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Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:28pm

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is the company’s first plug-in

The Subaru Crosstrek is a fine vehicle, with its competent all-wheel-drive system and generous cargo capacity, but for those Subaru fans who own stock in Birkenstock and eat nothing but granola, its purely internal combustion engine is an affront to all that is decent. Thankfully, Subaru understands this part of its demographic and is ready to pull the sheet off of its first-ever plug-in hybrid and resurrect the Crosstrek Hybrid nameplate. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:34pm

Subaru EyeSight Proven to Cut Insurance Claims 33-41%

Subaru’s EyeSight system is preventing vehicles from striking pedestrians, a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis shows. Subaru’s EyeSight performs several functions, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lead vehicle start alert. It also includes pedestrian detection, enabling the system to brake automatically for pedestrians in addition to other vehicles. The system relies on two cameras mounted to the interior roof behind the windshield, a set-up… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:31pm

Safety advocates sound alarm over surge of pedestrians killed by cars

Meanwhile, automakers are slowly adding technology to vehicles to prevent pedestrian collisions. Harkey pointed out that Subaru’s EyeSight system has been particularly effective in cutting pedestrian accidents. “Subaru’s EyeSight technology has lead to a 35 percent reduction in pedestrian accident-related insurance claims,” Harkey said. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:30pm

2021 Toyota 86 Rendered With Aggressive Cues

Under the hood, according to unconfirmed information, should be a new 2.4-liter gasoline unit, replacing the current 2.0-liter boxer. We don’t know the identity of the motor, but it could be Subaru’s 2.4-liter turbo with 260 horsepower (194 kilowatts) and 277 pound-feet (376 Newton-meters) of torque, used in the Ascent. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:21pm

Safest Cars of 2018: The List Has Shrunk to Just These 16 Models

I don’t think anyone second guesses their safety when they’re behind the wheel. Perhaps there are a couple exceptions for cars such as the Fiat 500 and the notoriously dinky Smart Fortwo – who’d feel safe in a collision with one of those cars? But after the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus rankings, you might question how secure you actually are. Read More →

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:17pm

Your car brakes are suddenly a fashion statement

High-fashion brake calipers will be one of the next frontiers in automotive design, as big, low-profile tyres and open-faced wheels grow more common. At least that’s what the brake manufacturers are saying. According to Brembo North America president and CEO Dan Sandberg, the company already makes calipers in more than 100 colours, including 12 shades of red (for years, bright-red Brembo calipers have been a badge of honour for performance cars), but now automakers are… Read More →

Posted Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:51pm

Toyota Is Making A Second Generation Of The 86

Whatever the reason, we should be getting a second-gen Toyota 86, per a report from Autocar. Whether or not the new version is going to be developed along with Subaru isn’t apparent, and Toyota executives are saying nothing about it. One of the reasons why the first-gen Toyota 86 handles so well is the boxer engine drops the center of gravity closer to the ground. To forgo such a design for the second generation would… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:42pm

2017 Subaru Impreza Named To Wards 10 Best Interiors For 2017

Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the 2017 Impreza made the Wards 10 Best Interiors list for interior design and styling, and also for its easy-to-use multimedia system. Published by the respected automotive industry website WardsAuto, the 7th annual competition recognizes outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit-and-finish and user-friendly electronics. There is no price cap and the nominees consist of interiors that are all-new or have been significantly improved from the prior… Read More →

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:41pm

2017 Subaru Impreza

There’s a new Midwesterner at our Ann Arbor offices, and it’s not a product of the Big Three. The vehicle in question is the progeny of Japan but hails from the state that bills itself the Crossroads of America, brags that it’s the country’s second-largest producer of popcorn, and is the site of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home: You know, Indiana. We’ve taken ownership of a brand-new Subaru Impreza (a hatch, natch), and we’re holding on… Read More →