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2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Australian launch late 2019 or early 2020

The all-new Subaru Outback promises to go more places packed with more technology – and will be available with turbocharged petrol power for the first time. The sixth-generation model is bigger than before, has a taller ground clearance, better off-road ability, and advanced features to help it handle the daily grind...

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2020 Subaru Outback teased
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2020 Subaru Outback teased

The next-generation Subaru Outback will be unveiled at next week's 2019 New York motor show. Ahead of the car's launch, the company has issued a single teaser shot of the new wagon, although it has yet to provide any details about the car. The new soft-roader wagon will again be based on the latest Liberty sedan, which is known outside of Australia and New Zealand as the Legacy...


New car sales continue to hit the brakes, Holden posts another record low
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New car sales continue to hit the brakes, Holden posts another record low

Our appetite for new-cars continues to wane as years of record sales have given us indigestion — and a range of factors have become roadblocks to treating ourselves to a new vehicle. Economic uncertainty in the lead-up to the Federal election, tighter car loan requirements, and new industry reporting practices that mean only registered cars can be declared as sold, have all contributed to the biggest market slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago...


2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review

You may not look twice at it, and you’re unlikely to give it a second thought. In fact, the Subaru Forester is a touch unremarkable. That’s perfect too – some family cars just need to be family cars, and this one does a really good job of it.


Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ: Second generation confirmed
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Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ: Second generation confirmed

A senior executive at Toyota has confirmed a next-generation version of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will be developed. Matt Harrison, head of marketing for Toyota Europe, has told Autocar the company is intending to develop a second-generation Toyota 86. He said it was safe to assume the next-generation sports coupe will be made in conjunction with Subaru, and use the smaller automaker's flat-four engine...


2019 Subaru Forester scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2019 Subaru Forester scores five-star ANCAP rating

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been awarded top marks by independent crash-testing authority, ANCAP, in the firm's latest round of scoring. "The Forester scored full points for the physical protection of child occupants in both side and frontal impact tests," said James Goodwin, CEO for ANCAP...


2018 Subaru Outback Diesel recalled
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2018 Subaru Outback Diesel recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2018 Outback Diesel, over concerns some vehicles might have been fitted with an incorrect oil pipe. According to the company, affected vehicles are fitted with an oil pipe that's too small on the inside. That could leave the turbo's turbine bearing short of oil, which in turn could make it wear prematurely or seize and fracture...


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


Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline concept revealed
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Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline concept revealed

Subaru has revealed the VIZIV Adrenaline concept at the Geneva motor show this week, which takes the form of a SUV-styled hatchback. The company says the Adrenaline is the first concept vehicle designed under the new 'Bolder' philosophy, which is an evolution of the 'Dynamic x Solid' theme it created in 2014. What that means? We don't really know...


2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i review
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i review

Subaru's ever-popular Forester is all new, even if you blink and miss it. But is there more goodness below the skin in the base 2.5i version to make it a more appealing urban family runabout?


2020 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia - UPDATE
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2020 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE, Feb 13 2019: Subaru Australia now says its "best estimate" for Forester e-Boxer hybrid timing is the last quarter of 2019, potentially November. This is still to be locked in, however. The new model will make its debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Find out Forester reviews here...


2020 Subaru Liberty unveiled
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2020 Subaru Liberty unveiled

The seventh-generation Subaru Legacy — known as the Liberty in Australia and New Zealand — has been unveiled at the 2019 Chicago motor show. Riding on the company's new global platform, the new Liberty/Legacy is said to be significantly stiffer than today's car...


Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated
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Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated

Remember those reports from earlier in the week? The ones pronouncing the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 dead, telling the world there won't be a second generation? Turns out those reports were a little premature. CarScoops, having reached out to Subaru USA, is running the following quote from a Subaru USA spokesperson: "We do not endorse this report coming from Japan’s Best Car,” he said...


Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 successor cancelled - report
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Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 successor cancelled - report

Toyota might be committed to bringing the fun back into its line-up, but that's no guarantee its affordable, rear-wheel drive collaboration with Subaru will make it into a second generation. Reports from Japan have suggested Toyota and Subaru have decided to put a stop to their BRZ and 86 joint venture, with Toyota instead turning focus to the lower-end four-cylinder Supra and rumoured electric MR2...


Subaru resumes production in Japan
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Subaru resumes production in Japan

In a short statement overnight, Subaru has confirmed vehicle production has recommenced at its factories in Japan. The automaker halted production at its Gunma factory on January 16 after discovering a faulty electric steering component was being fitted to Forester, XV and Impreza models...


Detroit motor show: 10 of the worst concepts from history
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Detroit motor show: 10 of the worst concepts from history

The 2019 Detroit motor show didn’t deliver any concepts to send the world recoiling in horror, but its track record hasn’t always been clean. As a counterpoint to some of the best over the last 20 years, we’ve also dug up a few of the less agreeable stars to grace the Detroit stage...


Subaru halts production in Japan over faulty steering part - UPDATED
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Subaru halts production in Japan over faulty steering part - UPDATED

Although the faulty component only affects those three models, Subaru has halted production of the Liberty, Outback, WRX, Levorg, BRZ and Toyota 86 as well because all these vehicles use the same body assembly line. According to the company's initial investigation, cars produced between late December 2018 and January 16 this year were fitted with this faulty component...


2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 unveiled
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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
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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...


Subaru adds five-year warranty
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Subaru adds five-year warranty

And then there were two. Market leader Toyota and fellow Japanese brand Nissan are now the only two in the Top 10 with a below average three-year warranty after Subaru boosted its coverage to five years from January 1, 2019. Subaru introduced its five-year warranty on certain models in December – and had increased its standard three-year coverage during monthly sales promotions in recent years – but the new deal is permanent...