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Subaru Australia breaks sales record

Subaru Australia just broke its all-time annual sales record, with a full month of sales yet to be counted. The company sold 48,379 cars between January 1 and November 30, 2017. For comparison, it sold 47,018 cars for all of 2016, and 43,600 for all of 2015...

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2018 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs
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2018 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs

Local details for the upgraded 2018 Subaru BRZ range have been announced this week, headlined by a new range-topping 'tS' variant and the introduction of a new infotainment system. Now starting at $33,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level BRZ manual, the entire range now comes with the company's third-generation infotainment system, complete with in-built satellite navigation, backed by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility...


2018 Subaru Ascent revealed in LA
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2018 Subaru Ascent revealed in LA

Subaru has revealed its all-new Ascent three-row SUV at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show.


2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled
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2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled

The new three-row Subaru Ascent has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, serving as a replacement for the long-departed Tribeca. Riding on a 2890mm wheelbase and boasting 4350 litres of passenger volume, the new Ascent is said to be largest Subaru of all time. The Liberty, for sake of comparison, has a mere 2751mm wheelbase...


2017 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2017 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT review

The 1.6 GT has been added to the Subaru Levorg range to create a more affordable entry price for budget-minded buyers. Is the 1.6 enough engine for the segment though?

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$35,990

2019 Subaru Ascent teased again
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2019 Subaru Ascent teased again

The upcoming 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV has been teased again, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week. Pitched as the "first full three-row SUV from Subaru", the Ascent will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander (Kluger) and Volkswagen Atlas - in the US, at least...


Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten
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Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten

The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain. David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI.nl "there will be a period where we will temporarily not run WRX STI". This is down to ever-tightening CO2 emissions regulations, which means "the current 2...


Subaru Ascent teased ahead of November 28 debut
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Subaru Ascent teased ahead of November 28 debut

Subaru has teased its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Ascent, on Twitter ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show. With styling derived from the Ascent Concept (below) launched in New York this April, the car is designed to go head-to-head with the VW Atlas in the USA. Unlike the unloved, too-small Tribeca that came before it, the Ascent is likely to be big enough to make American buyers happy...


Subaru opens new tracks for autonomous driving tests
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Subaru opens new tracks for autonomous driving tests

Subaru has installed new tracks and made a number of changes to existing facilities at its Bifuka proving ground, in order to help it develop advanced driver assistance technologies. In addition to a new administration building and general upgrades to all of the facility's test roads, Subaru has created a new urban test track and given a major upgrade to Bifuka's high-speed circuit, bringing it closer to the real-world conditions found on many restricted access motorways...


2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review

The Subaru Levorg finally lobs into Oz wearing STI badging and WR Blue warpaint. Is it the real Subaru Tecnica International deal, or a pretender in disguise?

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$51,990

Subaru admits to improper domestic vehicle inspection process
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Subaru admits to improper domestic vehicle inspection process

Subaru has admitted it failed to follow proper domestic vehicle inspection procedures for 30 years at its Gunma factory, located to the North of Tokyo. In a statement issued by the company, the automaker said vehicle inspection trainees, prior to becoming fully qualified inspectors, would often perform the required checks and use their supervisors' certification seal...


Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo
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Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo

Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition WRX STI S208 at the Tokyo motor show. The car follows in the footsteps of the S207 launched in 2015, with slew of performance and handling upgrades designed to take the standard WRX STI to another level. Exterior changes are headlined by a mesh grille with red highlights at the front, sitting above an angry-looking splitter finished in gloss black...


Subaru VIZIV Performance concept revealed
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Subaru VIZIV Performance concept revealed

The Subaru VIZIV Performance concept has been revealed at the Tokyo motor show this week, previewing a future performance sedan from the Japanese manufacturer. Designed to embody "the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers", the VIZIV Performance is the first sedan in Subaru's 'Vision for Innovation' concept series, which has only included crossovers thus far...


2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review

The medium SUV segment was unheard of back in 1997 when the Subaru Forester launched its attack on an unsuspecting market. But with that market now more crowded than just about any segment, does the 2017 Subaru Forester still stack up against its rivals?


2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison
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2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison

Deciding to buy a brand new car can be a tough decision. And deciding exactly which brand new car to buy can be even more difficult. So what happens when the two cars you're looking at share the same engine, gearbox, platform, and damn near the same looks? What happens when the two cars you're looking at are the 2017 Subaru BRZ and 2017 Toyota 86 GT? Which do you pick then? We hit the road, and the track, to find out...


2018 Subaru WRX STi spec.R review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Subaru WRX STi spec.R review

As the flagship model, the 2018 Subaru WRX STI spec.R could really do with more grunt. Yes, seriously.

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$57,690

Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques
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Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...


2017 Tokyo motor show: What to expect
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2017 Tokyo motor show: What to expect

The 2017 Tokyo motor show is almost upon us, with Japan's big show having slumbered since this time two years ago. The 2015 Tokyo motor show gave us the tiny Toyota S-FR concept, Nissan's Leaf-previewing IDS show car, the Subaru Impreza concept (now in production) and Viziv Future concept, Daihatsu's quirky Nori Ori and Tempo concepts, and a host of others...


Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle
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Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle

Subaru Australia's importer and distributor is conducting a recall of 4017 WRX and WRX STI performance sedans made in 2015 due to a potential fire risk. The cause? A hectic subwoofer design flaw, whereby cargo could set off an electric short circuit, leading to flames. Subaru says that one instance of a sub-related overheat has actually occurred in Australia, which in part has led to this recall...