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2021 Subaru Outback: All-new model will revive struggling nameplate, company claims

Subaru Australia says the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback has the technology and market appeal to reverse the nameplate’s long-term sales decline, according to the brand’s general manager Blair Read. Speaking to CarAdvice following the arrival of the new model, Mr Read said: “We see great opportunity [with the new 2021 Subaru Outback], and we see it becoming basically the flagship of the range...

2021 Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition on wish list for Australia 

A more rugged version of the 2021 Subaru Outback – called the Wilderness Edition – is about to go on sale in the US and is on the wish list for Australia. While the new-generation Subaru Outback has only just arrived in local showrooms, the model has been on sale in the US for a year and the company has already started to expand into limited-edition variants...

2022 Subaru WRX due in Australian showrooms this year

The new Subaru WRX performance sedan is now due in Australian showrooms by the end of this year, rather than early 2022 as originally forecast. “While it’s not confirmed we are hopeful of seeing the new Subaru WRX here by the end of this year, pending any unforeseen production delays,” said a Subaru Australia representative...

2021 Subaru Outback price and specs – UPDATE: Official Australian launch

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback have been officially released, with the high-riding wagon picking up some significant new tech and features. The new-generation model is the first Outback built on Subaru's modular Global Platform, which will ultimately underpin the brand’s entire range (barring the BRZ sports car, which is built in collaboration with Toyota)...

Toyota and Subaru co-developed hot hatch could launch next year – report

Toyota and Subaru are one step closer to launching a co-developed all-wheel-drive hot hatch, according to a new report from Japanese automotive publication BestCarWeb. The report suggests the car will be roughly the same size as the existing Impreza hatch, and will feature a horizontally-opposed engine with a symmetrical all-wheel drive layout...

2022 Subaru WRX: Australian launch due first quarter of 2022

The next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX looks set to reach Australian showrooms around this time next year. CarAdvice understands the fifth generation of Subaru’s rally-inspired performance icon will go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2022 – a number of months after it was initially rumoured to touch down locally, thanks to pandemic-related delays but just six months after it’s expected to hit Japanese showrooms, in August...

2022 Subaru BRZ patented in Australia as local launch draws closer

Patent filings for the 2022 Subaru BRZ have been published in Australia, as the latest checkpoint along the second-generation Subaru sports coupe's road to Australian showrooms. Design patents filed with Australian intellectual property officials reveal little not shown off at the BRZ's global unveiling in November 2020: an evolutionary step over the outgoing model in the design department, with new front and rear fascias, more sculpted side skirts and wheel arches, and overhauled lighting signatures...

The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide – the follow-up

In June, we highlighted four model lines that were continuing to perform despite the market downturn. Since that piece went live, the market has ebbed and flowed. Whilst some segments were stimulated by tax incentives, others were held back by stock shortages, production issues, and delayed new product launches. As of the end of year, it has begun to show signs of recovery...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

2021 Subaru BRZ GT300 race car revealed for Japan's Super GT series

The recently-revealed 2022 Subaru BRZ will go racing. Subaru's motorsport division has unveiled the BRZ GT300, a track-honed, high-downforce version of the second-generation sports car, designed to compete in the lower-rung GT300 class of Japan's Super GT sports car racing series...

2021 Subaru new cars

Subaru has struggled in 2020, falling by more than 20 per cent. The industry as a whole on average has receded around 15 per cent. The main reason for the brand's decline is aging product. 2021 could change its fortunes, however. Subaru is set to launch its all-new Outback, new BRZ sports car and new Levorg performance wagon all in 2021...