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Posted Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:17pm

Teenage Solberg to re-live father’s WRC Safari Rally dream

Racing in the 2021 WRC Safari Rally scheduled for June 24-27 in Kenya will be a dream come true for Swedish-Norwegian teenager driver Oliver Solberg. The 19-year-old was not yet born when his father Petter Solberg debuted at the event in 1999 in a Ford Focus. Then aged 24 and one of the youngest in Ford’s team at the time, the elder Solberg finished a credible fifth. And having grown around racing machines, the younger… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:15pm

2022 Subaru WRX spy photos

The 2022 Subaru WRX has been spied testing, ahead of its Australian launch by the end of 2021. The WRX prototype spotted by our spy photography partners wears little more than a vinyl camouflage wrap, revealing the next generation of Subaru’s rally-inspired hero will borrow heavily in the styling department from 2017’s Viziv Performance concept. Up front, compact LED headlights similar to those fitted to the new Levorg wagon form part of an aggressive fascia… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:14pm

How Subaru went from cheap and ugly to hugely successful

When Subaru entered the United States in the 1960s it was panned by critics, and actually advertised its own cheap ugliness. Over the next several decades it would become a highly successful brand through a combination of offbeat but practical cars and a relentless focus on understanding its own customers. The scrappy brand enjoyed a 93-month sales increase streak that ended in 2019, and it has found ways to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More →

Posted Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:12pm

Subaru Owns the 2021 KBB Best Resale Value Awards

Have you ever wondered if it’s exhausting to win at just about everything you set out to do? If so, you should probably ask Subaru, as it just snagged four highly-coveted Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book. If the automaker’s continued success is anything to go by, the answer would probably be, “no, winning feels pretty darn good — especially when you deserve it.” Read More →

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:09pm

What is Subaru X-Mode, and How Does It Work?

For car buyers on the hunt for a vehicle that excels in almost any weather, Subaru is sure to be at or near the top of their shopping list. Except for the sporty BRZ sports car, all Subaru models feature standard all-wheel-drive (AWD), and most provide extra ground clearance. The result? Drivers have the capability and confidence to tackle road conditions they might otherwise avoid. Read More →

Posted Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:08pm

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Rallycross series dates revealed

The calendar for the inaugural Nitro Rallycross series has been revealed, with five rounds taking place across the US this autumn on purpose-built tracks. The series, the brainchild of extreme sports star Travis Pastrana, will kick off at the Utah Motorsports Campus, the venue that hosted the first two standalone NRX events in 2018 and 2019, on September 24-25. Read More →

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:05pm

Subaru Impreza vs. Legacy: Which AWD Sedan Should You Buy?

Subaru’s crossovers have hogged the spotlight in recent years, but the Japanese automaker has some compelling car options in its lineup, as well. If you’re in the market for an affordable all-wheel-drive car, one or both of Subaru’s mainstream models, the compact Impreza and midsize Legacy, are probably on your list. But which one is right for you? We break down the differences to help you decide if you want a Subaru Impreza or Subaru… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:04pm

Subaru earns nine IIHS award for 2021 model lineup

Subaru Corporation announced that its 2021 vehicle lineup for US market received five TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) and four TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK + Winners Crosstrek Hybrid (TSP+ for three consecutive years) *2 Forester (TSP for 15 consecutive years) *2 Legacy (TSP for 16 consecutive years) *2 Outback (TSP for 13 consecutive years) *2 Ascent (TSP for four consecutive years) *2 Read More →

Posted Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:36pm

Tested: 1983 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon Gains a Turbo

From the September 1983 issue of Car and Driver. When was the last time you met somebody who belonged to the Subaru Owners’ Club? Know anybody who wears a Subaru racing jacket or hauls around Subaru-monogrammed luggage? Read any good coffee-table books lately on the Subaru mystique? What we are trying to say here is that the Subaru has yet to achieve icon status with the cognoscenti. Yet its epidemic presence among the backpackers, the… Read More →