivio
Subaru
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1992-1998
Class Kei Car
Body Style how many doors+how many seats+what type of body
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine engine
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Daihatsu Mira Honda Z Suzuki Alto Mitsubishi Minica
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Subaru Vivio was a kei car that was introduced in March 1992, and manufactured by Subaru until October 1998. It has a supercharged 658 cc (52 hp) (44 hp in Europe - aspirated) engine which is small enough to place it in the lightcar class, which gives its owners large tax breaks in Japan. The Vivio feels roomy considering its small size, thanks to a relatively tall profile and large windows. It is one of the lightest kei cars, weighing in at between 650 kg (1,433 lb) and 700 kg (1,543 lb) depending on the trim line.

The name "Vivio" is a reference to the engine's displacement 660.0 written in Roman numerals (VI,VI,O), and also inspired by the word "vivid". It replaced the Rex that was introduced in the 1970s. It was available in 3 and 5-door versions commonly, with 2-door targa top version named T-top in acceptance to the order. In November 1995 the Vivio Bistro was a facelift variation with a retro theme was introduced, with Mini-esque front and rear fascias, matching upholstery and modifications to the dashboard. The Bistro series was popular, causing Subaru to release multiple versions of the Bistro, called the "Bistro B-Custom", the "Bistro Chiffon", the "Bistro White Edition", the "L Bistro", the "Sports Bistro" with BBS wheels, the "Bistro SS" using the engine package from the Vivio RX-SS, and the "Club Bistro" with a British black cab appearance. As a result, other manufacturers followed the trend and Japan would see a string of modern retro-styled cars, such as the Toyota Origin and the Nissan Figaro. Subaru tried this approach with the larger Subaru Impreza called the Casa Blanca with limited success.

The Vivio was available with a variety of supercharged 4-cylinder engines and multiple trim packages.

The suspension setup used was inspired by the Legacy instead of using strictly MacPherson struts to save on production costs.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Subaru Vivio Review.

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