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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Gets Wide-Body

by Subaru in the News on March 23, 2010

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When the current generation Subaru Imprezea WRX was introduced, it left many Subie enthusiasts wanting more. While the car was good looking and performed was adequately, it lacked both the quirkiness and aggressiveness of the previously model. For 2011, Subaru intends to make amends with those disappointed WRX fans by introducing an all-new wide-body design to make the WRX look and handle a little more like its predecessor.

The updated 2011 Impreza WRX is set to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next week. It will feature a 1.5-inch increase in the front and rear track. In addition, handling should also be aided by the addition of firmer rear subframe bushings and even wider 17-inch wheels. [click to continue…]

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Subaru Sets February Sales Record

by Subaru in the News on March 11, 2010

The Japanese automaker known for its commitment to boxer engines and four-wheel drive is now getting pretty well known for something new: Increasing sales.

In 2009, Subaru moved an impressive 216,652 units, breaking the company’s previous record of 200,703, set in 2006. The automaker got off to a strong start again in 2010, with two models—the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback—having their best January results ever, and the company as a whole seeing a 28 percent boost to its monthly numbers. The story only got better last month, when Subaru used a 38 percent sales jump to set a record for February results. [click to continue…]

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The Scoop on the Subaru Impreza: 2008 – 2011

by jburney on January 14, 2010

As Subaru introduced the new 2008 Impreza, many people were left feeling a bit skeptical by the Impreza’s new, mainstream design that is ideal for the average person. From the 2.5i, to the WRX, to the STi, Subaru fans are given plenty of options. The smoother lines, more spacious interior, and less aggressive look took some getting used to for previous Impreza admirers, though. Here’s a more in-depth look at what the WRX has to offer. [click to continue…]

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2010 Subaru Outback Gets Bigger and Better

by Subaru in the News on January 4, 2010

The Subaru Outback has been a mainstay in the Subaru lineup for years. While not the highest volume wagon on the market, the Subaru outback offers a level of dependability, ruggedness, and versatility that few wagons can compete with. With a solid reputation to live up to, Subaru has released an updated version of its Outback wagon and sedan for 2010.

Interior volume and ground clearance have both been increased by the Subaru Outback, thanks to new dimensions that make the 2010 Outback longer, taller, and wider than its predecessor. Cargo capacity is up to a spacious 71 cubic feet, and rear passengers get almost four more inches of legroom. [click to continue…]


Subaru Pursues Mainstream Ambitions

by Subaru in the News on December 28, 2009

With 2009 coming to a close, there are plenty of losers and few winners when it came to auto sales this year. One of these few winners was certainly Subaru. Despite the brand’s quirkiness, its blend of turbocharged power, all-wheel drive, and fuel efficient engines, have helped Subaru become a popular brand despite dwindling new car demand.

One of the main reasons why Subaru dealers have managed to keep inventory moving was due to recent updates to the five models in its lineup. The updates were part of a balancing act as newer products are intended to appeal to more mainstream U.S. car buyers, while at the same time appealing to existing Subaru customers that love the brand’s distinctive character. [click to continue…]


Subaru Returns to Rally Racing

by Subaru in the News on December 11, 2009

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Subaru made a name for itself in rally racing, but last year was forced to withdraw from the World Rally Championship due to the financial constrains of a weak global economy. Other automakers followed suit, exiting motorsports to conserve cash. However, Subaru has been synonymous with rally racing, so it didn’t seem likely that Subaru would stay away for long.

Luckily for Subaru enthusiasts, the automaker has announced it will be returning to Intercontinental Rally Championship (IRC) in 2010. While it isn’t the World Rally Championship, activity in the IRC will still keep the Subaru rally tradition alive. [click to continue…]


New Models From Subaru Coming Soon

by Subaru in the News on September 8, 2009

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The all-new Subaru Legacy and Outback were unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. The much anticipated fifth generation of these two models was long overdue and they have already received plenty of praise. But before their release, Subaru will also be adding two new models to the range, including a Touring wagon and a sport package-equipped B4 model.

Subaru’s Touring model will feature the same styling of the Legacy sedan, as well as the same engine choices. This will includes a 2.5 liter engine with 170 horsepower and 170 lb ft of toque, as well as the superb turbocharged engine that produce 265 horsepower and 258 lb ft of toque. Birmingham Subaru dealers say there will be a 3.6 liter V6 that will produce 256 horsepower and 247 lb ft of toque.

The Subaru Legacy Touring model will be larger than its predecessor according to one Boise Subaru dealer. Not only has the wheelbase grown, but so has overall length and width. Thanks to these improved dimensions, the Touring model will have improved storage space as well.

For the sport enthusiasts, the new B4 sedan will come with the 265 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. Combined with sporty 18 inch wheel and subtle body kit, a used car dealer Springfield MA suggests the B4 won’t be a vastly improved performer, but it will certainly look the part and standout from the rest of the lineup.

Although Japanese consumers will be the first to get their hands on these new models, the Touring and B4 models will hit Subaru dealers stateside by the end of 2000 with pricing close to that of the sedan. [click to continue…]


'Well-Rounded' Doesn’t do the Subaru Forrester Justice

by Subaru in the News on September 4, 2009

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It’s rather difficult to find fault with the redesigned 2009 Subaru Forrester. Sure it’s not the largest, most powerful, or most luxurious SUV or crossover on the road, but its combination of comfort, capability, and fun-to-drive characteristics is hard to find among its competitors.

Priced from below $20K, the Subaru Forrester offers plenty of value advises Chicopee Subaru Car Loans, and even beats the price of popular models in the compact crossover segment including the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V.  Like all Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard equipment on even the base Forrester. But the base model also comes with plenty of other great safety and convenience features including A/C, auxiliary input jack, electronic brake-force distribution, and a rollover sensor to name just a few. One of the few items that does not come standard in the base model is an automatic transmission.

Powering the base Subaru Forrester is a peppy 170 horsepower horizontally opposed four cylinder engine. This layout helps keep the center of gravity low for improved cornering. Unfortunately, the engine is not the most impressive in terms of fuel economy when compared with other four-cylinder competitors. The Forrester gets 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway. That being said, a used car dealer Salinas says the Forrester still features a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rating which means it’s easy on the environment.

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Inside the Subaru Forrester, the driver and passengers will find high-quality materials, outstanding fit and finish, and ergonomically designed controls which is what immediately impresses Subaru Service West Springfield customers. With large windows and a low hood out front, due to the horizontally opposed engine, visibility is excellent. What’s most interesting is that despite all of the “car-like” features of the Forrester, shoppers at one Massachusetts Subaru dealer notice it still retains plenty of positive SUV qualities, such as outstanding cargo space, ample seating for five, and even hidden storage under the cargo floor.

To round out the list of positives the Subaru Forrester also boasts a five-star safety rating from NHTSA. Everything mentioned is standard, but the Forrester can also be had with a panoramic sunroof and a turbocharged engine, which means this crossover can be ideally suited for nearly anyone’s needs. [click to continue…]

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Welcome to Subaru in the News

by Subaru in the News on September 4, 2009

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Thank you for visiting Subaru in the News. This blog is dedicated to everything and anything related Subaru, particularly reviews, new product news, Subaru dealer news, and pertinent corporate news. Although we’re just getting started, Subaru in the News will soon become the leading Subaru blog! [click to continue…]