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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above)...

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...

2018-19 Subaru Impreza recalled

Subaru Australia has become the second brand to recall cars because of improperly-tempered rear window glass, launching a recall for the 2018-19 Impreza. The campaign follows in the footsteps of one announced by Toyota earlier this week. According to Subaru, the left-hand rear door window may have been inadequately tempered because of an incorrect cooling process during manufacture...

Toyota steps up electric car development with 10 available by 'early 2020s'

In a speech, Shigeki Terashi, Toyota's powertrain chief, outlined the company's revised electric vehicle plans. As part of its new accelerated timeline, the company is now planning to launch 10 EVs into global markets by the "early 2020s". Late last week, Toyota and Subaru confirmed they would jointly develop a new EV architecture...

Toyota and Subaru to develop joint electric car platform

Toyota and Subaru will jointly develop a new electric vehicle platform suitable for mid-sized and large passenger cars, including sedans and crossovers. In addition to this, the two Japanese automakers will also use the new EV architecture to develop a new c-segment crossover together, with each brand selling a version of this vehicle...

CarAdvice podcast 155: 2019 Subaru Outback v Forester!

This week you're joined by Scott Collie, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale has been unveiled, the 2019 Volvo S60 and V60 have been priced, Jaguar Land Rover says a Coalition election win was the 'best result we could have hoped for', and the Jeep Wrangler has received a one-star ANCAP safety rating...

2019 Subaru Levorg gets 2.0L atmo four in the UK

Subaru UK has updated the Levorg wagon with revised styling, more safety equipment, and a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine. Compared to the model it replaces, the single-trim Levorg 2.0i GT gets a revised front bumper, 'sharper' grille, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog-lights, and new 18-inch alloy wheels. Under the bonnet, the British arm has ditched the previous 1...

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 Outback unveiled: Australian launch late 2019 or early 2020

The all-new Subaru Outback promises to go more places packed with more technology – and will be available with turbocharged petrol power for the first time. The sixth-generation model is bigger than before, has a taller ground clearance, better off-road ability, and advanced features to help it handle the daily grind...

2020 Subaru Outback teased

The next-generation Subaru Outback will be unveiled at next week's 2019 New York motor show. Ahead of the car's launch, the company has issued a single teaser shot of the new wagon, although it has yet to provide any details about the car. The new soft-roader wagon will again be based on the latest Liberty sedan, which is known outside of Australia and New Zealand as the Legacy...

Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ: Second generation confirmed

A senior executive at Toyota has confirmed a next-generation version of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will be developed. Matt Harrison, head of marketing for Toyota Europe, has told Autocar the company is intending to develop a second-generation Toyota 86. He said it was safe to assume the next-generation sports coupe will be made in conjunction with Subaru, and use the smaller automaker's flat-four engine...