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2021 Subaru WRX Club Spec limited edition due in Australian showrooms

A limited-edition Subaru WRX Club Spec – based on the current generation model – has been revealed, with the manufacturer’s Australian distributor announcing 150 cars will be available nationwide. As with the standard WRX, the vehicle is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged "boxer" engine producing 197kW and 350Nm...

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...

The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide

As Australia braces for a recession, some surprising new cars have bucked the sharp downward sales trend. New-car sales fell by 35.3 per cent in May compared to the same month the previous year, following a shocker in April (down 48.5 per cent). Both represented the biggest declines in at least 30 years...

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...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition unveiled

The Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, with its soon-to-be pensioned off engine, made its debut alongside the far more modern Levorg Prototype at the 2019 Tokyo motor show. Based on the WRX STI Type S, the Final Edition is powered by a EJ20 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot boxer engine tuned to produce 227kW of power and 422Nm of torque...

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...

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...

Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...

2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 unveiled

The limited-edition Subaru WRX STI S209 has made its debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Under the bonnet is a revised version of the company's EJ25 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. With its HKS turbo, the engine now has an estimated 254kW of power...

Subaru WRX STI S209 teased again

Subaru of America has issued another teaser of its new WRX STI S209 limited edition this week, this time showing the vehicle's front grille. Last week the manufacturer published a YouTube clip showing a camouflaged prototype doing rounds at the Virginia International Raceway in the States, sporting some noticeable changes compared to the 'standard' WRX STI...