Subaru News

Posted Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:22pm

10 Crazy Facts About Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana Subaru

The Gymkhana 2020 video hasn’t only presented us with some of the most extreme stunts ever seen, it also gave us the wildest Subaru STI ever built. For some change, Ken Block who rose to prominence years back through the Gymkhana videos left the wheel for another amazing driver and friend, Travis Pastrana. Gymkhana 2020 marks a return to Subaru, as Fords have dominated the series since Gymkhana 3. Furthermore, having stolen all the headlines… Read More →

Posted Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:21pm

Subaru gains U.S. market share despite COVID-slammed sales

COVID-19 may have played a role in snapping Subaru of America’s 12- year streak of sales increases and 11-year streak of record deliveries last year, but a third streak remained intact. Its U.S. market share grew — the ninth consecutive year of such progress — despite a 13 percent decline in its sales. The Japanese company inched up 0.1 percent in 2020 to a 4.2 percent market share, while the pandemic-stricken nation suffered a 14… Read More →

Posted Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:19pm

If you follow the math,the Subaru BRZ doesn’t have a torque problem anymore

Subaru introduced the second-generation BRZ for 2022. It features a new, sharper exterior and an updated interior, but it rides on the old BRZ platform. The new engine is larger and a bit more powerful, but some enthusiasts are still annoyed by the fact that it doesn’t have a turbo yet. But does the BRZ actually need a turbo? The old BRZ came with an annoying torque dip and you needed to rev the boxer… Read More →

Posted Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:17pm

Subaru Blames Entire Recall on Single Factory Worker

Automotive recalls are a fairly common annoyance for both carmakers and car owners, but most are treated with the kind of drama-free practical attention that corroded bolts or misfiring sensors require. Unless you’re Subaru, who wants everyone to know that they’ve pinpointed the cause behind a new recall impacting 2021 Imprezas and Outbacks and it’s… THAT guy. No, seriously. Read More →

Posted Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:16pm

Subaru profit climbs; chip shortages impact output

Subaru reported a 17 percent profit increase in the latest quarter as the automaker rebounded from the pandemic slump and booked lower warranty costs. In the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31, Subaru’s operating profit climbed to 67.6 billion yen ($654.8 million), from 57.8 billion yen ($559.9 million) the previous year. In reporting financial results on Friday, the automaker also said net income increased 16 percent to 50.5 billion ($489.2 million) in the three months,… Read More →

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:12pm

2022 Subaru WRX: Australian launch due first quarter of 2022

The next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX looks set to reach Australian showrooms around this time next year. CarAdvice understands the fifth generation of Subaru’s rally-inspired performance icon will go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2022 – a number of months after it was initially rumoured to touch down locally, thanks to pandemic-related delays but just six months after it’s expected to hit Japanese showrooms, in August. When it goes on sale, it’ll… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:36pm

That Time Subaru Built a Flat 12-Cylinder Engine for F1 Racing

Subaru’s racing efforts are renowned by enthusiasts far and wide, as the underdog Japanese brand scored legions of fans—and championships—during the 1990s and 2000s as one of the dominant players in World Rally Championship (WRC) competition. (Its wide lineup in the Gran Turismo PlayStation game series didn’t hurt, either.) In short order, four-wheel drifting glory became a key part of its identity, fostering tons of press and boosting global sales of the company’s all-wheel-drive turbo… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:37pm

2019 Subaru STI S209 at Lightning Lap 2021

Maybe it’s the influence of Subaru’s lengthy rallying history, but getting the S209 to turn a hot lap requires approaching corners with way too much speed and just chucking it in. These are not the tidy lines or slow-in-fast-out lessons racing-school instructors draw on whiteboards. Read More →