Subaru News

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:20pm

This Subaru Crosstrek Rally Car Is A WRX STI From A Parallel Universe

The Subaru Crosstrek is a sensible, high-riding Impreza that can be moderately enjoyable to live with, so long as you opt for the six-speed manual and not the CVT model. What it isn’t — at least not normally, anyway — is a rally car. However, the Crosstrek does in fact have a bit of a sporting pedigree, as it turns out. Back in 2016, Vermont SportsCar built a Crosstrek rally car for Subaru Rally Team… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:15pm

Subaru Confirms EV for Europe

Subaru Europe confirms it is launching an EV and word is the world will see it before the end of 2021. The company said it is a mid-size SUV “similar in size to the Subaru Forester model.” It will be built on a platform shared with Toyota, the company said. Subaru had previously planned for its first electric car to be based on an existing model built on its own Global Platform, but decided to… Read More →

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 10:17pm

Subaru Crosstrek Diesel Takes Its Sweet Time Reaching 130 MPH On Autobahn

Are you sick of watching very fast cars hit their top speed on the Autobahn? Well, do we have the antidote for you. The wildly popular Subaru Crosstrek may offer customers a versatile SUV, but when it comes to on-road speed it struggles. So how long does it take for a diesel Subaru Crosstrek to reach 130mph on the Autobahn? Read More →

Posted Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:13pm

2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Priced; Replacement Expected for 2022

The current Subaru WRX and WRX STI have been with us for a good long while now—seven model years, to be exact. Over the course of this time, we’ve seen a number of special editions, including the all-conquering S209 (the formerly JDM-only special). But the base cars themselves have been given only incremental improvements—not to mention a small facelift for 2018. For 2021, the WRX and WRX STI live on for what should amount to… Read More →

Posted Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:10pm

Subaru Invests $3M in Audio Startup DSP Concepts

Audio tech platform developer DSP Concepts has picked up a $3 million investment from the Subaru-SBI Innovation Fund. The Californian startup, best known for the Audio Weaver embedded audio software platform. has now raised a total of $28.4 million, including a $14.5 million round led by Taiwania Capital from February. Audio Weaver acts as the base layer for companies to design an audio processing system. The platform enables developers to merge multiple software modules and… Read More →

Posted Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:09pm

Subaru Levorg is Japan’s Car of the Year

The Subaru Levorg has been named Japan Car of the Year 2020-2021 by a panel of 60 jurors. Surprised? Don’t be, because the Japanese know a good car when they see one. The problem is, you may not have seen one. Despite being on sale in the UK since 2015, the Subaru Levorg remains a rare sight in the UK, with buyers failing to embrace the all-wheel-drive estate car. Around 500 units have been sold… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:09pm

Gymkhana is back, as Travis Pastrana jumps a speedboat and hits 150 mph

While Ken Block has been known for years for his wild driving in extreme Fords, when he did his first couple of Gymkhana films he was behind the wheel of Subarus. The latest Gymkhana video once again features a Subaru WRX STI, one with a bigger-displacement, 8,000-rpm 2.3-liter flat-four with 862 horsepower, but Ken Block is nowhere to be found. Instead, he has let his friendly rival Travis Pastrana take over. Pastrana’s first Gymkhana outing… Read More →

Posted Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:58pm

Ken Block Hands Over the Reins to Travis Pastrana for Gymkhana 11, We Get a Peek

Travis Pastrana has certainly got some big shoes to fill, as he takes over the reins from Ken Block for this edition of the Gymkhana. And in good old Gymkhana fashion, this one will mark the return to Subaru, where it all started more than a decade ago. Back then, 530 horsepower was enough to do the trick, as Ken Block engaged in some of the most breathtaking driving stunts the world had ever seen… Read More →

Posted Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 10:54pm

TOMOMI NAKAMURA: Subaru CEO eyes market share, better quality

Based on the history of Subaru and the way the U.S. market has grown, it is a big market for us. It is difficult for us to really push sales growth in other markets. For example, one month’s sales in the U.S. is the same as half a year’s sales in Japan. So the U.S. market is where we’re putting a lot of resources. We don’t really have the leeway to put more resources into… Read More →