Tag: Subaru

By on November 20, 2013

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Forget CVTs in WRXs; Subaru has dropped their Legacy Concept at the 2013 LA Auto Show, illustrating the design direction the Japanese automaker aims to take in the near future.

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By on November 20, 2013

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Subaru is calling this the next trend in urban SUVs. That’s fine by us. Little is known about the technical specs of the Subaru Cross Sport, but it’s apparent that if the BRZ and the BMW M Coupe had a baby, this would be the offspring.

By on November 20, 2013

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Not many details have been released so far about the Subaru Cross Sport Design concept, which the company says is a combination of “sport” and “utility” and features “easy seat access, a comfortable interior, and abundant luggage space” and it’s supposed to show the direction forward for urban SUVs. They also could have said that it’s a stretched, jacked up BRZ station wagon, since with a horizontally opposed engine up front driving the back wheels, the Cross Sport Design is based on the sports car platform shared by Toyota/Scion and Subaru. (Read More…)

By on November 19, 2013

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At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show today, Subaru unveiled its Levorg concept, a sporty wagon that’s set to arrive in Japan next year but, unfortunately, isn’t likely to cross the Pacific.

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By on November 19, 2013

wrxdirtJalopnik managed to snag a promo image of the Subaru WRX driving in the dirt, thanks to a now disappeared Edmunds video. Looks like the “Impreza with a Guy Fawkes mask” styling is here to stay. Expect an official reveal at tomorrow’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

By on November 15, 2013

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While those who opt for the upcoming 2015 Subaru WRX STi can still row their own, those who prefer to let the transmission do the work may (or may not) be disappointed to find a CVT in their new WRX.

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By on November 15, 2013
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2007 Photo, Toyota Camry being assembled at Lafayette, Indiana Subaru factory.

Media reports citing Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. executive vice president, Tom Easterday say that Toyota will stop having Subaru build Camrys for sale in North America at SIA’s Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant when the current five year contract expires in 2017. ”Based on changes in Toyota’s production plans, they have decided that the award-winning Camry production contract will not be renewed,” the  Louisville Journal & Courier quoted Easterday as saying. Toyota declined comment. Subaru’s parent company Fuji said no decisions have been made and that it had nothing official to announce. Subaru has been building Camrys for Toyota in Indiana since 2005. (Read More…)

By on November 7, 2013

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It’s been a year-and-a-half, and the Toyobaru twins have not lost their luster. Proximity has not made the heart grow less fond. American sports car consumers still want to buy the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ.

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By on October 31, 2013

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A new gold dawn for touring cars is upon us if Subaru is to be believed. Come November, the automaker will unveil the future of the Legacy and Outback at the Tokyo Motor Show: The Levorg.

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By on October 25, 2013

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The Subaru Tribeca and TTAC have a long history together so it is with some sadness that we have to announce that Subaru has formally decided to end production of the mid-sized crossover next January. The last deliveries of the Lafayette, Indiana built Tribeca will be made to dealers in February 2014.

Company executives have indicated for a while that the replacement would be a larger three row, seven seat SUV but a company spokesperson wouldn’t release any more details. Subaru has sold only 78,000 Tribecas since it went on sale in the U.S. in 2005, with only 1,247 deliveries so far this year, down 19% from last year. Slow sales have been attributed to quirky styling and a lack of rear seat space.

By on October 1, 2013

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September was a great month for Subaru, with the brand up 15 percent. Ford, Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW also posted solid gains. General Motors,Hyundai/Kia, Toyota, Nissan and Honda saw declines, as the SAAR dipped to 15.3 million units amid decreased consumer and business confidence. Table below the jump.

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By on August 1, 2013

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Fuji Heavy Industries, the Subaru’s corporate parent, had a 400% increase in operating profit due to strong U.S. sales for that brand. North American sales for Subaru in its largest market were up 30% to 116,000 unites in the quarter just ended. Fuji’s operating profits were 69.64 billion yen ($739.6 million), up from 17.33 billion yen ($184.05 million) last year, a record for quarterly profits for that company. (Read More…)

By on July 26, 2013

Your humble E-I-C pro tem recently had the chance to rallycross a WRC-engined Subaru in Texas and I enjoyed myself like you wouldn’t believe. More importantly, I met the Texas Rally Sport crew, which is even cooler than Toretto’s crew in the first F&F, although not quite as cool as any crew containing both Ludacris and Sung Kang.

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By on July 16, 2013

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Between the A+ report card from Consumer Reports and a last-crossover-standing result for the IIHS small overlap test, even Tommy Callahan could sell somebody a Subaru Forester. “Here comes the meat wagon WEEE-OOO WEEE-OOO and the medic gets out and says, ‘Oh my God’. New guy’s around the corner puking his guts out – all because you wanted to buy a RAV4.”

Factor in some much-improved fuel economy from a continuously variable transmission, and the sales figures are like spank-tra-vision to Subie execs: up by a third year-to-date. Holy shnikes! Is this the year the lovable approach hiking shoe crosses-over from niche product to all-round segment leader? Let’s go camping. (Read More…)

By on July 15, 2013

TTAC commentator markholli writes:

Hi Sajeev,

First, a big “thank you” to you and all of the contributors and commenters on TTAC for hours of free entertainment. Keep up the good work! Now that I’m done buttering everybody up I’ll get to the matter at-hand. I have a 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i (base) which has been my wife’s daily driver.  (pictured above, literally – SM) (Read More…)

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