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Posted Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:34pm

Why the Subaru Forester’s turbo variant has been discontinued

The Subaru Forester XT is well-loved by automotive enthusiasts for a simple reason: It gives you the practicality and the off-road capabilities of an SUV, matched with Subaru’s turbo-boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. In the Philippine market, where the Forester accounts for more than 50% of total Subaru sales, this particular variant makes up 30% of the Forester’s sales tally. You could say it’s a niche product, but an extremely popular one—which explains why… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:31pm

Subaru Asia launches new generation 2019 Forester

Subaru’s distributor in Asia, Motor Image, has just held the regional launch of the all-new Subaru Forester in Taichung, Taiwan; the latest generation of what is undoubtedly one of the brand’s best selling models in the region. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:26pm

2018 Subaru Ascent Drivers’ Notes Review | Subaru redux

Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore: I found myself liking the Subaru Ascent much more than I expected. The turbo four and light steering made it surprisingly engaging to drive. I enjoyed how this one was trimmed out, and the cabin managed to be both woodsy and elegant. It also offered an excellent view of my surroundings, which is not a given for a beefy SUV. Read More →

Posted Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11:02pm

Seko visits Subaru plant in US

Industry minister Hiroshige Seko paid a visit to a Subaru plant in the United States to make the point that Japanese firms help the US economy. Seko visited the plant on Thursday in the mid-western state of Indiana. It produces nearly 350,000 cars a year. That’s about half of the units Subaru sells in the US. The visit came as US President Donald Trump considers a plan to raise tariffs on auto imports. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:25pm

Subaru Impreza P1: Spotted

Who doesn’t love Prodrive’s version of a two-door Impreza? Especially one driven from a time machine… There’s a Subaru Impreza P1 listed on the PH Classifieds with just one owner in its logbook and 4,786 miles on the clock. Seriously. For those not currently scrabbling to pick their jaws off the floor, let us quickly remind you why the two-door model still makes PH go all giddy. Not only does the P1 hail from an… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:16pm

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record July Sales

Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 59,426 vehicle sales for July 2018, a 6.7 percent increase over July 2017, and the best July in the history of the company. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 382,286 vehicles, a 6 percent gain over the same period in 2017. July marked the 53rd consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Crosstrek and Ascent sales were notably strong as each model achieved its best July… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:41pm

2019 Subaru Ascent First Test: Three-Row Winner

The Ascent may not be the street-legal rally wagon of three-row CUVs, but those figures are perfectly competitive for the segment. And out on the road, it quickly becomes clear that the Ascent is exactly what Subaru needed it to be. Take the design, for instance. It doesn’t break any new ground, but you won’t mistake it for anything other than a Subaru. That wasn’t the case with the Ascent’s oddly styled predecessor, the B9… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:31pm

Four Stand-Out Tech Features Of The 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited

Vehicles come loaded with so much technology these days that it can be difficult to take it all in during a short test drive. Because I test more than 50 cars a year, certain tech features stand out as either positive or negative and on how they compare with other vehicles in the same class. Subaru’s last attempt at a three-row SUV, the Tribeca, didn’t turn out so well. Due to its polarizing appearance and… Read More →

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:27am

‘Never Vaped In’ Is How You Must Describe a Clean Used Subaru WRX Now

If there’s one thing I want people to take away from reading Jalopnik—besides obviously that Florida is terrifying—it’s that you have to be smart when you’re buying a used performance car. Has it been crashed? Has it been subjected to shady mods? Does it have secret problems lurking within? And in the case of the Subaru WRX, has anyone vaped in it? Read More →