Subaru News

Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:42pm

EyeSight-equipped Subaru Outback nets 5 stars in 2021 EuroNCAP test

Subaru UK announced that the all-new European-spec Outback has achieved the maximum five-star overall rating in the 2021 European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP). Thanks to the Outback’s EyeSight driver assist technology, the crossover-wagon scored 95 percent in the Safety Assist performance. Subaru UK said that’s the “best mark ever from a Subaru vehicle.” The Outback registered scores above the minimum requirement in all four-assessment areas. These areas are Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road… 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 Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 10:14pm

Stephane Sarrazin’s son set for move into F4 and rallying

Pablo Sarrazin, the son of motorsport all-rounder Stephane, is set to move into single-seaters in French Formula 4 at the same time as he starts his rallying career. The 15-year-old has spent the last few years karting, twice finishing runner-up in the Southern France championship in Nationale karts and coming 12th in the national junior championship in 2020. He’s been on Nationale karts again this year. Through 2021 he’s also been testing in F4 and… 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 Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:16pm

Ken Block’s Hoonigan company merged with an aftermarket wheel company

Ken Block’s Hoonigan has merged with aftermarket wheel company Wheel Pros, the companies announced Thursday. Block and other Hoonigan executives will remain with the new entity, according to a Wheel Pros press release. Founded in 1995, Wheel Pros is the umbrella for a number of brands, including American Racing, Black Rhino, Fuel Off-Road, KMC, and Rotiform. Hoonigan is the corporate embodiment of Ken Block’s brand, producing the Gymkhana videos, marketing merchandise, and running his race… Read More →

Posted Friday, September 3, 2021 at 8:42pm

10 Cool Features Of The New 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

Subaru’s Wilderness label is more than just a merit badge for a more outdoorsy Subaru owner. Deployed previously on the 2022 Outback, the orange-black logo signifies the most off-road capable spec from the factory, with enough mechanical and cosmetic upgrades to make a real difference for camping-addicted adventurers who loved dirt trails and think nothing of 10-mile hikes. We all have friends like that, and for them, the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is their ticket… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 8:37pm

Subaru unveils new pictures and details of its first electric vehicle: the Solterra

Today, Subaru released a few more details on a new webpage: “The next generation of Subaru SUV capability has a name: Solterra. The 2023 Subaru Solterra, which was named by combining the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth,” is built on the e-Subaru Global Platform, a new all-electric vehicle architecture. The Solterra EV brings the Subaru brand’s trusted reliability, state-of-the-art safety technology, and legendary all-wheel-drive engineering to an environmentally responsible all-electric SUV. The Subaru Solterra… 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 →