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Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester

Despite dropping turbocharged petrol and diesel options from the 2019 Forester, Subaru won't rule out the return of a performance variant of its new-gen SUV in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss Colin Christie said that while a hot Forester isn't available at the moment, it's not a firm no for the future...

2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia

Subaru Australia began its process wish list of Forester changes almost four years ago, and placed a unique ride and handling tune for our market firmly at the top. We're sure not every wish gets granted, but this one was. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, confirmed Australia is integral for global specification requirements and local testing...

2019 Subaru Forester pricing and specs

Subaru Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 Forester line-up, which kicks off from $33,490 before on-road costs. The fifth-generation Forester is headlined by a heavily-revised engine and transmission, enhanced driver assistance technologies, new infotainment systems, more interior space, and – of course – a new look inside and out...

CarAdvice podcast 110: They see us rollin', they listenin'...

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens are recording the podcast in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S400d L while driving around Melbourne! In car news, pricing and specs have been announced for the 2019 Renault Megane RS, Tesla has reached its 5000 Model 3 per-week goal, and Kay Hart has been announced as Ford Australia CEO...

2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia

Subaru Australia should launch its first petrol-electric hybrid vehicles before the end of next year, with first cab off the rank almost certain to be the new-generation Forester 'e-Boxer' mid-sized SUV, closely followed by a hybridised version of the smaller XV crossover. This timeline means the hybrid launch will come a little more than a year after the 'regular' new-generation Forester with its revised 2...

Subaru Forester turbo axed, company concedes buyer concerns

Subaru Australia’s importer admits there are some buyers “concerned” at the lack of a higher-performance turbocharged petrol engine in the company’s new Forester. It’s not news, but the overhauled new-generation version of what has long been Subaru’s top-seller here will come with one engine only at launch: a 2...

2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...

Subaru EyeSight likely to become standard across range

EyeSight is close to becoming standard kit across the entire Subaru range, as the brand moves to further establish its safety credentials in the competitive Australian market. EyeSight is Subaru’s suite of active safety technologies, and includes autonomous-emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and sway warning and pre-collision braking...

Subaru considering longer warranty, expects consistent growth

Subaru Australia says it is considering extending its warranty period, as it seeks to continue growing its market share in what the company believes will be a slightly flat market over the coming years. Subaru’s local performance is first rate, to the point where Australia commands the largest market share of any global market for the brand...

CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It's a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester...

Subaru: Others ‘rushing’ autonomous systems to market

Subaru says it will play the autonomous driving game the smart way and wait for the technology to mature further before it applies it to its own vehicles – unlike other manufacturers that may be too hasty with their approach, at the cost of customer safety...