Subaru News

Posted Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:32pm

Subaru workers back at plant; Analysts assess microchip disruption

Workers at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette are back on the job this week, following a two-week furlough, stemming from a global shortage of semiconductors. The company suspended production last month because of an interruption in the supply of certain parts that rely on microchips, a problem the entire auto industry is facing. SIA says semitrailers full of parts arrive at the plant about every 24 minutes, and many of those parts… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:03pm

Subaru Forester Could Finally Get The Turbo It Deserves

It would help the Forester get closer to its quicker rivals. We like a lot of things about the tough Subaru Forester, but its performance never really stood out. In a segment featuring several nippy turbocharged competitors, the Forester’s trusty naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four simply couldn’t compete. That hasn’t seemed to bother customers, though, as the Forester has remained a strong seller for the brand. Those sales numbers could get even better as Best Car… Read More →

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:51pm

Subaru’s new, more powerful Crosstrek is nearly as efficient as the existing model

The 2.5-liter makes the Crosstrek zippier around town Subaru quietly confirmed the Crosstrek will receive a bigger, more powerful 2.5-liter flat-four engine for the 2021 model year. It hasn’t released technical details yet, and it kept its silence when Autoblog reached out for more information, but fuel economy figures reveal buyers who order the new four won’t spend more time at the pump. Read More… Read More →

Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:04am

15 Things You Forgot About The Subaru Impreza

The Impreza is, in large part, responsible for the boom in younger people in the early 2000s getting into JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) cars. It was the first highly desired JDM car to be sold here and it caused other manufacturers like Mitsubishi to follow suit and start offering similarly equipped vehicles. Since those early days, the Impreza has spawned almost nothing but excellent editions that allow you to enjoy speed and handling at a… Read More →

Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:03am

Want to be Colin McRae? Now you can try, with Prodrive Legends

Fancy yourself as a World Rally Championship driver but just never had the right equipment? Now’s your chance to get found out – or be discovered as the next hidden talent. Championship-winning motorsport outfit Prodrive has announced it will launch ‘Prodrive Legends’, an authentication, restoration and support program for race and rally cars that were originally constructed by the UK firm. Over a 36-year period, Prodrive built more than 700 Subaru rally cars, including 100… Read More →

Posted Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:00am

Ease Your Mind With the Sound of Rally Cars

Things are a bit crazy outside right now, so why not sit back, relax, and listen to the sound of some sweet rally cars? YouTuber MattyB727 was on the scene at the Autodromo Varano in Italy this past winter to film the Varano Rally Krono, a regional championship held every February. It’s not as popular as something like WRC, but it still attracts some impeccably cool cars. Among the competitors are a Subaru Impreza, a… Read More →

Posted Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:54pm

Subaru Pushes Revised WRX STI To Limit For Grueling Nurburgring 24-Hours

But no matter how successful Subaru might be in American showrooms right now, and no matter how effectively the American Rally Association is pushing rallying in the U.S., it’s international motorsport and performance arm, Subaru Tecnica International, or STI, doesn’t enjoy the same level of acknowledgement in the U.S. as its mainstream brother. Which kind of makes sense. Read More →

Posted Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:53pm

2020 Subaru Outback long-term introduction: Long live the longroof

There are scores of car-based utility vehicles on the market today. If you want something with an elevated ride height, all-wheel drive and ample cargo space, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Even though the Subaru Outback is more station wagon than SUV, it’s still rugged looking and checks all the right boxes for drivers in need of a versatile vehicle. Or does it? Answering this query, an Onyx Edition XT model… Read More →

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:49pm

Subaru extends plant shutdown

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. in Lafayette says it is extending its temporary suspension of production through April 6. The automaker says the move is the result of Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay at home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. SIA first announced its plans last week to halt production, which was originally slated to resume March 30. The company says all associates will continue to receive full pay during the shutdown. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:55pm

Details Of Six New Toyota Models Including Next-Gen 86 Sports Car May Have Just Leaked

The next-generation Toyota 86 will allegedly get 255 horsepower and come next year, according to a leaked product plan that may have just revealed Toyota’s plans for the next two years. Last month, Motor1 reported the next Toyota 86 sports car would debut next year, in 2021, with a 255 horsepower turbocharged engine. The leak was among a bevy of other insight into Toyota’s future, reportedly sourced from a leaked photo of a presentation at… Read More →