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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected
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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...


Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews new seven-seat SUV
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Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews new seven-seat SUV

The Subaru Viziv-7 concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show, and serves as a preview of a new three-row seven-seat SUV. Takeshi Tachimori, a Subaru vice president, says that the production version of the Viziv-7 "will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever." The Viziv-7 measures 5199mm long, 2030mm wide, 1828mm tall, and sits on a 2990mm wheelbase...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Subaru announces pop-up shop upgrades in Victoria, more to come in 2017
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Subaru announces pop-up shop upgrades in Victoria, more to come in 2017

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has announced it will be upgrading its pop-up shops to permanent stores in Victoria, with more to come nationally over the next year. The brand's pop-up shop at Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre will be transitioning into a permanent store before the end of the year, while the pop-up in Northland Mall is also a candidate...


2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium review
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2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium review

Sitting mid-pack in the all-new Liberty range, the 2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium might not be the most exciting Subaru on sale, but there's still plenty to like...

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Subaru parent FHI kills industrial business to focus on automotive
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Subaru parent FHI kills industrial business to focus on automotive

We had our first hint when the company changed its name earlier this year, but now it's official: Subaru’s parent company Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced it will kill off its industrial products business in order to focus on the Japanese car brand...


Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October
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Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October

It was a bit of a flat sales month in October according the latest VFACTS data, a comprehensive CarAdvice dissection of which you can read here. But there were a number of models that had massive sales success compared to October 2015, be it a result of discounting, marketing, updates/new-generation launches or a combination of each...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990
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2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Subaru BRZ range have been revealed, bringing price cuts, more power and extra kit to the Toyota 86 twin. Now starting at $32,990 plus on-road costs for the BRZ manual ($34,990 auto), the 2017 model is $1230 cheaper than its predecessor in manual form and $1735 less with the automatic...


2017 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs: Australian details for all-new hatch and sedan
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2017 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs: Australian details for all-new hatch and sedan

Local pricing and details for the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatch have been released today, with the new range now available to order in Australia ahead of December customer deliveries. Launched to the Australian media in Japan last month (catch Matt Campbell's review here), the new Impreza is the first car to debut on Subaru's all-new modular platform that will eventually underpin just about every future offering from the brand...


Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...


Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans
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Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans

Subaru has commenced the wider rollout of its new mobile service vans in New South Wales, giving customers the option of having their vehicle serviced at home or at work. First trialled earlier this year, the Subaru mobile service van initially operated in the Sydney suburb of Narellan, and is now servicing the areas around several other Subaru Sydney retailers...


Subaru WRX S4 tS unveiled in Japan, not coming to Australia
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Subaru WRX S4 tS unveiled in Japan, not coming to Australia

The Subaru WRX S4 tS limited edition model has been unveiled in Japan, but unfortunately it's not coming Down Under. Thanks to a low pressure drop air cleaner and a performance muffler, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine now develops 221kW of power at 5600rpm, and 400Nm of torque between 2000 and 4800rpm...


2010-14 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled for windscreen wiper fix: 37,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2010-14 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled for windscreen wiper fix: 37,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Subaru has confirmed numbers and further details relating to this recall. See bottom of article for details. Subaru has issued a recall for 37,492 of its 2010 to 2014 model-year Liberty and Outback vehicles over concerns the bottom of the front windscreen wiper motor could melt. The manufacturer reports the fault could pose a fire risk...


Subaru Australia boss promoted to senior regional role
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Subaru Australia boss promoted to senior regional role

Subaru Australia managing director, Nick Senior, has been promoted this week to a new role within the brand's local distributor, Inchcape. He is succeeded at Subaru Australia by sales and marketing director, Colin Christie. London-based Inchcape is the Australian importer and distributor for the Subaru brand, owning 90 per cent of the local business...


Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test
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Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...