Subaru News

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:20am

Ken Block Passes The Gymkhana Torch To Travis Pastrana

The tenth Gymkhana film was released a bit over a year ago to great fanfare. Ken Block has been releasing these automotive shenanigans videos since 2008’s iconic Gymkhana Practice was uploaded to YouTube. That original video has over 16 million views and it knocked me square on my ass when I first saw it. After having done pretty much everything in a car in pretty much every locale you could want to all over the world, Ken… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:08am

A 260,000-Mile Subaru Fueled by Hope: The Fear of Failure

Turning the key has become an act of faith. As the engine grumbles to life on this fine southwest Colorado morning, the yellow check-engine light comes on, as it has every day for the past four years, and the same questions swirl in my mind. Is this the day that tiny head-gasket leak turns into a gusher? Is this the day the catalytic converter chokes closed for good? Is this the day that one speck… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:07am

The Hidden Truth Behind The Subaru WRX STi

Subaru has been around for a long while. They actually started building and selling cars in the 1950s. Back then, their products were very small, very low horsepower, and one was nicknamed the Ladybug. Those cars were known for being very popular and they built a strong basis for the brand. They began using all-wheel-drive in 1961 and it proved to be a major selling point that they still bank on today. As the company… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:38pm

Subaru virus shutdown results in production loss of 150,000 vehicles

Subaru Corp.’s suspension in Japan and the United States in April due to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an output loss of 150,000 vehicles, equivalent to around 15 percent of its annual global sales. The carmaker expects the impact to get worse as it plans to extend the halt of night shifts at a domestic plant to June 19 from the initially scheduled May 31. Read More →

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:36pm

Subaru braces for coronavirus impact after full-year profit rises

Subaru Corp on Monday posted a 15.7% rise in annual operating profit in the year that ended in March as it recovered from a raft of product recalls last year, but warned that sales of its cars would take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak. Profit rose to 210.3 billion yen ($1.96 billion) for the year just ended, from 181.7 billion yen a year earlier under international financial reporting standards. It exceeded a consensus estimate… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:10pm

The New-Generation Subaru Crosstrek Is One Of Only 10 Models To Avoid A Sales Collapse

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the third best selling model in the U.S. and it’s even hotter in Canada. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the auto industry, Crosstrek was Subaru’s best selling model in the all-wheel-drive lineup. It’s better than the popular Forester compact or Outback wagon. A report from says it was only one of ten vehicles to avoid the sales collapse. When most other vehicles went into the negative for the first… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:08pm

This All-Wheel-Drive Subaru Impreza Wagon Has No Trouble Getting Sideways

Subarus aren’t exactly the first cars we think of when it comes to drift missiles, but we’ve seen it done before. The logical thing to do, as we’ve seen in the past, is convert them to rear-wheel drive before taking them on the track to slide. This Impreza wagon is a bit different. The owner of this GF8-generation Impreza WRX decided to retain the car’s stock AWD setup for drifting. He’s installed a handbrake to… Read More →

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:07pm

Boxing clever: Subaru New Zealand’s electrifying new models

Subaru New Zealand is set to launch its first electrified models in New Zealand, with “e-Boxer” demonstrator versions of the XV and Forester SUVs at dealerships from June – although those keen to buy will have to wait a little longer for their cars. The petrol-electric powertrain in both models is identical: a 2.0-litre horizontally opposed combustion engine linked via a “motor assist” system to a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Read More →

Posted Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:45pm

Ever Heard The Term “Homologation Special?” This Is What It Means

How many times have you heard the saying “racecar for the road?” It’s usually just that—a saying—because racing cars are so much faster and more focused than cars certified for street use. Even hypercars such as the McLaren Senna won’t quite stack up against something like the ostensibly “lesser” 650S GT3. But some streetable metal is at least race bred—or, more accurately, bred to race, and you can thank the homologation clause in certain racing… Read More →