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The Subaru Justy Never Died; It Turned Into a Compact Tall AWD Wagon

Subaru didn’t really kill the Justy, it’s now a compact tall AWD wagon in Japan.

Do you remember the Subaru Justy? It was Subaru’s subcompact hatchback they sold in the U.S. market. It was only around from 1987-1994. It came with a 1.2-liter engine, AWD and was the first production car in the U.S. to offer CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) technology. The Justy is back.

Subaru has revived the Justy nameplate and attached it to a new vehicle. This is a Japan-only model and you won’t see it sold in the US. Subaru will begin selling the compact tall wagon Justy on November 21.

Even if you don’t like the boxy design, the compact does have some benefits. It’s got a super tight turning radius making it easy to maneuver in the city. Because of its boxy shape, it’s got lots of room inside and has excellent visibility. Of course it has function with second row seats that fold flat for a large cargo area and a rear hatch. It also features power sliding doors on both sides for easy exit and entry.

It’s powered by a fuel-efficient 1.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine that the Japanese automaker says has the power of a larger 1.5-liter powerplant. It comes in 2WD and 4WD configurations. Justy also comes equipped with Subaru’s latest safety systems. Subaru says its structure will prevent bodily injury in the event of a crash.

The new Subaru Justy comes in nine two-tone colors and two different trims; GS Smart Assist and RS Custom Smart Assist. The Subaru Justy nameplate is now on a new compact tall wagon. You won’t see it in North American showrooms.

Source: Subaru

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Too bad...bet that would actually sell really well here!
It is a shame it was not sold in the USA. I would have bought one.
I like that. I think it looks great. It would be cool if it came to the USA. I would definitely consider buying one.