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Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:12am

Fuji Heavy officially changing name to Subaru Corp.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. has a new, albeit familiar, name. Effective April 1, the maker of Subaru vehicles will be known as Subaru Corp. The move, announced last May, is meant to bolster branding at a company that makes everything from industrial products to helicopters but draws the vast majority of its cash from Subaru vehicles. Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster. Read More →

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:10am

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT: Refreshed, rugged renegade

Even before the launch, I was already impressed with the Forester, especially when its predecessor had a brief tryst with the local media in the outskirts of Pampanga back in 2015. How could one forget its effortless wading through waist-deep Lahar river waters, like it was Pamela Anderson in Baywatch just out on a weekend pleasure (while working) excursion? Read More →

Posted Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:35pm

Molly Taylor The Fastest Female Aussie Rally Driver

Molly Taylor is Australia’s fastest female rally driver and recently made history by becoming the first female to win the Australian Rally Championship 2016. She’s also the youngest person to ever win. Molly, now 28, started her driving career when she was still at school. She made her debut in the Australian Rally Championship in 2007 where she won the F16 class before going on to place highly in and win several other series. Molly… Read More →

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:20pm

If We Want More Small Fun Coupes, We’re Going To Need A Subaru BRZ STi

While I was more than happy with the amount of power in the latest Toyota-badged Toyobaru, the 2017 Toyota 86, I realize that its continued existence relies on the approval of the masses who aren’t me. Those masses would really appreciate it if Subaru’s STi branch slapped a turbo on that lil’ 205 horsepower flat-four. If you like the Toyobaru twins at all, you should probably join in the calls for the same thing. Read More →

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:17pm

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru has been known to take existing products, raise them, and market them as new models. The compact Crosstrek is a perfect example and has been popular since its debut for the 2012 model year. But up until now, the Impreza-based model has soldiered on without a significant redesign. With the release of the all-new Impreza, it was only a matter of time Subaru would reveal the new Crosstrek, underpinned by the all-new Subaru Global… Read More →

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:15pm

2018 Subaru Ascent Spied: The Three-Row Subie Comes into Sharper Focus

The crossover destined to be Subaru’s largest vehicle when it joins the lineup late this year or early next year. With three rows of seating and exterior dimensions similar to those of the Honda Pilot, the Ford Explorer, and other family haulers, the Ascent is the spiritual—and far less bizarre—successor to the Tribeca that you forgot Subaru sold from 2006 to 2014. Read More →

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:13pm

2018 Subaru Ascent: Three-Row Possible Tribeca Replacement Seen In Its Full Details

The 2018 Subaru Ascent is set to enter the market before the end of 2017; but beyond that, the new vehicle seems to have a lot in common with Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. It is now evident from confirmed photos that it is a three-row job and would be great for family vacations and hauling stuffs around. That is however not all; the Subaru Ascent seems to be a replacement for the Tribeca which… Read More →

Posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:08pm

Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Subaru WRX STi Bobsled Run

You may remember Subaru’s recent stunt run down a mile-long bobsled track. The video showed a heavily modified WRX STi sliding through one of the more improbable terrains, even for a Subaru, making it a real case for marvel and awe. The driver was none other than two-time Isle of Man TT Champion Mark Higgins, perhaps the only driver with huevos large enough to attempt the task. Although the previously released footage seemed like smooth sailing,… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:01pm

2018 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV spotted showing off its shape

These images give us our best look so far at the Subaru Ascent, a new-for-2018 three-row crossover to fill the hole in Subaru’s product lineup since the unloved Tribeca was discontinued after 2014. This prototype is lightly coated in a body-hugging camouflage wrap and appears to take its design from the Highlander-on-steroids Viziv-7 Concept that debuted at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. An exec from Subaru’s parent company said at the time that “the next… Read More →