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SUBARU Justy Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 6
First production year: 1989
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Hatchback
 

2008 - 2016

While it wasn't indeed a Subaru, the 2008 Justy marked the Japanese carmaker introduction to the European market's small segment. Subaru was well-known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles and its boxer engines. That's why, when it introduced the Justy at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the audience raised their eyebrows, wondering if they are watching there was a re-badged vehicle or an unusual Subie. The answer was both. Unfortunately for the carmaker, it was the wrong moment to introduce a completely different car than its philosophy. It was a rebadged Daihatsu Charade and sh...

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gasoline engines:

SUBARU Justy 1.0 5MT (70 HP)

 

2004 - 2007

Subaru had a long history with its all-wheel-drive vehicles, and there was no surprise to see the little Justy transformed into a crossover vehicle, but behind the badge, it was a Suzuki. Both Japanese car companies were known as big manufacturers of small vehicles. While Suzuki was known for off-road vehicles, Subaru was recognized as a world rally-winner with the Impreza range. The alliance between them resulted in the birth of the 2004 Justy. Small, with higher ground clearance, the Justy was unusual for its class and times. The front fascia featured rectangular headlights swept-bac...

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SUBARU G3X Justy 1.3L 5 MT AWD (69 HP)

SUBARU G3X Justy 1.3L 5 MT AWD (93 HP)

SUBARU G3X Justy 1.5L 5MT AWD (99 HP)

 

1997 - 2003

Subaru tried to enter the small-segment market with the Justy, but its expertise in that area was not only limited but also ineffective. Thus, after a call to Suzuki, they cut a deal, and Subaru got a re-badged facelifted Swift wearing its badge. Suzuki had vast experience in building small cars. It didn't know or care to make anything larger than the compact segment. The Swift was such a successful model that it was also sold in Australia, badged as Holden Barina, or Geo Metro in the U.S. Subaru sold the car in a three- or five-doors configuration. Since it was a badge-engineered...

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SUBARU Justy 5 doors 1.3L 5MT (68 HP)

 

1996 - 2003

Subaru introduced a new generation of the super-mini model Justy in 1996, but it wasn't a genuine Subaru, even if it featured an all-wheel-drive system. With so many challenges inside the company, Subaru's engineers didn't have enough time to develop a new car, so the management took a different path for a badge-engineered model. The only other carmaker that offered a suitable model was Suzuki, who already had the facelifted version for the Swift, which was available with an all-wheel-drive system as an option. But since most of them were front-wheel-drive, Subaru stepped i...

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1989 - 1996

In 1984, Subaru and Suzuki worked together to develop a small vehicle that could fit into the kei car category and eventually exported with larger engines. As a result, the Suzuki Cultus and the Subaru Justy came on the market, but their limited success was caused mainly by their height. Their greenhouses were too tight for the average-sized people. In 1989, both vehicles were updated with taller ones, and that helped them sell better. The Justy was available with three and five doors. Its small size made it an excellent companion in crowded cities and in tight parking spots. The simpl...

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1989 - 1996

Subaru and Suzuki joined their forces to develop a new range of small vehicles that could fit in the kei-car category but large enough to export them in other countries. While Suzuki made the Cultus, Subaru built the Justy lineup and launched them on the market in 1984. The main problem with these vehicles was that their greenhouses were too short, and taller people couldn't fit inside. Both carmakers went back to the drawing board and introduced the 1989 model, which was re-designed. Subaru built the Justy with three and five doors. Its small size made it an excellent vehicle in ...

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