Subaru launches micro-site for Legacy and Outback PZEV

    A light-hearted look at the serious issue of reducing pollution

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has launched a
website dedicated to educating the public about the environmental advantages
of its Partial Zero Emission Vehicles - the Legacy PZEV and Outback PZEV Plus.
    The site - which can be found at - takes a humorous
approach to explaining the benefits of significantly reduced tailpipe
emissions by comparing the Legacy and Outback PZEV models to another
environmentally friendly form of transportation - the pogo stick.
    "Subaru decided that an entertaining approach would be appreciated by
motorists who would like to be better informed about their choices when it
comes to reducing the impact of automobiles on the environment," said
Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI. "The Legacy PZEV and Outback
PZEV Plus virtually eliminate tailpipe emissions, making them two of the
cleanest vehicles on the road today. This makes them an especially good choice
for people who must commute, for example, but who are trying to reduce their
smog-forming emissions."
    PZEV vehicles must meet strict emissions standards set by the California
Air Resources Board (CARB). In addition to meeting the Super Ultra-Low
Emission Vehicle (SULEV) tailpipe emission standard, a PZEV vehicle must also
eliminate fuel-system evaporative emissions. Compared to an average new
vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 percent cleaner emissions. In certain
cases, gasoline engine vehicles meeting PZEV emission standards are also even
cleaner than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. In addition, Subaru PZEV
vehicles achieve such a complete fuel burn that in very smoggy urban areas,
the exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside.
    And it does all that with no sacrifice of power and performance. The
2009 Legacy and Outback PZEV are equipped with a modified version of Subaru's
2.5-litre 4-cylinder SOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER that
produces 170 hp at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, and uses
regular unleaded fuel.

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