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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...

2019 Subaru Forester revealed

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been unveiled today at the New York motor show, ahead of its Australian debut in September this year. The new model will be powered by a single engine with the turbocharged XT and all manual variants dropped. The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is based on the Japanese company’s new ‘Subaru Global Platform’ (SGP), which also underpins the Impreza and XV...

2019 Subaru Forester teased again

Subaru has teased the new Forester again, ahead of a full reveal at this week's New York motor show. The next generation of Subaru's popular mid-size crossover will be joined by the new-generation Toyota RAV4 and refreshed Hyundai Tucson in the Big Apple, making for a fascinating bottleneck of family haulers on the Jacob J. Kavits Convention Centre...

CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!

We're on location this week from the Melbourne 4x4 Training and Proving Ground for our ute mega test with Mandy Turner, CEO Andrew Beecher, Mike Costello, Curt Dupriez and Kez Casey. In car news, the Volkswagen Golf GTE has been ruled out for Australia, the Subaru Forester has been teased, and Lexus says autonomous cars are dangerous in cities...

2019 Subaru Forester previewed, due in Australia this year

The next-generation 2019 Subaru Forester has been confirmed for the New York motor show later this month, with an official reveal scheduled for March 28. Further details are yet to be released, though the Japanese company did offer a single shadowy teaser image (top) of the new Forester's tail-light – which sports a C-shaped signature in line with the manufacturer's current range...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

2018 Subaru Forester pricing and specs: Same looks, more kit

The 2018 Subaru Forester has arrived on sale, with minor tweaks across a few of the model grades. There are no cosmetic changes to the 2018 model-year version of the Subaru Forester (and thus these are photos of the last model-year update, 2016), with just spec upgrades filtering to the petrol-powered 2.5i-S, turbo-petrol 2.0 XT Premium, and turbo-diesel 2...