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Sport Sedan Shootout

2008 Sport Sedan Shootout BMW 135i vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution TC-SST vs. Subaru Impreza WRX-STi spec R vs. Volkswagen Golf R32 4MOTION Models Tested: BMW E87 135i coupe 3.0-litre, manual - $72,230 Mitsubishi CJ Lancer Evolution sedan 2.0-litre, dual-clutch sequential manual - $64,490 Subaru Impreza WRX STi-R hatch 2...

2009 Subaru Liberty & Outback specification upgrade

In addition to standard electronic stability control being standard on every Subaru Liberty and Outback, the Japanese company has announced minor specification changes for the Model Year 2009 Liberty and Outback models. Satellite navigation, previously a rather expensive option at $3,000, is now standard equipment on several variants, including Liberty 2...

Subaru gets stability control across the range

In another step in the right direction, Japanese manufacturer Subaru has today announced that its entire Australian range is now equipped with standard stability control. The technology which has been shown by independent research to reduce the likelyhood of accidents...

Toyota-Subaru FR sports coupe cost concerns

The joint-venture between Toyota and Subaru to create an affordable sports coupe has hit a snag with engineers apparently having issues in developing the car toward its modest price tag.   Together with a few renderings based upon insider speculation, Japan's Best Car magazine has reported that cost cutting is proving to be a problem for Toyota's compact rear-driven sports coupe...

Subaru Forester wins US Sport Utility of the Year

It's that time of year when the COTY awards start to flood in, and here's one of the first. Subaru Forester has been named 2009 Sport Utility of the Year by our good friends at American automotive publication, Motor Trend. The award was given based on exhaustive testing by the magazine's editorial staff who based the decision on Forester's performance on and off road, via track testing and such carefully considered essentials as driving performance, safety and features...

2009 Subaru WRX Sedan & Hatch

Subaru's new 2009 Impreza WRX has made its inaugural appearance at AIMS. Boasting 26kw more power and 23Nm more torque, the 2009 WRX also features uprgraded suspension and better fuel efficiency than the existing 2008 (hatch) model. Model Year 2009 Impreza WRX sedan and hatch will be available by early December with a larger turbocharger and increased boost, plus the options of leather trim with sunroof, and satellite navigation...

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Following the launch of the Impreza R, RX and RS sedans, Subaru will launch the WRX variant of the popular model at the Sydney motor show next week. With the current turbocharged WRX hatch gathering attention of a different kind, with some Subaru fans still not satisfied, the sedan could be a step in the right direciton...

Subaru & Toyota join the electric-car race

Yesterday we were talking about Toyota's concern about the new Chevrolet Volt, but news from Japan today has revealed that the big T and partner company Subaru have announced plans to join the electric vehicle race. Toyota, which owns a significant share in Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru's owner, has for the first time confirmed plans for its own battery-powered-only car to be released in the early 2010s...

2008 Subaru Impreza sedan launched

The controversial new generation Impreza has returned for 2008 with a more recognisable profile. Subaru has now officially released the sedan variant of its all-wheel drive Impreza range - carrying a price tag identical to that of the equivalent model hatch.   Buyers of the Impreza R, RX and RS variants now have the option between either a hatch or sedan without having to take into consideration any price premium...

Subaru Boxer Diesel Forester and Impreza unveiled in Paris

- Anthony Crawford Forester sales in Australia are going through the roof. August 2008 sales of the ever-popular compact SUV pulverised every competitor in the class. Even Toyota’s super successful RAV4 took a hiding with just 922 units sold against Forester’s 1,534 sales. Subaru Australia would be over the moon as they held a 23...

Subaru parade honours McRae legend

Update: Aerial image added. In honour of the late great Colin McRae, a convoy of almost 1,100 Subaru's stretching for more than 30kms has completed a landmark drive from McRae's home town Lanarkshire to Prodrive in Banbury.   The convoy was led by Jimmy McRae driving one of Colin's original 1996 Impreza 555 rally cars; with the event raising over $50,000 for the McRae family’s officially nominated charities...