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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

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 Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...

Subaru WRX S4 tS unveiled in Japan, not coming to Australia

The Subaru WRX S4 tS limited edition model has been unveiled in Japan, but unfortunately it's not coming Down Under. Thanks to a low pressure drop air cleaner and a performance muffler, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine now develops 221kW of power at 5600rpm, and 400Nm of torque between 2000 and 4800rpm...

Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...

Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE

UPDATE: In a run early on Monday morning, Mark Higgins bettered his record once more, clocking a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, averaging a speed of 207.15km/h. The team have another run planned for Friday. UPDATE 2: In a video released June 24, 2016, Higgins offers a voice-over commentary of his record-breaking run...

Which should I buy, FWD, RWD or AWD?: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...

2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales

Subaru is celebrating 50,000 Australian sales of its road-going rally car, the WRX, with a special edition appropriately named the WRX Special Edition. Based on the WRX Premium variant, the special edition model gains 18-inch black BBS alloy wheels, along with red accents to the partial leather seats, door trims, air-conditioning dials and on top of the driver’s display...

Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...

2015 Subaru Forester XT and 2015-2016 Subaru WRX recalled for air intake fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall notice for 1941 vehicles from its turbocharged 2015 Forester XT SUV and 2015-16 WRX sports sedan lines. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may have faulty air intake ducts that could develop cracks. In the event that the intake duct cracks, the vehicle's engine could stall, posing a potential hazard to drivers and other road users...

Subaru returns to Rallying

Subaru will return to the Australian Rally Championship this year, more than 10 years after it pulled the plug on its local rally aspirations. Subaru will enter a WRX STI NR4 into the five round championship, with the single-car entry piloted by the world’s top-ranked female rally driver, 27-year-old Australian Molly Taylor...

Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo

The Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition has just been unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. STI's boffins have coaxed more performance out of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine used in the WRX STI. For the S207, power has been increased from 227kW to 241kW, while torque has been raised from 422Nm to 431Nm...