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Posted Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:54pm

What made the Subaru Impreza WRX 22B so iconic

The Subaru Impreza peaked early. The nameplate enjoys a 28-year heritage, but reached its zenith a mere six years into its life cycle with the iconic WRX STi 22B. Subaru has built quicker models since but none has ever been so perfectly redolent of a moment as this slice of box-arch exotica. A celebration of the company’s third rally world championship in a row, the 22B was, by any conventional product planning logic, a bit… Read More →

Posted Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:09pm

5 things I learned driving the 2020 Subaru Forester — through a farmer’s back 40

  I recently had a refresher course in all things Subaru. And, just like their cars, the company does things a little different. So, instead of driving my 2020 Forester on some nice and dry, twisty roads in a completely controlled, almost hermetic experience, I spent the day beating it along some woody trails that would challenge a true SUV. This is what I found out. Read More… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:40pm

Behind-the-scenes-on-the-wrc-80kmh-rodeo

It’s the middle of Betws-y-Coed late on a Wednesday morning of Rally GB week and Sebastien Ogier is waiting patiently in traffic. Curiously, the six-time World Rally champion is moving through this most beautiful of Welsh towns totally unmolested. Nobody’s given him or his motor a second glance. Let’s face it, in this rally friendly part of the world, there’s nothing enormously unusual about a bloke wearing a Citroen T-shirt driving a dirty-white Subaru WRX… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:25pm

Subaru Impreza P1: Spotted

Who doesn’t love Prodrive’s version of a two-door Impreza? Especially one driven from a time machine… There’s a Subaru Impreza P1 listed on the PH Classifieds with just one owner in its logbook and 4,786 miles on the clock. Seriously. For those not currently scrabbling to pick their jaws off the floor, let us quickly remind you why the two-door model still makes PH go all giddy. Not only does the P1 hail from an… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:16pm

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record July Sales

Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 59,426 vehicle sales for July 2018, a 6.7 percent increase over July 2017, and the best July in the history of the company. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 382,286 vehicles, a 6 percent gain over the same period in 2017. July marked the 53rd consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Crosstrek and Ascent sales were notably strong as each model achieved its best July… Read More →

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:28pm

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is the company’s first plug-in

The Subaru Crosstrek is a fine vehicle, with its competent all-wheel-drive system and generous cargo capacity, but for those Subaru fans who own stock in Birkenstock and eat nothing but granola, its purely internal combustion engine is an affront to all that is decent. Thankfully, Subaru understands this part of its demographic and is ready to pull the sheet off of its first-ever plug-in hybrid and resurrect the Crosstrek Hybrid nameplate. Read More →

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:01am

Subaru Forester Is First Mainstream Model To Offer Facial Recognition Technology

The all-new Subaru Forester knows who you are. As the first mainstream model to employ facial recognition technology, the Forester cannot only detect driver fatigue but can distinguish between drivers and automatically adjust the seat and mirrors. And this device won’t break the bank. Other models like the Lexus LC that offer this device start at over $70,000 whereas the Forester has priced it at under $40,000. Recently revealed at the New York International Auto… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:47pm

SUBARU ASCENT SUV CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2017 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

SUBARU ASCENT SUV CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2017 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW • Subaru confirms future 3-row SUV will be named Subaru Ascent • The Ascent will be powered by an all-new turbocharged DI Boxer Engine • Ascent SUV Concept showcases 7 passenger interior NEW YORK, Apr 12, 2017 – Subaru of America, Inc., which this month posted its 64th consecutive month of record-breaking sales, today made the world debut of the… Read More →

Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

Why You Should Buy the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Scott’s Comments: Though I like this headline the best, “The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Will Lay Waste To Volkswagen; The Germans Are Drowning In Tears; Subaru Dealers Are Already Gold-Plating Their Toilets” , here are a couple of pretty good previews to the 2018 Crosstrek that was introduced in Geneva. Outside Magazine’s And a nifty little guide to the difference between 4WD and AWD: 4WD vs. AWD: What’s the Difference? Consumer Reports’ Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:07pm

Self-Driving Cars: Driving Into the Future

Scott’s Comments: How far away are self driving cars? Good question. This article by Consumer Reports gives a pretty comprehensive overview of where we are at and the challenges that still exist. For example.. “Researchers scan for weird incidents among the millions of test-car miles. This has yielded oddities, such as the Google car that stopped cold while a woman in an electric wheelchair did circles in the road ahead. She was chasing a duck… Read More →