The Subaru Alcyone SVX, marketed outside Japan as the Subaru SVX, is a two-door, front-engine, all- or front-wheel drive coupé manufactured and marketed by Subaru from 1991 to 1996 over a single generation. As Subaru's first entry into the luxury/performance market, the SVX was noted for its aircraft-inspired 'window-within-a-window' side-glass configuration.
The nameplate 'Alcyone' (pronounced 'al-SIGH-uh-nee') refers to the brightest star in the Pleiades constellation, stylized in the Subaru company logo. The suffix 'SVX' is an acronym for 'Subaru Vehicle X'.
Sales of the SVX reached 14 257 in the United States and a total of 24 379 worldwide. 2 478 SVXs were sold in Europe (with 854 headed directly to Germany and 60 to France). Roughly 7 000 of all SVXs sold were right-hand drive models. Included in this number were the 249 vehicles sold in Australia and something like half a dozen came to SA.