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New Subaru Justy 1.0 R
A tonic view of autonomy with... economy

New Subaru Justy minicar: front view.

Justy returns to the entry level at Subaru.

APN, PR,
27 November 2007.

Subaru UK has just launched its new Justy supermini, which is based on the Japanese-built front-wheel drive Daihatsu Sirion, thanks to an arrangement with Toyota which has a share in both Subaru and Daihatsu.

Subaru's version will be limited to only 6,000 units per year throughout the whole of Europe and 1,000 sales in the UK, ensuring, as Subaru expects, strong residual value.

Such expectations seem very realistic at times of rising oil prices. Like the Sirion, the Justy strong points are fuel economy, equipment and space compared to a body that is only 3.60-metre long, in addition to ultra-low exhaust emissions which should make it exempt from the proposed new London Congestion Charge.

New Subaru Justy minicar: side-back view.

Five passengers and a reasonable boot in a 3.60-metre long body.

Starting from GB8,495 (on-the-road), the Justy 1.0 R returns an extra urban consumption average of 64.2 mpg (imperial gallons, the equivalent of 4.40 litres / 100 km, 22.73 kms per litre, or 53.49 US mpg), with ultra-low 118 g/km exhaust emissions, which put the Justy in Band B for Road Fund Licence at GB35 per year. Subaru UK expects it also to be London Congestion Charge-free when proposed new changes take place in 2008.

The new Justy carries a five-year/60,000 mile (96,500 km) mechanical warranty and five-years' UK and European roadside assistance, in addition to a 12-year anti-perforation warranty, all with a Group 5D insurance rating.

Subaru Justy 1.0 R
Main Dimensions and Weight

Overall length mm

3600

Overall width mm

1665

Overall height mm

1550

Wheelbase

2430

Track

Front mm

1460

Rear mm

1465

Ground clearance mm

150

Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) m

9.4

Fuel capacity litres

40

Luggage capacity litres, seats up (VDA)

225

Luggage capacity litres, rear seats folded

630

Load length mm

570

Kerb weight kg

890

Payload

500

Towing weight

Braked, kg

750

Unbraked, kg

350

Gross vehicle weight kg

1390

 

Standard equipment includes anti-lock ventilated front discs and rear drums (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) to optimise the braking force according to the weight distribution of passengers and luggage, in addition to driver, passenger, side and front and rear curtain airbags, alloy wheels, air-conditioning, radio/CD player with auxiliary input socket, rev-counter, fuel-economy read-out, four electric windows, reversing sensors, remote central-locking with alarm and ISOFIX child-seat mountings.

Compared to its exterior dimensions and good 0.31 Cd drag coefficient for its body category, the new Justy has a spacious five-seat interior with wide-opening doors and 590 mm seat height allowing easy entry and exit - especially appreciated by older customers.

The rear doors open to 80 degrees and the luggage volume measures 225 litres with the rear seat up and 630 litres (VDA) when folded. Its turning circle is also practical at 9.4 metres.

New Subaru Justy minicar: dashboard (RHD version).

New Subaru Justy minicar: dashboard and front seats (RHD version).

Wide-opening doors and 59 cm seat height for easy entry & exit.

Engine -  The three-cylinder 1.0 litre twin-overhead camshaft petrol engine - mated to a manual five-speed gearbox is very economical, low-polluting and well-proven, as it serves also in the Daihatsu Sirion and its Toyota Yaris cousin, as well as in the Toyota Aygo, Citron C1 and Peugeot 107 trio. The latter three are based on a common platform issued from a Toyota - PSA joint venture.

The12-valve unit has variable valve-timing and produces 69.3 PS (51 kW, 68.4 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 69.3 lb ft (94 Nm) of torque at 3,600 rpm. It allows the Justy 1.0 R to reach a top speed of 99.4 mph (160 km/h), with a 0-60 mph time (0-96.5 km/h) of 13.5 seconds.

Fuel economy figures are:

- 46.3 UK mpg in the urban cycle, or the equivalent of 6.10 litres / 100 km, 16.39 kms per litre, or 38.58 US mpg,

- 64.2 UK mpg in the extra urban cycle, the equivalent of 4.40 litres / 100 km, 22.73 kms per litre, or 53.49 US mpg,

- 56.5 UK mpg on the combined cycle, the equivalent of 5.0 litres / 100 km, 20.0 kms per litre, or 47.08 US mpg.

The new Subaru Justy benefits from a European-tuned chassis which has long suspension-travel for a smooth ride, with anti-roll bars at the front and rear for firm damping and agility.

The front suspension is via MacPherson struts and the rear is equally conventional featuring a torsion bar with separate coil springs. Power steering is via an electric system which helps fuel economy.

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