The Subaru FF-1 1300G (also known as the 1100 and 1300) was introduced in Japan in July, replacing the FF-1 Star. It has a front wheel drive with a EA61 or EA62 flat-4 engine, fully independent torsion bar suspension and rack and pinion steering, inboard front drum brakes and dual radiators.
In October the Subaru 1300G was displayed next to a station wagon installed with 4WD, parked on top of a mirror so that visitors to the 18th Tokyo Motor Show could see the new drivetrain system. The station wagon also has a 20 mm (0.79 in) increased ground clearance over the standard model.
In October the R-2 was upgraded to a two-stroke water-cooled EK34 engine. A styling upgrade was accomplished on the water-cooled R-2, adding a faux grille to the front of the vehicle.
The Leone was released on October 7 as a front-wheel drive coupé, with trim levels DL, GL and GSR.