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  • 2014 Subaru Forester spy shots

    Subaru is in the midst of an ambitious new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the launch of safer, more advanced, and more refined vehicles. The good news is that the first of these new models will be on sale before the end of 2013. The first two have already been revealed in the form of the BRZ sports car and Outback Sport-replacing XV Crosstrek. The third is likely to be the...

  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI
    Next-Gen WRX To Drop Impreza Name: Report

    The new WRX is being designed from the ground up to be unique, even getting its own bodywork, interior and drivetrain.

  • 2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots
    2012 Scion FR-S (Toyota FT-86) Spy Video

    We’ve already seen a string of concept cars and more than a dozen spy shots, but now we have an exclusive spy video of the upcoming rear-wheel drive sports coupe being developed jointly by Toyota and Subaru. In the U.S. Toyota’s version of the car will be known as the 2012 Scion FR-S...

  • 2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots
    New Details On Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Coupe (Subie FT-86)

    For a long time, we've been working with two earfuls of the Toyota FT-86 and hardly a peep about the Subaru version of the shared sports platform. The FT-86 has been around for more than a year and a half--three different versions, in fact--while all we've seen from Subaru is a very conceptual...

  • 2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots
    2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) Spy Shots

    We’ve got the first spy shots of prototypes for the production version of the string of Toyota FT-86 sports car concepts shown over the past two years, as well as the scorching Scion FR-S concept shown at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show. The prototype, seen here testing in Germany, is for...

  • 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept live photos
    Porsche Engines For Alfa Romeo, If Volkswagen Gets Its Way

    The heads of Volkswagen and Fiat are currently in a battle of words over the future of Alfa Romeo, with both sides publicly boasting they know what’s best for the struggling Italian brand. At the recent 2011 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech proclaimed that he could...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder Los Angeles 2009

    For better or worse, government and social concern over fuel efficiency is a real and serious consideration for the world's major automakers. Porsche, with its full line of vehicles and rapidly increasing sales, is among them, so it’s not surprising to hear that even the legendary sports car manufacturer is starting to make concessions in order to improve emissions. One idea near the top of the list is the inclusion of a new four-cylinder engine in its lineup, reports of which have been circulating since 2008. Speaking with Autocar recently, Porsche’s former R&D chief Wolfgang...

  • Third-generation Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine
    Subaru Redesigns Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine After 21 Years

    Subaru has unveiled today the third and latest generation of its trademark horizontally opposed or ‘boxer’ engine, the first major redesign in 21 years. The first Subaru boxer engine was introduced in the Subaru 1000 back in 1966. Since then, the basic engine design has been refined and...

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