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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...


2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway

If you're after a practical sports car and you've got around $40,000 to spend, the turbocharged all-wheel-drive 2016 Subaru WRX seems to have a lot of the goods. But just how good is it? And how well can it handle a day on track? Well, conveniently, we're back again at Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test to find out...


Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt
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Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...


2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed

The 2016 Subaru Levorg will be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX when the new performance wagon arrives in showrooms later this year. The Subaru Levorg is set to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 'boxer' engine with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque, though as we've previously reported, there will be no six-speed manual gearbox offered...


Subaru refutes mid-engined sports car rumour, but confirms new BRZ desire
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Subaru refutes mid-engined sports car rumour, but confirms new BRZ desire

Subaru has rebuffed rumours out of the US that it is secretly working on a special mid-engined sports coupe prototype. As we recently noted, a report from US publication Car & Driver, citing a Subaru source, claimed it was testing a new Boxer mid-engined turbocharged prototype model, with two electric motors powering the front wheels and the engine powering the rears...


2017 Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan gallery
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2017 Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan gallery

The 2017 Subaru Impreza has been revealed at the 2016 New York motor show, along with at a private event the night before. We have uploaded an image gallery in the Photos tab to see the Impreza in more detail. The debut marks the next generation of Impreza for Subaru, which has seen a recent sales slump in Australia...


2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatch debut at New York auto show - UPDATE
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2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatch debut at New York auto show - UPDATE

The new-generation Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback – or 5-Door, as it will be known in the US – have been unveiled at the 2016 New York auto show. The new-look Subaru small car models are built off a brand-new architecture – the Subaru Global Platform – which means both the sedan and hatchback are bigger than their predecessors...


2017 Subaru Impreza revealed online ahead of New York debut - UPDATE
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2017 Subaru Impreza revealed online ahead of New York debut - UPDATE

The 2017 Subaru Impreza has been revealed - possibly by accident - at the 2016 New York motor show via Subaru's Periscope social media feed, which was prematurely cut short. Thankfully, Subaru followed up with three official images that show a cohesive Impreza with flowing lines from front to rear...


2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback recalled for electronic parking brake fault
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2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback recalled for electronic parking brake fault

Subaru Australia has this week issued a recall notice for its MY2015-plated Liberty and Outback models. The recall centres on a problem with the internal motor of the electronic parking brake, which Subaru says may cause it to “stick” in place after it has been activated, and attempts to release the parking brake may fail...


2015 Subaru Forester XT and 2015-2016 Subaru WRX recalled for air intake fix
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2015 Subaru Forester XT and 2015-2016 Subaru WRX recalled for air intake fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall notice for 1941 vehicles from its turbocharged 2015 Forester XT SUV and 2015-16 WRX sports sedan lines. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may have faulty air intake ducts that could develop cracks. In the event that the intake duct cracks, the vehicle's engine could stall, posing a potential hazard to drivers and other road users...


2017 Subaru BRZ revealed in workshop photos: Australian launch due later this year
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2017 Subaru BRZ revealed in workshop photos: Australian launch due later this year

Photos of the newly refreshed 2017 Subaru BRZ have surfaced online today, just days after the significantly re-styled 2017 Toyota 86 made its official debut. These photos, posted to enthusiast site FT86club.com after purportedly appearing on the Facebook profile of a smaller fan group, appear to have been snapped in a workshop or testing facility...


Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report
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Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report

Work has begun on a prototype that could become a new mid-engined successor to the Subaru BRZ, according to a report out of the US this week. The prototype, said to be a response to dealers looking for “something special”, would be worlds away from Subaru’s familiar image. But, then, talk of the BRZ was once viewed in a similar light...


2017 Subaru Impreza set for New York motor show, in Australia by December
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2017 Subaru Impreza set for New York motor show, in Australia by December

The next-generation Subaru Impreza will make its global debut at the New York auto show on March 24. Subaru isn't giving much away about the new Impreza, except to say that the small car has a completely redesigned interior and exterior, that it will be more spacious, and will feature the company's latest in-car and safety technology...


2016 Subaru Impreza in Australia by December
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2016 Subaru Impreza in Australia by December

The next-generation Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan will make it to Australia before the end of 2016. The new Impreza small-car range is a wholesale change, because it will be the first car to use Subaru’s brand new global architecture. The new Impreza sedan, previewed in concept form last November, is expected to make its world premiere at the New York motor show at the end of this month...


Subaru Global Platform: Common architecture for all models, starting with 2016 Impreza
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Subaru Global Platform: Common architecture for all models, starting with 2016 Impreza

Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. has revealed the modular architecture that will underpin all future models starting from 2016 — models the company says have the potential to be “the world’s safest”. First cab off the proverbial rank will be the all-new Impreza hatch and sedan (read more here and here) and the XV crossover derivative, followed by the next Forester as previewed by last year's Viziv concept...


Subaru Impreza and XV recalled for starter motor fix
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Subaru Impreza and XV recalled for starter motor fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for 5369 vehicles in its 2015 Impreza small car and XV compact SUV lines.  The Japanese car maker reports that affected vehicles may have damaged starter motor pinion gears, due to an “unusual start-up procedure". This fault may cause the engine to not start, or to restart when using the vehicle’s Automatic Stop Start system...


Subaru Outback sales pass 100,000 in Australia
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Subaru Outback sales pass 100,000 in Australia

The iconic Subaru Outback model passed 100,000 lifetime sales in Australia over the course of February. Last month's monthly figure of 869 sales took the cumulative Outback tally to 100,012 here since 1996. That’s a sizeable ‘car park’, to use industry vernacular. Subaru Outback sales have hit sixth gear since the end of 2014 in particular, when the latest-generation model launched...


2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...


2018 Subaru XV previewed in Geneva
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2018 Subaru XV previewed in Geneva

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...