Lack of Conformity
Subaru looked to its own history for design inspiration: Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company, has built aircraft since the early 1900s, a tradition that continues to this day. (It's currently a supplier of air frames for Boeing.) While this is the first production model for the American market with the new Subaru front end, Japan has seen this face on the company's R1 and R2 microcars. It's likely to spread from there: We hear the new front end will go on vehicles that suit it, but it won't necessarily be plastered on every Subaru.