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Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief

Subaru has confirmed it has no plans to produce autonomous vehicles, despite major industry players aggressively pursuing research to that end. In comments reported by Reuters, Tetsuo Onuki, chief general manager of Subaru's engineering department, declared: "We're not aiming to develop driverless cars...

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2017 Subaru XV review
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2017 Subaru XV review

Although not overflowing with power, the new 2017 Subaru XV is a well put-together and well-equipped offering in a very competitive market. Mike Stevens takes this small SUV out for its first Australian drive.


Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US
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Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US

The Subaru BRZ tS and Subaru WRX STI Type RA have been revealed in the US, with production of each model limited to 500 units. Subaru BRZ tS The tuned by STI, the Subaru BRZ tS aims to improve the coupe's fun-to-drive factor, not its outright speed. As such there are no upgrades for the car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine...


Subaru BRZ tS confirmed for the US, teased again ahead of June 8 reveal
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Subaru BRZ tS confirmed for the US, teased again ahead of June 8 reveal

The mystery Subaru BRZ with Subaru Technica International (STI) parts has been teased again on the company's American Instagram profile ahead of its official reveal on June 8. While previous coverage speculated that this version of the BRZ sports car could be the turbocharged variant we've all been waiting for, Subaru of America has confirmed that it's actually a US-market version of the BRZ tS that was previously exclusive to the Japanese market...


Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8

Subaru has released a teaser image of the WRX STI Type RA, ahead of its debut this week on June 8. The close-up photo shows a carbon-fibre roof, with a bonnet scoop in the background. To hype up the production car, Subaru has also released a video of the race-modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special being tested at Silverstone, and in less-than-perfect conditions at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife...


Subaru BRZ 'STI' teased on Instagram ahead of June 8 reveal
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Subaru BRZ 'STI' teased on Instagram ahead of June 8 reveal

A special Subaru BRZ has been teased this week on social media, with the Japanese manufacturer's US arm uploading this single image of an STI-branded rear wing on Instagram this week. The photo, captioned with "Stay tuned...6/8/17...


Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating
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Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating

The new Holden Astra sedan and Subaru XV have been awarded five-star safety ratings this week by independent crash-testing body ANCAP. Despite not offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) anywhere in the range, the Astra sedan still managed 34.94 points out of 37, including a perfect 16 out of 16 for the side impact test...


The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

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...


Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021
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Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021

Subaru looks likely to offer pure electric drivetrain options in models from its existing range, rather than develop a dedicated EV model. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Subaru's CEO, told Automotive News the company is currently weighing its EV options, but is leaning towards electrifying one or more of its existing models...


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review
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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review

The biggest-hitter in Subaru's revamped small-car range, the Impreza, piles on a tonne of equipment for its sub-$30k ask. But is that enough to make the 2.0i-S Sedan shine?

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2017 Subaru XV pricing and specs
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2017 Subaru XV pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Subaru XV, which will launch in Australia in June. The new-generation Subaru XV (labelled as a 2017 model, but marketed by Subaru as MY18) sees a price drop at the entry level, even with a standard-fit continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic factored into the price...


2017 Subaru BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694
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2017 Subaru BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694

Yet another special-edition Subaru has quietly arrived in recent weeks, with the 2017 BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694 before on-road costs. Like other BRZ specials before it, the Sports Pack doesn't add any engine upgrades over the standard car, though there are several visual and equipment upgrades to give the Toyota 86 twin a little more street cred...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 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...


Banishing the Monday mopes: Watch an old Subaru do its own gymkhana
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Banishing the Monday mopes: Watch an old Subaru do its own gymkhana

Car enthusiasts around the world are going to extremes to get their video plastered over the internet. Ken Block's famous stunt videos have helped inspire many, including this latest video featuring an old-school 1998 Subaru Impreza using a construction site as a playground...


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...


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.