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Subaru Impreza WRC Concept

Disregarding all the bad publicity enjoyed by the new Impreza range, Subaru has announced the début of the Subaru World Rally Car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. CarAdvice recently ran a survey asking whether or not our readers would consider buying the new Subaru Impreza, as of today over 700 unique readers have voted, with the results showing a overwhelming 81% dismissing the new Impreza's styling...

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Australian Details

This morning Subaru Australia released the first official image of its Australian spec 2008 Impreza WRX. Subaru Australia also confirmed there will be three naturally aspirated variants alongside the WRX. Although rumours of a Sedan model still revolve around Subaru enthusiast forums, it's now officially confirmed, once again, that all new Impreza models will only be available as a hatchback - for now...

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spied at the Ring

We are all waiting for it, we are all dying for it, we just wish Subaru would take the covers of already and let us the next generation Subaru Impreza WRX STi. The image below has been the most circulated image of the 2008 STi so far. A few days ago, Car Magazine photographers caught the STi testing at Germany's Nurburgring...

Subaru Rebadged As Toyota

For all those that claimed the new Impreza looked remarkably like a Toyota Camry, there may have been more to the story than we thought. It seems Subaru and Toyota are becoming new best friends, much to the despise of many Subaru enthusiasts. Reports from Japan indicate that Subaru are now rebadging their SUV, the Tribeca (the facelifted version arriving soon is pictures below), as a Scion, a Toyota owned U...

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spied? No...

Update: False Alarm. Thanks to Paul for pointing out that our friends at NASOIC had got it wrong. -------------------------- Our friends at the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club (NASIOC), have spotted this mule being tested in the US. The photographer said I tried to follow it for as long as I can but the driver was getting annoyed and sped away...

Subaru Impreza WRX ... Diesel? CVT?

Late last year we reported that Subaru had built the first horizontally opposed diesel engine. Since then work has continued and there are currently no diesel variants of any Subaru models available. However come 2008, Subaru are set to enter the diesel wars. Our North American friends believe a Diesel powered Subaru Legacy (Liberty in Aus) will hit American showrooms next year followed by the Forester and Impreza...

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX & STi News Update

About a week ago we mentioned that Subaru Japan have ditched the WRX badge and have gone with "Turbo S GT" as the model name variant - at the time we had no confirmation from Subaru Australia regarding the name changes here. However, this morning, Subaru Spokesman David Rowley told Car Advice to stop worrying: There was never any intention for the WRX badge to disappear from the Australian market, where the car has a very strong following going back to 1994...

2008 Subaru Impreza TV Ad Filmed In Brisbane

The Streets of Tokyo are no good for the new Subaru Impreza as Subaru recently filmed the first Impreza commercial here in Brisbane. Unfortunately, it is in Japanese, but Brisbane residents would recognize Edward street and the Story bridge. You can find the ad on Subaru Japans website here. Here is the American version:...

Subaru Impreza 'WRX' - no more? Turbo S-GT?

It seems that even Subaru employees are lost as to what Subaru are really up to, we recently had a chat to a few high level Subaru insiders who all admited that the company is taking a massive risk with the new Impreza lineup. However just WHAT are Subaru thinking? Here in Australia Subaru made its name with the WRX, the ultimate bang for your buck car of the 90s undoubtedly revolutionized the market...

New Subaru Impreza WRX STi First Look

Subaru are in trouble, there is no doubt about it, with the enormous negative feedback for the new Impreza still bearing down on Subaru, all hopes now rest with the company's halo car, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Although there are no official photos of the rally champion yet, UK's CarMagazine artists have sketched the image above based on insider info...

Toyota to buy Subaru

Whilst we joked about Subaru hiring Toyota designers to make the new Impreza, now it seems Toyota are looking at acquiring majority share in the bang-for-bucks manufacturer. Toyota currently owns an 8.7-percent minority stake in Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru). However since changes to the Japans antitrust legislation took place early April, there have been some credible rumours of Toyota acquiring majority stake in Subaru...