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Subaru doubles-down on shopping centre presence

Subaru Australia's importer Inchcape is broadening its strategy to offer buyers an alternative to brick-and-mortar dealerships, with three new temporary pop-up shops now open. The new transactional pop-ups are designed to show-off the new Subaru XV, and follow on from its rollout of Impreza-based applications...

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Subaru Australia has serious sales momentum
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Subaru Australia has serious sales momentum

Subaru's Australian importer had a brilliant month in July, growing at a rate unmatched by any other top 20 car-maker and achieving almost 5 per cent market share. VFACTS figures show that the Japanese company's sales last month were 27.1 per cent greater than July in 2016, at 4265 units...


Small hatch comparison
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Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...


2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts
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2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range has been announced this week, bringing a new engine option, a much sharper price of entry, and lightly revised looks. But, there's a catch: while the arrival of the 1.6 model opens the Levorg range up to more buyers, the company has at the same time significantly increased the price you'll pay to step into a 2...


2018 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specs: Tweaked looks, more kit
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2018 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specs: Tweaked looks, more kit

The newly updated 2018 Subaru WRX and 2018 Subaru WRX STI are now on sale in Australia, following the overseas unveiling of American- and Japanese-market models. As expected, both models are rolling into Australia with a significant number of upgrades, moving the twins on neatly since their 2014 Australian launch and 2015 equipment update. A new spec...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

See the full article here. While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

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 XV 2.0i-S review
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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

See the full article here. The 2017 Subaru XV range has arrived on sale in a segment that looks a helluva lot different to how it did when the first version launched. Let's wind back the clock. The year was 2012, and Subaru rolled the dice on a pumped up version of the Impreza hatch with some body cladding, funky colours and chunky wheels...


2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review
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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

The range-topping 2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S has taken some big steps in the booming small SUV segment. So, does it stack up?

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Subaru Brumby unlikely to kick retirement
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Subaru Brumby unlikely to kick retirement

You don't have to search long to find fans of the long-retired Subaru Brumby, and the Japanese brand is well aware of the little ute's loyal following… but it likely won't surprise you to read that a comeback is not on the cards. Only recently, a slightly battered Brumby was auctioned for charity after a tour of duty on foodie TV show River Cottage Australia, and if you listen to our own Matt Campbell, the mini-ute was ahead of its time...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key
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Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key

Subaru Australia says it is happy with the sales figures of its mid-sized Levorg wagon, despite owning only a small corner of the local market. On the smaller side of medium, the Levorg sits alongside Subaru's big Liberty sedan as one of the brand's two offerings...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 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...


Subaru Ascent: Australian arm keen on lifecycle 'missing link'
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Subaru Ascent: Australian arm keen on lifecycle 'missing link'

The big new Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV may be no closer to an Australian debut, but the company's local boss says he'd welcome it with open arms. At the Australian launch of its much smaller stablemate the 2017 Subaru XV, managing director Colin Christie said the Ascent would make a fitting complement to the brand's SUV line-up here...


New Subaru XV targeting 1000 sales each month
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New Subaru XV targeting 1000 sales each month

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV is expected to deliver around 1000 sales each month for the brand in Australia, positioning it near the front of the race in the small-SUV segment. By comparison, and apart from a couple of standout months, the outgoing Subaru XV's monthly numbers in 2016 were closer to the 500-700 mark...


Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief
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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. What we're trying to do is make driving safer for people...


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...