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Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule

Subaru Technica International (STI) has opened order books for the Subaru XV Hybrid tS in Japan, but, fellow Aussies, don’t get excited - it won't be coming here. Revealed earlier this year, the XV Hybrid tS gains a host of STI enhancements over its XV Hybrid donor car - which also won’t make it to Australia...

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Subaru Forester v BMW X1 Comparison
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Subaru Forester v BMW X1 Comparison

Read the full review here. Bringing the 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium and 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i together for a head-to-head gunfight isn’t quite as left field as it might seem. Pricing is close – only $3610 between the starting prices – and both are positioned as affordable family SUVs at the smaller end of the scale.


Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison
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Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.


Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

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 EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells
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Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells

About half of all Subaru models sold in Australia this year have been fitted with the company’s third-generation Eyesight preventative safety assistance system. Subaru’s stereo camera-based driver assist system can interpret the vehicle ahead’s brake lights, and packages adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and steering assist, lane-departure warning and front-vehicle-start alert (good for prompting dozy drivers in stop-start traffic)...


Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for nearly 76,000 vehicles from its Liberty, Outback and Tribeca lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. This latest recall for Subaru follows a notice issued for the Impreza small car last year, taking its count of local vehicles affected to around 110,000 units...


2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review

The 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a spacious and practical family crossover that's well-equipped for the price...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

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...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...


2016 Subaru Forester tS Review
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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

Read the article here. There are no fewer than 11 STI emblems on the 2016 Subaru Forester tS, so if you're a Suby enthusiast you’d expect it to live up to the hype of the Japanese maker’s go-fast sub-brand. What is the new Forester tS? Well, it clearly isn’t just any Forester given that it features revised styling, revamped suspension, 19-inch Enkei wheels with wider tyres and bigger Brembo brakes – but crucially, no more power...


Subaru 'Do' pop-up stores and mobile servicing programs
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Subaru 'Do' pop-up stores and mobile servicing programs

Subaru Australia will embark on a mission to establish more popup and retail stores in shopping centres as well as provide mobile servicing as it seeks to enhance its customer experience with the brand’s new ‘Subaru Do’ strategy...


2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications
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2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications

The all-new 2017 Subaru Levorg has launched in Australia with a starting price of $42,990 (before on-road costs) for the base GT model, and $52,890 (before on-road costs) for the top of the range GT-S Spec B. All three Subaru Levorg variants are powered by the same engine and drivetrain as the current WRX - a 2...


2017 Subaru Levorg Review
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2017 Subaru Levorg Review

The return of the super wagon from Subaru may have taken decades, but is late better than never?


2016 Subaru Forester tS Review
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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

The limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS claims to be sporty. We find out if it is.


Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison
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Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE
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Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE

UPDATE: In a run early on Monday morning, Mark Higgins bettered his record once more, clocking a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, averaging a speed of 207.15km/h. The team have another run planned for Friday. UPDATE 2: In a video released June 24, 2016, Higgins offers a voice-over commentary of his record-breaking run...