While America’s love affair with gas-guzzling SUVs was hitting the skids, this innovative Japanese automaker bypassed the competition by introducing the new All-Wheel-Drive Outback, a new hybrid that combined the cargo space and towing capacity of a truck with the ride and gas mileage of a passenger car.

CW: Mike Martin/Ross Myers/Laura Dellovo
AD: Mike Martin
Director: John St. Clair