Somewhere between the recent surge of all-wheel drive crossovers and the marketing genius of dog-focused commercials, Subaru has been on an absolute sales tear in the last decade. There’s nothing particularly special about the Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek, either. In fact, it’d be fairly easy (if it wasn’t for such an absolute windfall of profit) to criticize Subaru for playing it too safe, especially in the design department. But Subaru’s caution comes from a very expensive lesson in the early 1990s—it was called the SVX.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/27/the-subaru-svx-is-the-weird-futuristic-car-we-didnt-appreciate-enough