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Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:09am

Ad of the Day: How Subaru Perfectly Poked Fun at Itself With Its Great Tree-Hugger Ad Laughing at, but also loving, a stereotype

Subaru’s “Memory Lane” ad from Carmichael Lynch, with the hippie grandma teaching her granddaughter to love nature, has been out for more than a month. But it’s still airing, and is one of the more remarkable ads of the year—a spot that manages to both embrace and make fun of the brand’s persistent stereotypes, in a way that’s utterly charming. Read More →

Posted Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:08pm

Subaru’s mad STI Forester is back

Performance SUVs are almost ten-a-penny these days, but did you know Subaru produced one of the originals? Ten years ago Subaru saw fit to pop the 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer four engine from the Impreza STI into its Forester soft-roader, thus creating the Forester STI. Despite being made for the Japanese market, it quickly gained a cult following and many found their way out of the county as personal exports. Read More →

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:28pm

Top Ten Cars of 2014

2015 Subaru Forester, 2015 XV Crosstrek and 2015 Levorg have earned the top Japan safety rating. What is Subaru doing better than other automakers? Subaru is in the news again for having the safest vehicles on the planet. This time it’s the 2015 Subaru Forester, 2015 XV Crosstrek and 2015 Levorg. Subaru’s vehicles are tops in safety and have just received more top safety ratings, this time it’s from the Japan New Car Assessment Program… Read More →

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:36pm

Subaru 2015 Impreza: New Features Aim to Boost Sales

Japanese conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries automobile arm Subaru is enjoying great demand for its cars in the U.S. Models like the Forester, Outback, Legacy, and XV Crosstrek are some of Americans’ favorites. But demand for another popular model — the Impreza — is being tested. Read More →

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:46pm

2015 Subaru WRX Premium – Four Seasons Introduction

The Subaru WRX has long danced on the line between the consumer-friendly Impreza and the gravel-spitting STI. It still dances on that line in its all-new form for 2015, but the WRX has also changed a great deal, which makes this the perfect time to revisit the WRX for a Four Seasons test. Read More →

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:23pm

Lots of oomph Japan’s small-car firms are defying the industry’s get-big-or-die imperative

ONE of the conundrums of the car business is that five smaller Japanese firms continue to prosper alongside three giants, Toyota, Nissan and Honda. In theory, those in the second division—Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Subaru—should long ago have merged with rivals at home or abroad, or fallen by the wayside. Daihatsu is already controlled by Toyota, which has a 51% stake in the firm. They all sell 1m-2m vehicles a year. Sergio Marchionne, boss of… Read More →

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:17pm

Want a 2015 Subaru Outback with EyeSight? For now, you might have to wait. We did.

Like the vast majority of car buyers, we’re impatient. We like to buy cars for the Consumer Reports test fleet right off the dealer’s lot. But sometimes to get what we want, we have to order a car and wait for it to be built and delivered. That was the case for our long-awaited 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, because we wanted one option: EyeSight. Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:15pm

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Enhanced Comfort, Efficiency

Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced the release of the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, offering enhanced efficiency with improved fuel economy as well as the newly available EyeSight advanced driver-assist system. Top to bottom, the 2015 XV Crosstrek debuts improved roof-rail aerodynamics and WRX-style door mirrors for improved all-around visibility on the outside, as well as an updated interior finish with standard rear-view camera, one-touch turn signals, welcome lighting, enhanced gauges and technology improvements across all… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:12pm

Subaru Levorg bags top award from Japanese design organization

The Subaru Levorg has been named the recipient of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion‘s (JDP) 2014 Good Design Award. This is the third straight year Subaru has received the award from the organization, “which reflects JDP’s high praise for the Subaru design that fuses together style and functionality.” In 2012, the award was given to the Impreza and the XV, while the Forester bagged the title in 2013. Read More →

Posted Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:32pm

Review: Subaru WRX Premium

On the final morning of a week blasting around in the new Subaru WRX, we suddenly realised that we had left one aspect of this performance sedan wholly untested: the six-speaker audio system. Read More →