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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...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...

Toyota, Subaru joining forces for new BRZ/86 - report

Fans of rear-drive sports cars rejoice... maybe. If reports out of Japan are to be believed, a new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 pair is on the way with more power, more technology and sharper handling. A report quoting unnamed sources in the Japan Times says the second-generation sports car collaboration is set for a 2021 debut...

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 Forester and XV hybrid destined for Australia

Subaru will bring the upcoming XV and Forester hybrid to the Australian market to meet the growing – yet still small - demand for alternative powertrains, as it begins the necessary steps to its electric future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the New York motor show, local Subaru boss, Colin Christie, said hybrids remain a small portion of the Australian market, but demand is growing and Subaru needs to address that...

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...