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Volkswagen takes a swipe at Subaru drivers in new ID.4 commercial

Volkswagen has delivered a playful dig at Subaru in a new ad for its ID.4 electric SUV by subtly implying that Subaru owners may not be so deserving of their 'green' image. The ad, currently airing in North America, features a family that's recently purchased an ID.4, and follows each family member as they detail how their lives have changed for the better since owning the car...

VFACTS: Subaru Outback topples Isuzu MU-X as both set segment records

Recreational off-road wagons continue to set sales records as an increasing number of Australians plan to holiday at home in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and amid international travel restrictions...

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness has been unveiled in the US, with an Australian launch yet to be confirmed – though the rugged model remains the local arm's wishlist. The first model under Subaru's new Wilderness sub-brand – also expected to spawn Forester and XV Wilderness in the coming years – the Outback Wilderness aims to inject a dose of off-road capability into the brand's high-riding wagon...

2021 Subaru Outback recalled again over pre-collision braking fault

Subaru Australia has issued a second recall for 1982 examples of its 2021 Outback, citing a fault with the vehicle's pre-collision braking system that may see it activate unexpectedly. It marks the second recall announcement in one day for Subaru's new-generation large SUV, following a recall notice pertaining to the model's electronic brake booster appearing on the ACCC website only hours prior...

2021 Subaru Outback recalled over brake booster fault – UPDATE

UPDATE, 24 March 2021: Subaru Australia has now issued a second recall notice for the 2021 Subaru Outback. The second recall affects 1982 examples of the new-generation large SUV and pertains to a fault with the car's pre-collision braking system. The issue prompted the car maker's Japanese factory to issue a "stop delivery" notice to Australia Subaru dealers...

2021 Subaru Outback: Australian deliveries halted over unknown issue – UPDATE

UPDATE, 29 MARCH 2021: Subaru Australia has now issued a recall for 1982 examples of its 2021 Outback, citing a fault with the vehicle's pre-collision braking system that may see it activate unexpectedly. The issue is the same one that caused the company's factory in Japan to issue a "stop-delivery" notice for the car...

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...

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)...

2021 Subaru Outback: Australian launch confirmed for March

The 2021 Subaru Outback is locked in for a March arrival in Australia, the Japanese company has confirmed today. Only three months after it was announced the Liberty would be leaving our market, Subaru has committed to the sixth-generation Outback – first unveiled in April 2019 – confirming the model will be produced in a specification unique to the Australian market While Australian-market details of the upcoming Outback are limited, Subaru has said all variants of the high-riding wagon will be powered by the brand's horizontally-opposed 2...

Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...