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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Subaru Liberty axed from Australian line-up, Outback safe

We now have an answer for the handful of readers who have asked us, repeatedly, when the new-generation 2021 Subaru Liberty would go on sale in Australia: it won't. In a release issued today, the Japanese company's local distributor confirmed the Liberty badge (known as Legacy overseas) will exit the Australian market when the current model ends its production run for our region...

Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...

Subaru recalls several models for ignition switch fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for a number of older-generation models to replace potentially faulty ignition switches installed between 17 February 2017 and 14 April 2019. According to the Japanese brand, vehicles fitted with the affected component could have “imperfections” in the switch’s ball springs, which could see the key position switch from ON to ACC position while the vehicle is in motion...

Subaru recalls various models over like-for-like Takata airbags

Subaru Australia has recalled several model lines over Takata airbags, including older-generation versions of the Impreza, Forester, Liberty and Outback. Affected vehicles have been subject to previous recalls involving like-for-like replacement airbags as part of the ongoing Takata campaign, with the new ones not at risk of the well-documented fault...

2020 Subaru Liberty unveiled

The seventh-generation Subaru Legacy — known as the Liberty in Australia and New Zealand — has been unveiled at the 2019 Chicago motor show. Riding on the company's new global platform, the new Liberty/Legacy is said to be significantly stiffer than today's car...

2018 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Liberty and Outback over concerns vehicles may not display the correct driving range. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected models could feature a programming error in the Combination Meter Display (CMD), which could cause the driving range indicator to display an inaccurate reading for the distance before refuelling...

2010-14 Subaru Outback, Liberty recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2010-2014 Outback and Liberty, over concerns about their electric parking brakes. According to the company, if the parking brake circuit board fractures a warning light will illuminate and the brake can't be applied or released. That puts the cars in breach of Australian Design Rules (ADR) for motor vehicles...

Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2004-2009 Impreza and 2008-2010 Liberty/Outback over concerns about the fuel pump wiring harness. According to the company, the wiring harness connector on affected vehicles can deteriorate over time. That could stop the fuel pump operating correctly, potentially extending the time taken to crank the engine on startup, causing the car not to start or stall...

CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

2018 Subaru Liberty pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2018 Subaru Liberty, which maintains its $30,240 starting price despite sharper looks and more technology. From the outside, you'll be able to distinguish the MY18 Liberty from current models by looking for the revised grille and bumper, new wing mirrors and fresh alloy wheel designs...