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Subaru Forester Given Top Rating in IIHS Roof Strength Test

The all-new Subaru Forester was given the top rating of 'Good' in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new roof strength rating system. Designed to help consumers pick vehicles that will help protect them in rollover crashes, twelve small SUVs were tested with only four receiving a 'good' rating. "It's not

Thermal coating enhances turbo efficiency on Litchfield Impreza

Zircotec ceramic thermal coating helps twinscroll turbo spool up 500-750rpm sooner on new Subaru Impreza based Litchfield Type-20 An importer and modifier of Japanese performance cars has been so impressed with a zirconia-based thermal coating that it has returned for more. Following the success of its Type-25, Litchfield’s new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 is the latest to benefit from Zircotec’s thermal coating, with the enhanced heat manag

First Impreza WRC stars on new car sales website

The very first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC), which debuted at Rally Monte Carlo in 1997, is for sale for £85,000 on a new website dedicated to pre-owned Prodrive-built rally cars. The 1997 Impreza WRC, chassis number PRO-WRC-97-001, was the very first car built under the new WRC regulations introduced in 1997. During the season, this chassis was used by Colin McRae, Pierro Liatti and Kenneth Erikkson before being rebuilt and sold to a Prodrive customer in 1998.  It has now been fully restored to its or

Subaru Forester Wins MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for Best Small Utility

The 2009 Subaru Forester has been recognized with the MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award for Best Small Utility. The team at MotorWeek, a weekly magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television, evaluated vehicles for this year's awards based on performance, technology, practicality and dollar value. The winners, including the new Subaru Forester, represent what MotorWeek considers to be the best in each class. "We are excited that MotorWee

subaru designs custom impreza wrx sti for rally champ travis pastrana

Subaru Designs Custom Impreza WRX STI for Rally Champ Travis Pastrana

Subaru of America, Inc. will show a one-of-a-kind Subaru Impreza WRX STI designed for its factory rally driver Travis Pastrana at the Chicago Auto Show, February 13-22 in McCormick Place. Subaru worked with Pastrana to create a brilliant yellow "199" liveried WRX STI to commemorate his third consecutive Rally America National Championship. Pastrana is scheduled to appear at the Chicago Auto Show to sign autographs in the Subaru booth February 14t

legacy concept in geneva


Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the LEGACY CONCEPT as an European premiere at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show slated for March in Geneva, Switzerland (Press days: March 3 and 4; Open to the public from March 5 through 15). In addition, Subaru Switzerland will see the introduction of Subaru's latest Justy model in their market. This Justy was introduced in 2007 for the first time in some European markets and is cu

subaru legacy concept

Subaru Legacy Concept

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy, Subaru is proud to announce a concept model that suggests the direction of future Legacy Sedan design. The LEGACY CONCEPT has been developed to showcase the Legacy’s sporting capabilities and features Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel drive system mated to a Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine. Building on the Legacy model’s heritage of sportiness, style and reliability, the LEGACY CONCEPT is presented as a global mid-size sedan with interior s

New Impreza Boxer diesel range to the Irish market

Subaru Ireland announced today the introduction of the eagerly awaited Impreza Boxer diesel range. Using the now proven Boxer diesel the Impreza comes with a six speed manual transmission, AWD and of course the turbo two litre engine producing 150 Bhp. The Impreza Boxer diesel range will be in Irish Dealer Showr

legacy concept to debut at north american international auto show

LEGACY CONCEPT to Debut at North American International Auto Show

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will give a world premiere to the LEGACY CONCEPT at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, which will open its doors to the public from January 17 through 25, 2009 (press days on January 11 through 13). Celebrating 20 years of the Legacy sedan, the LEGACY CONCEPT is a concept model to showcase the direction of future Legacy s

class-leading features for new forester turbo diesel

Class-leading features for new Forester turbo diesel

Subaru’s widely-acclaimed new Boxer Diesel engine is now available in the new Forester where it is expected to account for 80 per cent of sales and eventually turn it into Subaru’s best-selling model. First introduced in the Legacy and Outback in May, the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder horizontally-opposed Boxer Diese

subaru unveils high-performance forester xti concept

Subaru Unveils High-Performance Forester XTI Concept

Subaru of America, Inc. today revealed the Forester® XTI Concept. It will be unveiled to the public at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show, which runs at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 4-7. The Forester XTI Concept combines the versatility of the all-new Forester 2.5XT with the all

Subaru Creates Ultimate Off-Road Forester With SEMA Mountain Rescue Vehicle

Subaru of America, Inc. today revealed the Mountain Rescue Forester® Vehicle, built for the National Ski Patrol (NSP). It will debut at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show that runs at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 4-7. Working with Subaru of America, Detroit-based Specialized Vehicles built the Mountain Rescue Forester Concept as the ultimate first responder vehicle, bolstering its trail-driving capability