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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...

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2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed
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2017 Subaru Liberty S-Edition revealed

The Subaru S-Edition badge has found its way to another model in the brand's range - the 2017 Subaru Liberty. With Subaru Australia adding just 100 examples of this slightly sportier sedan to its line-up, the car will likely be in reasonable demand - and at a cost of just $2000 over the cost of the 2.5i Premium model. That makes this version a $38,240 proposition...


2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition on sale now
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2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition on sale now

Another year, another special-edition version of the Subaru WRX. This time around it's the 2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition, a warmed-over version of the WRX Premium with some interior and exterior enhancements that is limited to 250 units in Australia. The WRX S-Edition adds STI seats and interior trim elements such as an STI gearknob (whether you choose manual or auto)...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure
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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie.


2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure
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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie...


Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered
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Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered

A senior Subaru executive has been frank with CarAdvice about the brand’s latest drivetrain being short on power. Masahiko Inoue, Subaru project general manager product and portfolio division, told CarAdvice in a one-on-one interview at the launch of the new Subaru XV in Japan this week that he has been copping it from all angles about the 2...


2017 Subaru XV review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Subaru XV review

It may not look it, but the 2017 Subaru XV is an all-new vehicle, and an improved take on a compact crossover from the Japanese brand.


2017 Subaru XV detailed
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2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...


Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled
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Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled

The Subaru Ascent concept, heralded last year by the Viziv-7 show car, has debuted at this week's New York motor show. Previewing the long-expected replacement for the Tribeca crossover, the Ascent concept is 5050mm long, 1989mm wide, 1839mm tall, and rides on a 2972mm wheelbase...


Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet
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Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet

There’s a slim chance the new-generation Subaru Ascent SUV – the Japanese brand’s biggest-ever model and long-awaited successor to the Tribeca – may be offered in right-hand drive. Ascent is the name the brand's US arm has chosen for its new SUV model, presaged by the Viziv-7 concept, a show-car measuring 5199 millimetres long, 2030mm wide and 1878mm tall...


Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement
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Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...


2018 Subaru Outback facelift unveiled in the US
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2018 Subaru Outback facelift unveiled in the US

A facelift for the Subaru Outback wagon has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut next week at the New York motor show. The revised raised-height Outback wagon has gained a similar suite of revisions as were bestowed on the Liberty/Legacy sedan just a few months ago...


Small sedan comparison: Toyota Corolla Ascent v Honda Civic VTi-S v Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L
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Small sedan comparison: Toyota Corolla Ascent v Honda Civic VTi-S v Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L

The last time we took a close look at the small sedan segment in the form of a comprehensive three-way comparison, the new-generation Honda Civic stole the cookies from the previous segment leader, the Hyundai Elantra and a slightly more left field combatant, the Skoda Octavia...


2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester XT Premium range-topper is getting on in years, but remains a compelling package for those after a tough and practical crossover with some punch off the line.

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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017

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 Impreza review
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2017 Subaru Impreza review

Read the full article here. The Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L sedan might be the pick of the company's impressive new small-car range. It's well-equipped, solid value and far more engaging to drive than before, while offering cheaper ownership costs and signature all-wheel drive surety. We just wish it looked a little sharper!


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline R-Line v Subaru Forester XT Premium comparison
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline R-Line v Subaru Forester XT Premium comparison

You've decided you need a mid-sized crossover. But at the same time, you don't want some boring econobox with snooze-worthy performance. You want something with at least the pretence of being a little dynamic, because you're still a car-lover. In another era you may have owned a hot hatch or nimble coupe...