Subaru News

Posted Monday, February 5, 2024 at 9:50pm

Subaru’s All-Wheel-Drive Obsession Began with the Pipsqueak FF-1

Subaru’s All-Wheel-Drive Obsession Began with the Pipsqueak FF-1

This may just be the rarest you’ll see this week. It’s a Subaru FF-1 – sometimes called the Star in the US market. Subaru sold thousands of them in the early 1970s, in Europe and the US, as part of its expansion into new markets. Then they all just disappeared into neglected, rusty piles. This little coupe has been saved, however, and its story is the genesis of Subaru as we know it. Jamie and… Read More →

Posted Friday, January 26, 2024 at 10:03pm

Watch A Subaru Crosstrek Best A Tesla Cybertruck Off-Road

The Tesla Cybertruck isn’t shaping up to be the game-changer Tesla made it out to be. From owners getting less than the advertised range to baffling features that’ll make you wonder how this thing got approved for what’s being called production, the Cybertruck sure is…something. Tesla bills the Cybertruck as “Durable and rugged enough to go anywhere.” You’ll “Tackle anything with electronically adaptive air suspension that offers 12” of travel and 17” of clearance.” And… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 10:06pm

Subaru Had It Right All Along

When Subaru first came to the United States, it sold small funky cars that were decidedly un-American. As the company grew its own identity and became more established in the U.S., it became the first automaker to offer an all-wheel-drive passenger car in 1975. Subaru was also an early-adopter of turbocharged engines to bring more power to its line of quirky cars and wagons. Subaru was also one of the first manufacturers to produce a… Read More →

Posted Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 8:29pm

The Story of Subaru Trucks: Engineered for Adventure

The Story of Subaru Trucks: Engineered for Adventure

The Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero were the first vehicles to populate a segment of the auto world known loosely as the “coupe utility.” As their popularity grew in the 1960s and ’70s and other compact pickup trucks began to enter the U.S. market, Subaru decided to throw its BRAT, er, hat, into the ring. The Japanese automaker took its Leone station wagon, chopped off the back of it, fitted it with a pickup… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 10:38pm

Subaru WRX TR Is No Longer a Blank Slate

Subaru WRX TR Is No Longer a Blank Slate

The original WRX TR launched in 2006 as a stripped-down, minimalist trim aimed at buyers who planned to start modding their cars the day they got home from the dealership. The moniker stood for “Tuner Ready,” and the TR went without a rear spoiler, fog lights, or a fancy stereo. Why include a nice sound system that’ll immediately be replaced by a sweet Pioneer OEL head unit with a swimming-dolphin display and a Rockford amp… Read More →

Posted Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 10:17pm

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, No, Subaru Now Has A Flying Car!

You could be excused for thinking that Subaru unveiled a real-life UFO at last month’s Japan Mobility Show. Suspended in mid-air above Subaru’s electric Sport Mobility Concept car was a strange-looking half-drone, half-hovercraft resembling contraption called the ‘Air Mobility Concept.’ And it certainly raised eyebrows as Subaru took license with the newly renamed ‘Mobility Show’ (which used to be the Tokyo Motor Show) to offer a different form of mobility to that normally displayed —… Read More →

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 9:57pm

2025 Subaru Forester Debuts a New Look but Is Similar Underneath

2025 Subaru Forester Debuts a New Look but Is Similar Underneath

Subaru pulled the wraps off its 2025 Forester during the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. Big claims of “all-newness” get thrown around with abandon, but the 2025 Subaru Forester does have new sheetmetal, a stiffer chassis, and a bigger infotainment screen in its redesigned interior. You’ll be able to choose from five trim levels when it gets to dealers: base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring, and we expect a Wilderness trim and a hybrid option… Read More →

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:21pm

2025 Subaru Forester leaked in detail, unveiling due next week

Photos of the new 2025 Subaru Forester have surfaced online ahead of its formal unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show late next week. A gallery of 49 images posted to Imgur and social media website Reddit shows all angles of the sixth-generation Forester – the first new model since 2018, expected to be a ‘reskin’ of its predecessor rather than an all-new vehicle. Australian arrival timing is expected to be announced after Subaru unveils… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 10:12pm

Subaru previews flying car concept that basically looks like a giant drone

The futuristic concept of flying cars has just inched another step closer to reality. Following on from Alef Aviation’s “Model A” gaining an airworthiness certificate earlier in 2023, a more well-known manufacturer has debuted its own flying vehicle concept. However, unlike the “Model A,” Subaru has eschewed traditional styling on its Air Mobility concept and instead opted for something that could best be described as looking like a large drone. Read More →

Posted Monday, October 30, 2023 at 9:43pm

“You Can’t Park There Mate” – Rally Car Taking a Terrible Turn and Crashing Into a House Prompts Hilarious Responses From Instagram Users

While the speed of a race gives everyone an adrenaline rush, sometimes it can reach spectators at their doorstep. After all, while soaring at hundreds of miles per hour, accidents become quite commonplace. A 15-year-old clip shows a strange car crash. It captures how a slight misjudgment can lead to a massive mishap, putting vehicles in places where they simply do not belong. Read More →