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Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11:03pm

Subaru Solterra Debuts On November 11, Goes On Sale In 2022

Subaru will debut the Solterra all-electric crossover early next month. The model will be the brand’s first global EV, though it will share quite a bit with the new Toyota BZ4X. The two share the same underpinnings, and also the majority of their design – Subaru does adds its own touch to the front and rear fascias. Subaru will reveal the new model on November 10 in the US. Powertrain details are still a mystery,… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:37pm

The cars and chase scenes of “No Time to Die”.

Though not a Subaru, I’ve included this article to give a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes..many of the drivers in film and TV these days are the folks that compete in rally. The DB5 stars in a very memorable scene in which machine guns pop out of the headlights and James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, mows down the bad guys by doing donuts, rotating in one spot. Craig’s stunt driver, famed… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:27pm

The 2022 Subaru WRX Looks A Whole Lot Better In Person

By now, everyone’s seen press shots of the new 2022 Subaru WRX. Takes abound concerning the plastic fender cladding, the cheap-looking black rear bumper, and the CVT-only Recaro package. What most people haven’t done, however, is actually seen the thing in person. I did, at this year’s Wicked Big Meet, and let me tell you folks: it’s good. There’s some important context to lay down in terms of Subaru design. Namely, function usually begets form… Read More →

Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:37pm

VA for Victory: Bidding a fond farewell to the 2015-2022 Subaru WRX

The approaching announcement of an all-new Subaru WRX is an event to be viewed with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Exciting stuff: sideways gravel antics; still comes with a manual; almost surely will have more power! Worrying stuff: almost certainly not going to look like the attractive concepts; and what if Subaru messes things up? The WRX is, indeed, Subaru’s ball to drop. The current generation now being wound down is most definitely a star… Read More →

Posted Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:20pm

Subaru’s foray into EVs begins soon

Subaru will jump into the electric vehicle fray next year with a crossover co-developed with Toyota Motor Corp. alongside Toyota’s new bZ4X. Meanwhile, the brand will continue to expand its trim offerings with a dedicated Wilderness line to bolster its off-road lineup, which begins this year with the Outback and will come soon to the Forester, Crosstrek and Ascent. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 9:21pm

2022 Subaru BRZ Goes after the Kid in You

The cynics among us thought the Subaru BRZ and its near identical Toyota twin, the GT 86, were doomed. Launched in 2013, these compact, lightweight, and modestly powered rear-drivers enjoyed agile handling and easy chuckability. They left us smitten, even if they seemed increasingly out of step as the years passed while the world tripped out on mega-horsepower and 23-inch wheel and tire combos. Mercifully, the world isn’t as SUV-minded as we’d feared, and both… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 10:17pm

The history of the Subaru Impreza WRX – Part 1

Subaru’s Impreza WRX was born from rally, and the brand owes a large chunk of its motorsport history to one man – Noriyuki Koseki. He’s one of a few key people who helped create Subaru Technica International (STI) – the brand’s motorsport division. Even before he helped develop world-beating road and race Subarus, he was racing them on his own time and money. In the late 1960s, Koseki founded a local motorsport club in his… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:43pm

Everything We Can Learn About The 2022 Subaru WRX Before We Get To See It In Full

The 2022 WRX is nearly upon us, and Subaru is whetting everyone’s appetite with a couple of photos and a short teaser video full of quick cuts of the sport sedan drifting about, mostly obscured by dust. There’s simply no other way to tease a new WRX. As you’d suspect we never get a clear look at the car in the clip, which you can see in full on Subaru’s website. For that, we’ll have… Read More →

Posted Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:54pm

Subaru notches up 20 million AWD sales

Japanese car-maker Subaru has today celebrated the production of 20 million vehicles with all-wheel-drive (AWD), which has become the brand’s unique selling proposition. Subaru launched its first mass-produced AWD vehicle 49 years ago in Japan, where the Subaru Leone 4WD Estate Van arrived in September 1972. Today all but two per cent of Subaru’s global sales are AWD and the most popular Subaru models in Australia today are small, medium and large SUVs. The rear-wheel drive Subaru… Read More →