The Truth About Cars » rallying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:29:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » rallying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Subaru Eyes Le Mans, Has None For Compact Crossovers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/subaru-eyes-le-mans-none-compact-crossovers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/subaru-eyes-le-mans-none-compact-crossovers/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=888577 If any of you were hoping for a small crossover underneath the Subaru XV Crosstrek, you may breath now. The Pleiades-bedecked automaker has no plans for such a thing, as it has its sights on the Mulsanne Straight. Auto Express reports Subaru has no cash to spare to develop a CUV in the vein of […]

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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Exterior, Front 3/4, Picture Courtesy of Alex L. Dykes

If any of you were hoping for a small crossover underneath the Subaru XV Crosstrek, you may breath now. The Pleiades-bedecked automaker has no plans for such a thing, as it has its sights on the Mulsanne Straight.

Auto Express reports Subaru has no cash to spare to develop a CUV in the vein of the Jeep Renegade or Nissan Juke, which would need a (non-existent) supermini in its European portfolio and matching turbocharged engine just to start. If it did have every ingredient needed, however, its small crossover would be a Euro-only affair, despite sales of 500,000 per year in the United States and a rebounding Japanese market.

Meanwhile, the automaker has eyes on going back into the racing game with hybrid power, with Le Mans in particular. Toyota’s fortunes in LMP1, along with Nissan’s 2015 return, have the executives’ attention, and company insiders claim the budget to go all in could be found “if there is a big English audience to recognize the Le Mans commitment.”

As for a return to WRC, Subaru would need to rework the WRX STi to attempt to compete against current rally fighters like the Ford Fiesta RS, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo R. Thus, a return to rallying is not likely anytime soon.

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Adam Goes Rallying http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/adam-goes-rallying/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/adam-goes-rallying/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:12:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467633 Opel’s cutsey Adam city car will be offered as a privateer rally car for competition in the R2 class (which is fairly close to stock, albeit with some substantial changes like a sequential gearbox).┬áThe R2 will be the first tier in a multi-stage rally car program and Opel has apparently committed to rallying through 2016. […]

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Opel’s cutsey Adam city car will be offered as a privateer rally car for competition in the R2 class (which is fairly close to stock, albeit with some substantial changes like a sequential gearbox).┬áThe R2 will be the first tier in a multi-stage rally car program and Opel has apparently committed to rallying through 2016. Hopefully they last longer than Mini.

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Group B Rallying Is Back! Sort Of. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/group-b-rallying-is-back-sort-of/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/group-b-rallying-is-back-sort-of/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439228 It may not be sanctioned by the FIA, but Group B Rallying is back in the UK, as more than 60 entrants have signed up for a competitive rally event taking place this August. Evo magazine reports that an organization called “Rallying with Group B” is organizing a road rally in the UK that aims […]

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It may not be sanctioned by the FIA, but Group B Rallying is back in the UK, as more than 60 entrants have signed up for a competitive rally event taking place this August.

Evo magazine reports that an organization called “Rallying with Group B” is organizing a road rally in the UK that aims to recreate “the passion and atmosphere” that brought us “…fire spitting monster rally cars…” that sounded amazing and killed spectators. Taking place over the weekend of August 25th-26th, the rally will visit sites around Cheshire, including the famous Oulton Park circuit. Time to cash in those frequent flyer miles.

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