Products such as the Ford Mondeo, Kia Optima, Honda Accord have tried and failed.
That segment is now totally dominated by the Toyota Camry of which 62% are hybrid models.
The medium-sized Liberty, first launched in 1989, played a significant role for Subaru.
It was sophisticated with all-wheel drive and the option of a station wagon.
Now SUVs are dominating this size of vehicle as Subaru’s own figures show.
Over the past two years, Subaru has sold 2,441 Libertys compared to their Outback SUV – with good ground clearance, and off-road capabilities, with sales that are nearly 6 times the volume – a clear indication of market preferences.
Im David Brown
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