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Model history

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012

Model history of the first generation Leone (continued)
Entering into 1974, on July 27th the Leone passed the 1975 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official vehicle emissions test without a catalytic converter. On January 13th 1975, the Subaru Exhaust Emission Control - Thermal and Thermodynamic Control (SEEC-T) system which complied with the 1975 Japanese exhaust emission regulations was announced. Following this, on January 20th, the new Leone series that added a 4WD sedan with a forward 3-speed six-position automatic transmission to the lineup was announced. When EPA and the Federal Energy Administration released the 1976 new car fuel efficiency rankings on September 22nd, the Leone with SEEC-T was awarded first place.
After this, the 1976 exhaust emission regulation-compliant Leone SEEC-T series was launched for Japanese domestic sales on October 1st, followed by the Leone SEEC-T 1600 4WD sedan, the automatic series (January 19th), and 1500 of the limited edition Leone special (November 1st) models were put onto the market.

New Leone 4WD sedan (January 1975)

Size: Length 3,955 mm x Width 1,500 mm x Height 1,430 mm
Wheelbase: 2,450 mm
Tread: (Front) 1,265 mm (Rear) 1,205 mm
Min. ground clearance: 195 mm
Vehicle weight: 930 kg
Riding capacity: Five persons

Engine: EA63
Model: Horizontally opposed four cylinder, water-cooled four-cycle
Displacement: 1,361 cc
Max. output: 72 PS / 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 10.2 kg·m / 3,600 rpm

Front: MacPherson strut independent suspension
Rear: Semi-trailing arm independent suspension