Subaru

Subaru built its first car (Subaru 1500) in 1954 having spent the previous decade as the major supplier of aircraft to the Japanese airforce during World War II. Today the Japanese company is best known for its emphasis on All-Wheel-Drive technology, using that as a differentiating factor from other Japanese manufacturers. Subaru gained prominence in Australia with cars such as the Impreza WRX and Forester & the only rear-wheel-drive BRZ which have earned the company a well deserved reputation for reliability and performance. Subaru currently sells five models in Australia including the Liberty, Outback, Tribeca and is the eighth best selling brand.
2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US

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2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US

An upgraded version of the US-market Subaru Impreza small car has surfaced, bringing with it subtle styling tweaks, extra sound-deadening, additional equipment and the availability of EyeSight preventative safety technologies...

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Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed
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Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed

A new 2015 Subaru BRZ Special Edition will arrive in Australia this November, replete with a number of styling tweaks though no changes under the skin. In order to stand out from the crowd, the limited-run Subaru BRZ coupe gets very American GT stripes on the bonnet, boot and roof; 17-inch STI alloy wheels; an STI boot spoiler plus front, side and rear-side under spoilers; a rear diffuser and a push-button starter switch...


Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.
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Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.

Few cars have held as much prominence as the Subaru WRX did back in the 1990s. Tearing up roads and rally stages the world over with its turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive traction, the WRX turned a humble family sedan into a cult icon that put the small Japanese manufacturer on the genuine performance car map...


Subaru WRX STI comparison video: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door
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Subaru WRX STI comparison video: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door

http://www.caradvice.com.au/299972/?yt_desc - Read the review here. Armed with both the latest and one of the greatest iterations of the Subaru WRX STI, CarAdvice heads off for a day of turbos and twisty roads to find out how Subaru’s newest all-paw offering matches up to its iconic past.


Subaru Forester Review: 2.5i-L
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Subaru Forester Review: 2.5i-L

The Subaru Forester 2.5i-L is comfortable, frugal and spacious, though its outdated multimedia system and starting price are less than class-leading


Subaru to use one platform for future models - report
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Subaru to use one platform for future models - report

The next generation of Subaru passenger vehicles will be based on a single architecture as the brand looks to cut costs and development times. Automotive News reports the new platform will underpin everything from the compact Impreza to an all-new seven-seat SUV designed to replace the ageing Tribeca...


Subaru WRX S4 launched in Japan with 221kW/400Nm engine
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Subaru WRX S4 launched in Japan with 221kW/400Nm engine

The Subaru WRX S4 has been unveiled in Japan, featuring a more powerful turbocharged engine than the model that's sold in Australia and other overseas markets. Under the scooped bonnet lives a version of Subaru's 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine that's capable of delivering 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque to all four wheels...


2014 Subaru XV Review
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2014 Subaru XV Review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/301341/?yt_desc - Read the full review here. We test the third best selling compact SUV in Australia, the Subaru XV...


2014 Subaru XV Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Subaru XV Review

The Subaru XV is one of the top-selling small SUVs on the market. Matt Campbell sees how it stacks up in light of new rivals.

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$28,490 to $36,990

Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Subaru considering re-entering global motorsport, rules out sub-XV SUV - report
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Subaru considering re-entering global motorsport, rules out sub-XV SUV - report

Unnamed sources within the company have said that Subaru is preparing to invest in a return to global motorsport, but is unsure of where to spend its money. If the sources who spoke to Auto Express are correct the most obvious avenue would be via the World Rally Championship. Current regulations favour sub-Impreza-sized vehicles, so this would require Subaru reworking its WRX STI significantly...


Subaru WRX STI Special - Teaser
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Subaru WRX STI Special - Teaser

David Zalstein gets behind the wheel of Subaru’s latest four-wheel-drive rally car for the road and sees if it stacks up to a special ancestor.


Subaru WRX S4 teased prior to August reveal
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Subaru WRX S4 teased prior to August reveal

Subaru has given us a first glimpse of the new Subaru WRX S4 that will be revealed in Japan on August 25. Few concrete details are known about the new car, but we do know that the WRX S4 will be equipped with the latest version of EyeSight, which uses colour stereo cameras to detect pedestrians and vehicles. The WRX and WRX STI available in Australia isn't available with EyeSight...


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up
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Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up

The limited edition Subaru XV Black has been added to the compact SUVs range, priced from $29,740. Limited to 300 cars and spread across all three existing Subaru XV variants – equipped with both six-speed manual and continuously variable transmissions – the limited edition Black comes at a $1250 premium but adds a claimed $2500 worth of value...


Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss
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Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss

The Subaru BRZ will not just be a one-generation wonder, insists the boss of the Japanese car maker’s parent company. Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News the brand would again collaborate with Toyota on a successor to its current rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car, which is twinned with the Toyota 86...


Autonomous emergency braking explained

Safety is a top priority for those in the market for a new car, and when it comes to active safety features AEB is changing the game -- in fact it could save your life. Modern car safety systems, like forward collision detection, can help spot danger and warn the driver. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) goes one step further and can automatically apply the brakes...


Subaru Australia introduces capped-price servicing
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Subaru Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Subaru Australia has launched a comprehensive capped-price servicing program to cover owners for the life of their vehicles. The capped-price servicing program will apply to the Japanese manufacturer’s entire new vehicle range from tomorrow (July 1) and will also retrospectively cover vehicles back to the 2006 model year...


Subaru Forester diesel automatic due in 2015
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Subaru Forester diesel automatic due in 2015

A diesel automatic version of the Subaru Forester is scheduled to launch in Australia in the first half of 2015. The addition of a self-shifting diesel version of the Subaru Forester has been confirmed by the company's local arm, with an expected arrival in the first half of the year to coincide with a mid-life update of the popular SUV...


Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R: $60K all-wheel-drive shoot-out
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Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R: $60K all-wheel-drive shoot-out

Subaru's latest WRX STi is out to find a broader audience, while the new Golf R and S3 are faster and sportier than ever before - so, which has found the sweet spot?


Old v New : 1994 v 2014 Subaru WRX, 1989 v 2014 Peugeot GTi, 1968 v 2014 Mini Cooper S
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Old v New : 1994 v 2014 Subaru WRX, 1989 v 2014 Peugeot GTi, 1968 v 2014 Mini Cooper S

Comparing old with new might seem like an unfair comparison because, with few exceptions, new models are bigger, safer, more refined and more economical, often quicker, too. All of which might leave an earlier iteration without a hope. However, the flipside is that previous models are smaller and rawer, which are negatives if you’re talking about a Corolla, but can be desirable qualities in the rarefied realm of high-performance icons...


Old versus New: Legendary Badges Compared
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Old versus New: Legendary Badges Compared

Would you swap your classic car for the current model? The owners of a 1967 Morris Mini Cooper S, 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi and 1997 Subaru WRX compare their iconic first-generation vehicles with the new models.


Subaru WRX v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance v Renault Megane RS: Track test
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Subaru WRX v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance v Renault Megane RS: Track test

Reigning Renault hot-hatch comes under fire on two fronts, as Subaru and Volkswagen attempt to dethrone it in a straight line and around a racetrack.


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance v Renault Megane RS265
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance v Renault Megane RS265

Rewind two decades and the Subaru WRX was the affordable performance king, its launch immaculately timed with the rise of Playstation rally games and the temporary demise of hot-hatches. By the end of the 1990s the Peugeot 306 GTi had died, while the Volkswagen Golf GTI had become a softie. Not long into the new millenium, though, a hot-hatch reprise was led by a reborn Golf GTI, and the tables turned...


Subaru 2020 strategy focuses on improved vehicle quality, new SUVs
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Subaru 2020 strategy focuses on improved vehicle quality, new SUVs

Subaru will aim to increase vehicle quality rather than dramatically boost sales under parent company Fuji Heavy Industries’ new mid-term management strategy. FHI’s ‘Prominence 2020’ mission statement includes its vision for Subaru as “not big in size, but a high-quality company with distinctive strengths”...


2014 Subaru Forester Review : 2.5i Auto
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Subaru Forester Review : 2.5i Auto

The Subaru Forester has morphed from a lifted, high-clearance wagon to something of a serious off roader in recent years.


Subaru WRX smashes Australian sales record
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Subaru WRX smashes Australian sales record

The Subaru WRX has smashed its monthly sales record, with Australians purchasing 691 of the all-new fourth-generation sports cars in April. The landmark sales result easily surpasses the WRX’s previous 469-unit record that has stood since popularity of the original first-generation model peaked in 1999...


2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks
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2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks

A subtly updated version of the Subaru BRZ is set to arrive in Australia in the coming months after being unveiled in Japan overnight. The introduction of the 2015 Subaru BRZ comes just days after Toyota announced an almost identical list of upgrades for its half of the Japanese sports car partnership, the 86...


2015 Subaru WRX STI Review
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2015 Subaru WRX STI Review

The hottest version of the WRX is cheaper and better than ever before.

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$49,990 to $54,990

Subaru Liberty: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model
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Subaru Liberty: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model

The new-generation Subaru Liberty will only come as a sedan, a senior engineer from the Japanese company has indicated to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show. Masayuki Uchida, senior project general manager of the Subaru Legacy concept, spoke with CarAdvice at the reveal of the new Subaru Outback at the New York show, where he stated the brand’s medium car range will be offered only as a sedan, with wagon duties being taken care of by the new Outback and smaller Levorg model...