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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)...

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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...


Subaru Australia sets May sales record
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Subaru Australia sets May sales record

Subaru Australia's strong SUV range led it it to a record May sales tally of 4002 units, placing it ninth overall. Its range growth was 6 per cent for the month, taking annual growth to 10.3 per cent. Leading the way was the Subaru Forester with 1336 units, up 28 per cent, edging it closer to the class-leading Mazda CX-5 (2117), Toyota RAV4 (1695), Hyundai Tucson (1643) and Nissan X-Trail (1537)...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

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...


Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested
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Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

Read the article here. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test. Along with Australian World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, we also brought along an example of each drivetrain layout...


Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison
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Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

Mid-size sedans don't get much love in Australia anymore, but offering practicality, driving enjoyment and affordability, here we bring two of the segment's best examples together...


2017 Subaru BRZ unveiled, Australian debut later this year
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2017 Subaru BRZ unveiled, Australian debut later this year

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ has been unveiled in the US ahead of its launch down-under later this year. At both ends, Subaru's changes are less radical than those wrought by Toyota on the 86, with tweaks focussed largely on the front bumper and the rear lamps. The car's full LED headlights now get bolder daytime lights, while the front bumper has been reshaped with more aggressive-looking faux air intake openings...


2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June
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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. Revealed in late 2014 for the Japanese market, the special STI-tuned Forester tS was confirmed for an Australian launch during last year's international first drive of the new Levorg wagon...


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...