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Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled

The Subaru Ascent concept, heralded last year by the Viziv-7 show car, has debuted at this week's New York motor show. Previewing the long-expected replacement for the Tribeca crossover, the Ascent concept is 5050mm long, 1989mm wide, 1839mm tall, and rides on a 2972mm wheelbase...

Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet

There’s a slim chance the new-generation Subaru Ascent SUV – the Japanese brand’s biggest-ever model and long-awaited successor to the Tribeca – may be offered in right-hand drive. Ascent is the name the brand's US arm has chosen for its new SUV model, presaged by the Viziv-7 concept, a show-car measuring 5199 millimetres long, 2030mm wide and 1878mm tall...

Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...

2018 Subaru Outback facelift unveiled in the US

A facelift for the Subaru Outback wagon has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut next week at the New York motor show. The revised raised-height Outback wagon has gained a similar suite of revisions as were bestowed on the Liberty/Legacy sedan just a few months ago...

Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...

CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

2017 Subaru XV crossover revealed

The new-generation Subaru XV small crossover has been revealed in Geneva ahead of its Australian launch around the middle of 2017. Subaru's new XV is obviously based on the latest Impreza hatch, and thus sports almost entirely new parts over its predecessor, including the company's new modular platform. However, the signature design remains...

2017 Subaru Impreza recalled for rear-view camera fix

Subaru has issued a recall for 4312 of its 2017 model-year Impreza line over concerns the rear-view camera may freeze. The Japanese manufacturer reports the camera's display on the infotainment screen may freeze when the vehicle is in reverse. If the condition occurs, Subaru says it may create an "unsafe situation" by not "representing the true nature of the conditions behind the vehicle", posing a risk to other road users and pedestrians...

Subaru Brumby leaving the River Cottage in the name of charity

A special 1993 Subaru Brumby will be auctioned off at the end of February to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales. The ute, which co-starred on popular TV Series River Cottage Australia, has been used by host Paul West and his family in several seasons of the foodie-themed show as a workhorse on the rural Southern NSW property...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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 XV leaked in Japanese media

The next-generation 2017 Subaru XV has been leaked in the Japanese press ahead of its world debut at the Geneva motor show next month. While the company hasn't confirmed whether these images are real, they were reportedly lifted from a Japanese magazine. In its home market, the new XV is said to offer two powertrain options; a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2...