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Posted Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:21pm

Prodrive restore Rally Japan winning Subaru

Petter Solberg’s 2004 Rally Japan winning Subaru Impreza S10 has been immaculately reborn courtesy of Prodrive Legends. It’s the first customer rebuild completed by Prodrive’s Heritage department which aims to bring more ex-Prodrive vehicles back to their original form. The car completed three World Rally Championship events with Solberg and Phil Mills before being used across Europe by several privateers. Notable names include Derek McGarrity, who used it to win the 2006 Jim Clark Rally,… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:09pm

Subaru acquires 0.3% stake in Toyota to develop new technologies

Subaru Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired a 0.3% stake in Toyota Motor Corp. for about ¥70 billion ($673 million) under a capital tie-up deal reached between the two companies in 2019 to boost the joint development of new technologies for autonomous and electric cars. Toyota raised its stake in Subaru from 16.8% to 20% as planned in February last year, making the smaller automaker into its equity-method affiliate. Since then, Subaru’s earnings have been… Read More →

Posted Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:06pm

2020 Subaru Outback Infotainment Review: Pros, Cons, and a System Update

You can’t miss it. An enormous Volvo-like touchscreen lives at the center of almost every 2020 and 2021 Subaru Outback, just waiting to be swiped and touched. The tech wasn’t well received during 2020 SUV of the Year testing, but now that we’ve spent nearly 10,000 miles behind the wheel of our one-year 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx test car? Although some frustrations remain, a recent infotainment system update introduces a few positive changes. Read More →

Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:49pm

Subaru to cut output at plants in Japan, U.S. due to global chip shortage

Japanese automaker Subaru Corp said on Thursday it would cut output this month by “several thousand” vehicles at plants in Japan and the United States, citing a global shortage of semiconductors. A spokesman said Subaru will adjust production at factories in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each, without specifying exactly how many fewer cars will be made. Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:46pm

Looking Back At The First USDM Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX and it’s big-winged brother, the WRX STI, have quite an extensive history. The current models, both of which you can buy new in 2021, draw on four decades’ experience on the world’s rally stages, where Subaru developed, tested, and fine-tuned its symmetrical all-wheel-drive system that, to this day, causes car-enthusiastic youths to foam at the mouth at the first sight of a snowy parking lot. But the WRX’s story in the… Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:44pm

Ogier, Loeb, Mäkinen, Röhrl, Sainz: the race to make history once again

The 89th edition of the Monte-Carlo Rally is just around the corner. With only a few days to go, we are taking a closer look at five of the best drivers to have ever raced Monaco’s legendary course. Between them, two Sébastiens (Ogier and Loeb), Tommi Mäkinen, Walter Röhrl and Carlos Sainz have claimed victory 25 times in the Principality. Read More →

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:43pm

Subaru Outback Will Add a Rugged Wilderness Package

The Subaru Outback station wagon is looking like it’ll be the first in Subaru’s lineup to add a rugged Wilderness package that will add upgrades to give the wagon a little more off-road cred. The package will reportedly also be available on the Forester SUV and Crosstrek crossover, and they should all arrive soon. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:07pm

Wyatt Knox, director of brand strategy at Team O’Neil rally school in New Hampshire, put together a fascinating video showing just how much of a difference tire pressure makes on snow. Using a Subaru Impreza sedan on snow tires, Knox takes the car through a slalom course, showing how the adjusted pressures can mitigate oversteer and improve stopping distances. Read More on Road and Track.. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:01pm

How to Use Tire Pressures to Your Advantage on Snow

Wyatt Knox, director of brand strategy at Team O’Neil rally school in New Hampshire, put together a fascinating video showing just how much of a difference tire pressure makes on snow. Using a Subaru Impreza sedan on snow tires, Knox takes the car through a slalom course, showing how the adjusted pressures can mitigate oversteer and improve stopping distances. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00pm

How a 215,000-Mile Legacy Went from Craigslist to Subaru’s Vintage Collection

We all love to browse used-car listings on the internet for no good reason. But every so often, a true diamond in the rough appears. Consider the heartwarming story of this 1990 Subaru Legacy wagon posted on San Francisco Craigslist that has now been purchased by none other than Subaru of America for the company’s own historic collection. Read More →