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No More Impreza for SA 13
Sep
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in 4X4, Automotive News, Impreza, Popular, Subaru, XV on 09 13th, 2011

subaru No More Impreza for SA

Subaru South Africa has decided to drop the Impreza from its lineup. The new Subaru XV, that will be uveilied at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be replacing the Impreza range in South Africa from February 2012.

Designed by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and described as an “Urban Adventurer”, the XV is a high-riding crossover model that will likely  slot in between the Impreza and the larger Legacy Outback. The XV will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2,0-litre example of Subaru’s new FB-generation flat-four petrol engines. In addition,  A choice of either 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT transmissions will be offered.



Subaru New Concept for LA Motor Show to Hold Aloft Confidence in Motion; Fresh Teaser Out 4
Nov
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, brand philosophy, Concept car news, hybrid cars, Impreza, Subaru, TOYOTA, Upcoming Events on 11 4th, 2010

Subaru is on the verge of launching a new brand philosophy, called ‘Confidence in Motion’ and the company will be announcing the very first concept car from this brand at Los Angeles Auto Show this month.

Subaru’s new brand philosophy is aimed at a continuous product development – bringing in more products to the customer in a timely, anticipatory manner while simultaneously focusing on environmental issues.

This focus will be coupled with a keen eye on excellence in engineering to ensure top level innovation.

Reports say that the move is Subaru’s way of moving with the times and focusing on the green market and products. There is a strong possibility that the company will be concentrating more on hybrid, battery electric and possibly alternative fuel vehicles in the future.

As far as the new concept is concerned, all that can be deciphered from the teaser that was released is that the vehicle looks like it could be the next generation Impreza, which is due in 2012.



Subaru Version of Toyota FT-86 Spotted 8
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Impreza, Rear-wheel, spy, Subaru, Toyota FT-86 on 09 8th, 2010

Spy photographers have captured a few images of Subaru’s version of Toyota FT-86. The prototype is reportedly undergoing hot-weather testing in an American desert.

And what has been glimpsed right now is a curious mix of camouflage and spare parts patched in with duct tape.

Understandably, this visual makes it quite impossible to zone in on what the production model will finally look like, but based on previous renderings, this model is likely to be a striking offering from Subaru.

As per previous information, the coupe will inhabit a shortened frame of the Legacy platform, and will have the rear suspension of the Impreza.

The FT-86 will feature a 2.0-liter boxer engine – naturally aspirated; and reports say the Subaru model will be using a 2.0-liter turbo with 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS).

This will be paired to a six-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. The model will be on sale by 2013 and reports say the base price will be at a minimum of $25,000.

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