Subaru Alcyone SVX

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The Alcyone SVX, also known outside Japan as the Subaru SVX, is a mid-sized GT coupé that was sold by Subaru from 1991 to 1997. It was Fuji Heavy Industries first attempt to enter the luxury/performance car market. Its intention was to combine two seemingly contradictory elements – comfort and performance. While a well-balanced sports car appealed to the driver in everyone, most people didn’t want to sacrifice comfort and luxury. The Subaru SVX actually created a new passenger car niche – the balanced luxury performance coupe.

The name Alcyone refers to the brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster, on which the Subaru logo is based.

The Subaru Alcyone SVX first made its debut at the 28th Tokyo Auto Show in 1989, as a concept car.

Legendary Italian Automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign designed the slippery, sleek bodywork, incorporating design themes from many of his design concepts, such as the Ford Maya[4] and the Oldsmobile Inca[5]. Subaru decided to put the concept vehicle into production and retain its most distinguishing design element, the unconventional window-within-a-window. Subaru called this an “aircraft-inspired glass-to-glass canopy.” The decision to release this car for production would give the public the first opportunity to drive a “concept car” as originally conceived.

Subaru introduced the SVX in the United States in July 1991 (as a 1992 model), following up the U.S. debut with a Japanese market introduction in September of that same year. The model was designed and marketed as the replacement for their aging, envelope pushing Alcyone XT and Alcyone XT6 coupes.

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the base model 1992 SVX-LS was $24,445, with the top of the line model with touring package, the LS-L, listing at $28,000. This was $8,000-$11,000 higher that any previous Subaru. By the end of its production run in 1997, the price had risen to $36,740 for the top-of-the-line LSi.