SUBARU FORESTER: CHANGES FOR 2022

Subaru Forester is getting a mid-life makeover for 2022. It has a revised headlight, foglight, front bumper and grille treatment as well as numerous technology and suspension upgrades. Retuned front suspension coil springs and dampers improve ride comfort, steering responsiveness and handling. New aluminium engine mount bracket reduces vibrations and noise. Foresters with the Driver Monitoring System gain gesture-controlled temperature adjustment for the air-conditioning, a new feature for Subaru that enables drivers to adjust the temperature via a simple hand gesture. In all models other than the Forester 2.5i, Adaptive… Read more

LIGHT TOUCH TO SUBARU XV UPGRADE

From the get-go the Subaru XV, or as one wag said the ’15’, was destined for a future outside the norm of the compact sports utility vehicle. And has stayed true to form. For a start, it was powered by Subaru’s trademark horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine mated with the marque’s ubiquitous all-wheel drive system. And styling was not your average small SUV set-up, with more of a nod to the wagon. A minor mid-life makeover for the second generation was cause to look back over the road travelled so far, while… Read more

SUBARU BRZ SPORTS SECOND GENERATION

At this stage, Subaru estimates first second generation BRZ will arrive in Australia during quarter four this year. And the local importer has introduced an online Register Your Interest section on subaru.com.au. Subaru General Manager, Blair Read, said: “We’ve been staggered by the amount of interest in new BRZ. The level of dealer enquiry and calls to our own customer service centre indicates massive interest among sports car fans and we look forward to sharing more details closer to launch.” He added: “We only have around 50 of the current… Read more

SUBARU OUTBACK’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Where has the time gone? That’s not the only conundrum the Subaru Outback has come up in its more than two decades on, and off, Australian roads. Designed and developed in America, yet given an Aussie name tag, the enigmatic Outback helped set off the move from station wagon to sport utility vehicle and has continued down that road since. The sixth generation recently landed Down Under in a simplified three-variant range – Outback, Outback Sport and Outback Touring – with an impressive list of features, including Subaru’s hallmark all-wheel… Read more

SUBARU WRX STI EJ25 FINAL EDITION

Subaru has said farewell to current generation WRX STI, with a final special edition packed with considerable extra kit. Only 75 of the WRX STI EJ25 Final Edition models will be sold, each individually numbered; 30 will be available for sale online at www.subaru.com.au, with the balance through the 24-strong STI network nationally. EJ25 refers to the code of the current WRX STI 2.5-litre turbocharged engine – the last in line ahead of an all-new powerplant for the next generation. The EJ25 debuted in 2005, in the Model Year 2006… Read more

FORESTER CONTINUES GROWTH WITH ‘SPORT’

There is no let-up in growth of the Subaru Forester. A new model, the 2.5i Sport has been dropped in the middle of the latest seven-model Forester range, with a price tag of $41,990, plus on-road costs. Anchoring the MY21 list is the Forester 2.5i at $35,190 and topping the lot is the Forester 2.0 Hybrid S for $46,490. All are all-wheel drive. All new Foresters share a reworked headlight design, with a darkened area around the main beam bulb. Also added across the range is automatic door lock /… Read more

SIXTH GENERATION SUBARU OUTBACK

Subaru’s sixth generation Outback wagon has been launched in Australia. Largest Outback cabin to date – with key interior dimensions increased, including larger, wider-opening cargo area. New Outback is powered by an almost-new direct injection 2.5-litre Boxer engine with 7.0 per cent more power and 4.2 per cent more torque. That is; from 129 kilowatts to 138 kW, and from 235 Newton metres to 245 Nm. Subaru Global Platform combines with a new structural frame that provides improved occupant protection from all directions. It is the first Subaru specifically designed… Read more

SUBARU OUTBACK RANGE EXPANDED

Subaru Outback range that will be available for sale in Australia from March 2021 has a heavily revised 2.5 litre Boxer engine with nearly seven per cent more power (138 kW) and four per cent more torque (245 Nm). The result is braked towing capacity of 2,000 kilograms. Inside there’s the largest Outback cabin to date with key interior dimensions. There’s a larger, wider-opening cargo area. A high definition 11.6-inch head unit vertical infotainment system that’s operated in a similar manner to a smartphone or tablet. A clever feature is… Read more

SUBARU’S SIXTH GENERATION OUTBACK

Subaru Australia has given us details of the sixth generation Outback that will be on sale here from March, 2021. It will sit on the Subaru Global Platform underpinnings, providing safety and efficiency benefits. Outback will gain an even higher level of safety and driver assist technology, including the Driver Monitoring System that helps maintain driver alertness. It will have the latest generation of Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system across the range. Every model will be powered by a 2.5-litre horizontally opposed Boxer engine. All new Outbacks will feature the… Read more

SUBARU FORESTER HYBRID – GREEN SHOOTS FOR BRIGHT FUTURE

Subaru has set out to introduce electric power to its vehicle range by giving it its best shot by adding a petrol-electric hybrid to its two best-selling models, the Forester and XV. Ranked first and second for the brand’s sales in Australia, the pair are seen as part of a long-term strategy for a variety of power plants and technologies in the coming years. Subaru says the Forester offers a fuel efficiency improvement of 19 per cent in the urban cycle and more than 9 per cent in the combined… Read more