Subaru News

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 Chicago Auto Show

    Subaru's Legacy has never truly stood out in the mid-size sedan segment but that doesn't stop it from being a solid option, especially if you're in the northern states where the car's standard all-wheel drive can be a boon. Subaru has now redesigned the Legacy, with the covers having come off the latest model on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It's due to go on sale in the fall as a 2020 model. We also expect a redesigned Outback around then. The new generation, the nameplate's seventh, features an evolutionary look, with the design team softening some of the lines compared to the...

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
    2020 Subaru Legacy joins the tablet-sized touchscreen fad

    The 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and it's climbing aboard the tablet-type touchscreen bandwagon. In fact, it will be the first time a mainstream automaker integrates a vertical touchscreen into a sedan. The Japanese brand teased the 2020 Legacy's interior on...

  • Subaru WRX STI S209 Engineering Explained
    Here's how Subaru made its most powerful engine ever

    After years of Subaru treating the world to special, more-powerful WRX STI models, the Japanese automaker finally delivered one to the U.S. The Subaru WRX STI S209 debuted in January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the company's most potent production engine so...

  • 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Limited-edition 341-hp Subaru WRX STI S209 storms Detroit

    Like the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park," the Subaru WRX STI has seemingly been frozen in amber. When it was released in the U.S. in 2004, it produced 300 turbocharged horsepower. Today that figure is 310 horses. That's not a lot of growth in 15 years, but the STI is still a fantastic performer with...

  • Subaru WRX STI S209 teased ahead of 2019 Detroit auto show
    Hotter Subaru WRX STI S209 teased ahead of Detroit auto show

    A hotter version of the Subaru WRX STI is coming to America, and Subaru has confirmed the car as the S209. We've already known about the car for sometime since Subaru's confirmation follows the discovery of a trademark application for the name made by the automaker last month. The world debut will...

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut
    Subaru's STI division has a tuned Forester hybrid for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the...

  • Buck Lasek's 2016 Subaru WRX STI on Jay Leno's Garage

    Pro skateboarder and rally driver Bucky Lasek made yet another appearance on "Jay Leno's Garage," and this time he brought one of his daily drivers along. It's a 2016 Subaru WRX STI with a healthy amount of modifications, which Lasek is more than happy to detail. For those unfamiliar with Lasek, he made his name in the professional skateboarding world in the late-1980s through the 1990s. In 2012, Subaru chose him to compete in the Global RallyCross Championship, where he placed second and third throughout his career with the team. He left the team in 2016, and the Global RallyCross series...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA
    Subaru trademark application hints at hotter WRX STI for US

    Could Subaru fans in the United States finally be in for a hotter WRX STI akin to Japan-only special editions? A new trademark filing suggests so. AutoGuide first discovered a Subaru trademark application on Monday for "S209." On the surface, it appears someone has stuck their spoon into a pot of...

  • 2006 Subaru WRX from "Baby Drive" for sale
    "Baby Driver" Subaru WRX, "Fast & Furious" star cars head to auction

    Three separate auctions should command the attention of movie buffs and car enthusiasts alike. Live Auctioneers will handle the auctions for three movie cars: the 2006 Subaru WRX from "Baby Driver," 1972 Chevrolet F-Bomb Camaro from "Fast & Furious," and the off-road 1967 Camaro from "Furious...

  • Subaru WRX STI TC 380 teaser
    Subaru could be cooking up a 380-horsepower WRX STI—for Japan

    Subaru has a more powerful WRX STI in the works for its home market and it's called TC 380. The brand officially teased a sole image of a "TC 380" badge on Monday. While it's not confirmed, the 380 figure could point to a 380-horsepower WRX STI. It wouldn't be the first time Subaru gave the...

  • 2019 Subaru BRZ
    2019 Subaru BRZ priced, adds limited-run Series.Gray Edition

    The Subaru BRZ will keep things affordable with a starting price of $26,680 for the 2019 model year. Pricing includes an $885 destination fee. Buyers will also have a new BRZ Series.Gray Edition model to choose from, but the higher performance tS model does not return. We'll start with the...

  • Subaru's record-setting run in Romania
    8:10 to Romania: Watch Mark Higgins blitz hairpins on legendary highway during practice run

    Good news for car fans but bad news for productivity: We finally have video evidence of Mark Higgins running like hell up a Romanian mountain last week. This 8-minute clip is a practice run up the hairpin section of the Transfagasaran highway in Romania on July 10 as seen from the nose of the...

  • Chicago-area Subaru dealer owns private test track

    For Chicago-area locals set on purchasing a Subaru, Gerald Subaru of Naperville, Illinois is giving buyers a major reason to stop in. The dealership owns a nine-acre private test track. The track, settled behind a group of dealerships, features variable road conditions, slopes, turns, and more for a potential owner to experience how their Subaru of choice will behave. The course doesn't appear suitable for high-performance driving, so don't expect to push a WRX or STI to its limits. Nonetheless, it's still cool. The dealership explained on its website that the company built the track to...

  • 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray
    2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray revealed

    Even though there's been a new Impreza in showrooms since 2017, Subaru is yet to renew its WRX and WRX STI models which are based on the previous-generation Impreza. It doesn't mean Subaru is completely ignoring the cars. Both cars have received updates for 2019, with the WRX STI benefiting from an...

  • 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI
    Small bump in power for 2019 Subaru WRX STI

    Subaru on Thursday announced a round of updates for the 2019 WRX and WRX STI, and for the latter there's extra power to be had. But before you get too excited we'll point out that there's only five extra horses, bringing total output of the 2019 WRX STI to 310 horsepower. The new total matches the...

  • Subaru Americas Rallycross Championship team
    Subaru to enter newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship

    With Global Rallycross dying off, automakers looking to play in the dirt are seeking out a new form of rally-lite racing. It's arrived courtesy of motorsport promoter IMG and the newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship. Called ARX for short, this new four-race series has garnered interest...

  • Subaru Viziv Performance concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Next Subaru WRX will still offer manual transmission

    Subaru previously hinted it may kill off the manual transmission in the name of safety, but Subaru North America CEO Tom Doll has alleviated enthusiasts' fears; the next-generation Subaru WRX will still offer a manual transmission. He made the comments during an interview with Drive, published this...

  • Subaru’s STI celebrates its 30th anniversary
    Subaru’s STI celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Subaru dates its motorsports history to 1972, when a Leone (GL) competed in the Southern Cross Rally in Australia. Eight years later, the Japanese automaker became the first to enter a car with four-wheel drive in the World Rally Championship series. By 1988, the company’s motorsports program...

  • 2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show

    Subaru hopes to double down on its promise of safety with the 2019 Forester, which arrives with the brand's EyeSight safety system as standard across all trims. Not only will the 2019 Forester usher in the suite of active safety features for the masses, but at the crossover's debut on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, Subaru introduced what it calls DriverFocus technology. DriverFocus is the 2019 Forester's party trick, but the fifth-generation crossover is also roomier, quieter, and sees some exterior flair with the introduction of the Sport model. For those unfamiliar with the...

  • 2018 Subaru Winter Sporting event
    Subaru's created the Goldilocks of winter driving schools

    There’s no shortage of winter driving schools hosted by automakers these days. Each of these schools is the same basic concept with various twists on the details. Subaru, the brand known for all-weather capability, now offers its own. With Flatout Sweden and DirtFish Rally school...

  • Teaser for 2019 Subaru Forester debuting at 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Subaru Forester teased ahead of 2018 New York auto show

    A teaser shot for Subaru’s all-new, fifth-generation Forester has been released ahead of the vehicle's debut at this month's 2018 New York International Auto Show. The show is where Toyota will unveil the fifth-generation version of the rival RAV4. Both small SUVs are due in showrooms later...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA
    Subaru might drop manual transmissions in the name of safety

    Subaru says that its EyeSight automatic emergency braking suite of safety gear might spell the end of manual transmissions for its car lineup. Speaking with Auto Express at the Geneva auto show last week, Subaru U.K. Managing Director Chris Graham said, "My gut tells me it will be EyeSight with...

  • Subaru Viziv Tourer concept
    Imagine wagon: Subaru Viziv Tourer concept shows at Geneva

    It wouldn't be an auto show if Subaru didn't bring a lusty concept to the floor. On Tuesday, the automaker unveiled the Subaru Viziv Tourer concept as a preview for future long-roof designs. The Viziv Tourer is slightly more compact from head to toe than the current Subaru Outback, although the...

  • Teaser for Subaru Viziv Tourer concept debuting at 2018 Geneva auto show
    Subaru hints at possible sport wagon with Viziv Tourer concept

    In recent years, Subaru has produced a series of Viziv concepts, the name derived from the phrase “Vision for Innovation.” The latest is the Viziv Tourer concept, which is set for a debut at next month's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. All Subaru will say about the concept is that...

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