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.
There are many fantastic roads around Sydney, you just need to battle your way out of the city first.
Once you're free of the snarl, a day trip is well worth the effort, and I'll take any excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle to soak up the amazing scenery and explore more of the many towns that lie within a few hours of home...
Back in the late 90’s there was one car that could do it all, and everyone, including me, wanted one.
The Subaru WRX – it was an affordable, turbo charged, all-wheel-drive, road-going rally weapon then and you know what, it still is...
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The all-new Subaru Impreza has been previewed in concept form at the Tokyo motor show.
Though recent history would suggest the concept’s sharp lines will be softened dramatically in the transition to production, Subaru is adamant that the styling of 5-Door is faithful to the next-generation small car and that the design will also translate to sedan form...
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The Subaru Viziv Future concept made its international debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show, taking centre stage on the Japanese brand’s large display.
The mid-sized SUV concept is the latest in Subaru’s ongoing Viziv family of design concepts, and is believed to give us our best look yet at the brand’s vision for its next-generation Forester...
The sixth generation Subaru Liberty is better looking and more feature packed than before.
The nameplate had become a little uninspiring in its previous incarnation, the Liberty is back.
What a change from the previous generation – it’s not as boxy looking, with more sophisticated, European inspired lines.
This is the top-of-the-line Liberty 3...
The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...
The Skoda Octavia Scout arrived in March aiming to steal a slice of the all-terrain, all-wheel-drive premium wagon pie from Subaru Outback. A niche pie that the Outback has and continues to own in Australia, as demonstrated by recent record-breaking sales - despite the less-than-threatening opposition presented by rivals such as, well, Skoda’s own Superb 4x4 Outdoor...
A next-generation preview of the Subaru XV crossover will debut at next month’s Geneva motor show, the Japanese car maker has confirmed today.
Little else has been revealed about the new concept’s coming, although a shadowy teaser image that accompanied the announcement offers a hint of what we can expect from the show car’s look...
A recall notice has been issued in Australia this week for the now retired Subaru Tribeca SUV, over concerns that its bonnet could open while driving.
Affecting 9208 facelifted examples sold between 2007 and 2014, the fault centres on the bonnet latch, which may have suffered from corrosion or lubricant congealing...
The 2016 Subaru XV is on sale now, bringing with it a number of changes over the already enhanced 2015 version.
The 2016 Subaru XV small SUV gains new alloy wheel designs, a new front bumper with chrome-edged highlights, a new-look grille and revised headlight inlays and fresh LED rear light clusters...
Medium/large cars coming in 2016
Mainstream medium/large cars
Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1
Skoda Superb – Q1
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1
Subaru Levorg – mid 2016
Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017
Luxury medium/large cars
Audi A4 sedan – February
Audi A4 Avant – March/April
Infiniti Q70 update – February
Jaguar XF – February
Lexus GS F – February
BMW 750i/750iL – March
Jaguar XJ – March
BMW 330e – May
BMW M4 GTS – June
Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2
Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half
Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3
Infiniti Q60 – Q4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4
Volvo S90 – Q4
BMW 3 Series GT update – second half
BMW 4 Series update – second half
Infiniti Q50 update – second half
Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...
I have owned my new 2015 Subaru Liberty top of the range 3.6R for over half year now.
Overall a very good family sedan with big power and all wheel drive system, in which gives me and my wife more confidence on the road. This car comes with loads of features for $45,000 drive away, such as Eye-sight technology, Adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system and lane keeping assist, reversing camera, etc...
The year 1991 has special meaning to me. It was both the year I was born, and the year my current car was manufactured. In our 24 years of existence, we have been beside each other the whole way.
The car in question is a white Subaru Liberty GX station-wagon. The GX occupied the middle space between the poverty-spec LX model and the more luxurious Heritage...
What is not to like in a Spec B GT, not much at all?
No, I don't want a car that parks itself, makes a latte' or has a video camera stuck up its exhaust pipe!
I want a car that sticks to the road, that is great in the rain, the dark or the sunshine and the Liberty Spec B GT is all that and a tad more...
This is a great car in every respect except the sat Nav. I'm on the road every day for work often going places I've never been before, needing to give people ETAs, trying to avoid traffic jams and accidents.
All wonderful things that my old sit on the dashboard sat Nav could do and so can the Subaru built in with one key, fundamental, blindingly obvious, or in this case deafeningly obvious difference...