Subaru Canada, Inc.

Subaru Canada, Inc.

August 21, 2008 16:40 ET

Subaru Launches Micro-Site for Legacy and Outback PZEV

A light-hearted look at the serious issue of reducing pollution

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire – Aug. 21, 2008) - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has launched a website dedicated to educating the public about the environmental advantages of its Partial Zero Emission Vehicles - the Legacy PZEV and Outback PZEV Plus.

The site - which can be found at - takes a humorous approach to explaining the benefits of significantly reduced tailpipe emissions by comparing the Legacy and Outback PZEV models to another environmentally friendly form of transportation - the pogo stick.

"Subaru decided that an entertaining approach would be appreciated by motorists who would like to be better informed about their choices when it comes to reducing the impact of automobiles on the environment," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI. "The Legacy PZEV and Outback PZEV Plus virtually eliminate tailpipe emissions, making them two of the cleanest vehicles on the road today. This makes them an especially good choice for people who must commute, for example, but who are trying to reduce their smog-forming emissions."

PZEV vehicles must meet strict emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). In addition to meeting the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) tailpipe emission standard, a PZEV vehicle must also eliminate fuel-system evaporative emissions. Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 percent cleaner emissions. In certain cases, gasoline engine vehicles meeting PZEV emission standards are also even cleaner than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. In addition, Subaru PZEV vehicles achieve such a complete fuel burn that in very smoggy urban areas, the exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside.

And it does all that with no sacrifice of power and performance. The 2009 Legacy and Outback PZEV are equipped with a modified version of Subaru's 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER that produces 170 hp at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, and uses regular unleaded fuel.

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  • Subaru Canada, Inc.
    Elaine Griffin
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