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Want to be Colin McRae? Now you can try, with Prodrive Legends

Fancy yourself as a World Rally Championship driver but just never had the right equipment? Now's your chance to get found out – or be discovered as the next hidden talent. Championship-winning motorsport outfit Prodrive has announced it will launch 'Prodrive Legends', an authentication, restoration and support program for race and rally cars that were originally constructed by the UK firm...

Next-generation Toyota 86 due in showrooms 2021

The new Toyota 86 sports car will go on sale next year, according to a photo of a dealer presentation that has been leaked on the GR86.org forum. The photo shows a series of upcoming models including the next generation Toyota Tundra pick-up and an all-new compact SUV likely to slot beneath the Toyota C-HR...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

'Sporty' Subaru Forester bound for Australia

But don't expect any funky business under the bonnet.

Subaru XV, Forester hybrids sold out until May

Subaru Australia's new range of hybrid SUVs has hit the ground running, with their initial allocations of Forester and XV SUVs selling out until May 2020. Subaru has received over 4000 registrations of interest for its new hybrid SUVs, which are now going out to customers and dealerships around Australia...

2020 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs

Subaru has revealed pricing and specification for its 2020 Impreza, set for local delivery in early 2020. Subaru will offer the 2020 Impreza in four trims: 2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0i Premium and 2.0i-S. All variants are available in sedan and hatch bodies. Pricing will start at $23,740 for a 2.0i sedan, with the top-spec 2...

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid, XV Hybrid on sale in Australia

Subaru has confirmed final powertrain specifications and details on its new XV and Forester hybrid variants, each model marking a first for the brand in Australia. Keen buyers should note, however, that the range is now already sold out until May. Details here. Both the (small) XV and (mid-sized) Forester SUVs employ the same hybrid drivetrain...

2021 Subaru WRX STI to pack almost 300kW - report

Sources close to Subaru have claimed that the next generation of its flagship WRX STI will offer 298kW and 489Nm, as reported by Forbes. The 2021 WRX STI will reportedly utilise a 2.4-litre flat-four FA24 engine – the newest addition to the FA engine family which was originally co-developed by Subaru and Toyota for use in the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86...

2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault

Subaru has recalled the 2019 XV to fix a problem with the locking mechanism in the rear seatbelts. According to the company, one of the two locking mechanisms in the rear seatbelts mightn't lock the belt as designed. If one of the locking mechanisms doesn't work as intended, rear passengers might not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing their risk of injury or death...

Subaru plans shift to an all-electric line-up by mid-2030s

Subaru claims it will shift to an all-electric line-up of cars by the middle of next decade – but initial reports out of Japan are unclear whether or not this includes petrol-electric hybrids or a complete switch to purely electric cars...

Subaru issues apology over rudely-named Forester concept car

Subaru of America has issued an apology to its dealerships across North America after a special edition Forester with a rude name was revealed at the 2020 Singapore motor show this month. American publisher, The Drive, acquired a Subaru letter sent to dealers last Friday stating the car, named Forester Ultimate Customised Kit Special, was an “unfortunate situation” and that “Subaru of America Inc and Subaru Corporation had nothing to do with this...