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2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June

The new limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS special will be priced in Australia from $54,990 plus on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed...

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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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


Subaru Corporation: Fuji Heavy Industries renamed after 62 years
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Subaru Corporation: Fuji Heavy Industries renamed after 62 years

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the parent company of Japanese car maker Subaru, will be known as Subaru Corporation from April 1, next year. Announcing the decision this week, the corporation's board of directors said that the change is part of a plan to fully integrate FHI's Industrial Products Company with the Subaru automotive business...


2017 Subaru Levorg STI teaser video discovered
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2017 Subaru Levorg STI teaser video discovered

An official video previewing the Subaru Levorg STI has been unearthed online, and seems to confirm that a high performance version of the WRX-based wagon is on the way. The video, which was posted in unlisted form on YouTube in the middle of April, was discovered overnight by Carscoops...


2016 Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium Review
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2016 Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium Review

Now updated to include the Eyesight driver assist system, is the 2016 Subaru Outback diesel the pick of the bunch?


Subaru marks 50 years of the boxer engine
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Subaru marks 50 years of the boxer engine

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engine this week. A signature feature of its vehicles, the company’s boxer engine design first debuted in the Subaru 1000 on May 16, 1966. Half a century on, every car Subaru sells outside Japan today is fitted with a boxer engine...


2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales
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2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales

Subaru is celebrating 50,000 Australian sales of its road-going rally car, the WRX, with a special edition appropriately named the WRX Special Edition. Based on the WRX Premium variant, the special edition model gains 18-inch black BBS alloy wheels, along with red accents to the partial leather seats, door trims, air-conditioning dials and on top of the driver’s display...


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.


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...