April 1 2013 Subura to Launch Self Cleaning XV



  • Global challenge of water conservation pre-empted development
  • More time for active lifestyles, less time for maintenance for Subaru customers

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South Africa introduction from April 1

Following the launch of 2 new entry level XV models, Subaru Southern Africa has confirmed that the new Self Cleaning function, first demonstrated by Subaru UK, will now be introduced locally from April 1. This forms part of Subaru Southern Africa’s quest to offer maintenance free motoring, with Confidence in Motion as the key brand philosophy.

Radical technology to fight the demands of global water conservation

Subaru’s engineers have developed the radical new technology in conjunction with some of the world’s leading electrical engineers. To clean the car in an instant, the driver simply has to press a button on the key fob while outside the vehicle, without any danger of getting wet or dousing the neighbours’ pets.

Professor Ai Lai, who led the team, reveals: “Nanogenerators convert mechanical energy available in the environment into electrical energy, activating safe low-voltage electrical currents on the car’s outer body surface.

“These currents flow in precise, overlapping patterns to disturb and dissolve micro-attachments on the car’s metalwork, such as dirt and dust.”

SA Research reveals Subaru drivers lead active lifestyles

Local focus groups have revealed that Subaru drivers are active people who lead active lives and they don’t have to waste their time washing their car at the weekend. It is with this in mind that the team has been dedicated to developing the technology to make their customer’s lives that little bit easier.

A dream solution for every motorist’s wish list, AF self-cleaning becomes available from Monday April 1st.