Guess a riddle: not pickup, but does have the same cargo bay, not passenger car, but possesses all qualities of sedan – that it? Do not you know? Then we will help you. New pickup of Baja, the exterior of which is likable far not all, reminds Ford Ranchero or Chevrolet El Camino 1960th, 1970th And this pickup is produced by the experienced not auto producer from Detroit, but company Subaru, which began the first to produce cars electric window raisers, company, which began the first to supply with in the states pickup, intended for a ride on a cross-country, company which fully passed to the car production with a drive on all of wheels. Subaru Baja 2003 will appear on sale in two weeks. For basis of pickups the platform of van of Outback is taken
The idea of designers of Subaru consisted in creation unusual car with the memorized exterior. This car not necessarily must be written into some sector of market, he must be selected from «crowd» of coevals on the road. In opinion of managers of Subaru, foremost he will interest young buyers which do not need to transport large loads, maximum is a sporting inventory, and for which good ability to travel the cross-country of car and his workings descriptions has a large value.
It new Subaru Baja, projected specially for a north-American market. Make an attempt imagine Subaru Outback with the basket of pickup, and you will get the dim picture of new car.
On Baja the engine of SOHC costs by volume of a 2,5 liter by power 165 horse powers and developing 5600 turns in a minute and by a maximal twisting moment 166 at 4.000 turns. At a car quite good indexes of expense of fuel are 20 miles on a liter in town and 25 on a motorway with a hand five step gear-box and on one mile anymore with an automatic 4 stage gear-box. Due to modernized control the system and pendant to sit after the helm of Baja is one pleasure. A machine rides very fluently, and many passenger cars will envy its dynamics. In spite of the fact that Baja is not outlander, a machine perfectly showed itself in the conditions of lack of roads and looked at oneself not worse, than on a highway.
Being after the helm of Baja, you can stretch the hand of help not only the drivers of passenger cars, to getting into trouble but also outlanders, because Subaru can tow a car or trailer weighing to 1.049 kg of Baja made on a hybrid platform which connected in itself components from Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback, a car became longer, than for automobile «donors» here. The wheeled base of car makes 2650 ìì.
Baja is very alike on Subaru ST-X (Subaru Truck Experimental), which made a debut on auto salon in Los Angeles in 2000. Brian Merfi, manager Subaru, from the department of planning declared that a company had made an effort create a car, oriented to transcendental expectations of buyers from pickup. «It is a wonderful machine, which will be useful and comfortable both in town and on an out-of-town picnic
What critics have to say?
Baja is an indeed prominent auto, although the first impressions at his kind a few mixed. Silver plastic false weight divides a machine in two: top and bottom. If it not likes you, you can order Baja, fully painted in silvery metallic. However much false weight executes not only decorative but also protective function, because guards a basket from stone and other garbage, flying from under the wheels of surrounding cars. It is possible long to reason about dignities of Baja, however much facts talk for it.
Luggage rack of car, length of which makes 1055 mm, can be a megascopic due to throwing aside of back door of luggage rack, and the special ledges will help you not loose your luggage. Thus length of luggage separation is increased to 1533 mm, and the mirror of back kind is automatically tuned, in order that to give a driver a complete review behind. But also it yet not all, casting aside the back panel of booth, being after back seats, laying down seats, it is possible to increase a luggage rack to 1974 ìì.