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ANALYSIS - Subaru Levorg GT

31 August 2016

Subaru invented the crossover when it released the first Forester back in 1997. That all-wheel drive wagon with raised suspension went on to become an enormous hit. The Levorg, the company's newest additional model, won't be a massive seller but what it does represent is a new niche for the brand, sized between where the Impreza and Legacy wagons used to sit.


ANALYSIS - 2016 Subaru Legacy/Liberty 3.6

4 May 2016

Think Subaru and you don’t immediately think ‘six-cylinder family sedan’. If the Legacy 3.6 is like no other car in the D/mid-size segment, then its unique attributes only seem to add to the appeal.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Subaru Outback & future models

13 August 2015

It's a big seller in the USA, but here in Europe, the latest Subaru Outback is a fairly rare sight. That's a shame, as it makes a terrific family car and its rev-happy Boxer diesel engine is a brilliant piece of engineering for enthusiast owners.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

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Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


Q&A with CAP-XX: Supercapacitors for stop-start

3 June 2013

Australia’s CAP-XX Ltd is developing supercapacitors to provide high power support to automotive stop-start systems, protecting and extending the operating life of the car's battery in the process. Supercapacitors are lighter than a battery, can operate at low temperatures and be charged and discharged almost without limit. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with CAP-XX’s CEO Anthony Kongats and Pierre Mars, Vice President Applications Engineering & Quality.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


INTERVIEW: TomTom's Jan-Marten de Vries

17 October 2012

TomTom is well known for its navigation systems both for OE and aftermarket applications. What is not so well known is how it is developing its range of products and services to meet the demands of today’s connected car. Vanessa Scholfield, editor QUBE Connected Car service spoke to Jan-Marten de Vries , VP Product Management of Automotive at TomTom to gain an insight into its product development and innovation in relation to car connectivity.

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Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Subaru Impreza earns IIHS safety rating

22 February 2017

The redesigned Subaru Impreza, a small car, is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to top ratings for crash protection, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good-rated...


2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 February 2017

FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all had vehicle world premieres at the 2017 Chicago auto show.


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales increase 6.8% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Subaru of America, reported 43,879 vehicle sales for January 2017, a 6.8% increase over January 2016, and the best January in the history of the company. These results continue the company's sales momentum from 2016 where Subaru achieved eight consecutive...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America production up 4.4% in 2016

20 January 2017

In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4% over the previous year total of 2,035,028 vehicles. Toyota's...


just-auto Plus only FHI global sales up 3% in 2016

17 January 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles on 17 January 2017 announced its annual production and retail sales plans for calendar year 2017. Production Japan production: 2016 - 728 units; change - (+)3%; 2017 plan - 721 units;...


just-auto Plus only FHI /TCMA TH jointly to produce Subaru vehicles

17 January 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 17 January 2016, announced its plan to enter into a basic agreement on establishing a joint venture in February 2017 with TC Manufacturing and Assembly (Thailand) (TCMA TH), a subsidiary...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Subaru US December 2016 sales up 12.3%

6 January 2017

Subaru of America, on 4 January, 2017, reported record-breaking sales of 615,132 vehicles for the 2016 calendar year; an increase of 5.6% over the previous annual record of 582,675 vehicles set in 2015. This is the eighth consecutive year of sales records for...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US selects Magellan as navigation partner

3 January 2017

Subaru of America announced on 29 December 2016 that Magellan Navi, a cloud-based navigation app, has been added to the 2017 Subaru BRZ multimedia system. The app works through the Subaru Starlink In-vehicle Technology and in conjunction with customers'...


just-auto Plus only Subaru of America sells 582,675 vehicles in 2016

22 December 2016

Subaru of America, on 21 December 2016 announced that is has set its eighth consecutive sales record ahead of the year-end close on 3 January 2017 by selling 582,675 vehicles as of 21 December. The automaker has been on a long streak of sales success with...


EyeSight equipped Subaru models surpass 1m sales

20 December 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) says its Suburu cumulative global Subaru model sales equipped with the EyeSight driver assist system surpassed 1m units in November this year.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Fiat/Subaru/Mercedes models five star

15 December 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), on 15 December 2016 published safety credentials for the Fiat 500X, Subaru Impreza and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. All three meet the latest 2016 requirements for 5...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only Subaru of America November 2016 sales up 11.4%

5 December 2016

Subaru of America on 1 December 2016 reported 51,308 vehicle sales for November 2016, an 11.4% increase over November 2015 sales of 46,070 vehicles. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 551,955 vehicles, a 4.9% gain over the same period in...


just-auto Plus only FHI Japan sales up 15.4% in October 2016

28 November 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) on 25 November 2016 announced production, Japan sales and export results for October 2016. Domestic production: October 2016 - 62,983 units; YoY change - (-)2.7% - First y/y decrease in 3 months; YTD 2016 - 602,227...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Subaru Impreza

21 November 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company announced on 21 November 2016 that it has begun supplying tyres to Fuji Heavy Industries as original equipment for the automaker’s all-new Subaru Impreza. The “Advan Sport V105” tyres have been selected for the new...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only Subaru China launches EyeSight driver assist tech

14 November 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, is pleased to announce that it will debut its unique EyeSight driver assist technology in China. EyeSight’s launch on the Chinese market, following on from its introduction to the...


Subaru Indiana plant rolls off first Impreza

3 November 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has started production of the redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza in its US plant, Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA).


just-auto Plus only FHI global sales up 8.4% in H1 FY2017

3 November 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 2 November 2016 announced its consolidated financial results for the first half of fiscal year ending 31 March 2017. FYE2017 1st half results - Consolidated net sales: Subaru’s...


just-auto Plus only FHI to terminate its industrial products business

3 November 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) resolved at an extraordinary meeting of its board of directors held on 2 November 2016 to terminate its industrial products business in order to utilise management resources more effectively to enhance the competitiveness of its...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US recalls models to replace injection pump

27 October 2016

NHTSA Campaign number: 16V738000  Component(s): Electrical system Potential number of units affected: 100,127  Manufacturer: Subaru of America. Summary: Subaru of America, (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year Legacy...


just-auto Plus only FHI Japan September 2016 sales down 3.2%

27 October 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) on 27 October 2016 announced production, Japan sales and export results for September 2016 and first half of FY 2017 Domestic production: September 2016 - 64,572 units; YoY change - 2.2% - 2nd consecutive month of y/y increase;...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US announces new 2017 Impreza pricing

19 October 2016

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new 2017 Impreza sedan and 5-door models. The Impreza debuts the new Subaru Global Platform that is designed to deliver significantly higher levels of driving engagement, interior refinement, crash...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US recalls Legacy/Outback models

17 October 2016

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V716000 Component(s):Air bags, Steering  Potential number of units affected: 54  Manufacturer: Subaru of America Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Canada sales up 8.9% in September 2016

10 October 2016

Subaru Canada, on 4 October 2016, announced record-breaking September results with sales up 8.9% and 4,611 units retailed. Year-to-date sales continue to rise as well, up 6.1% with 37,248 units sold as the Japanese automaker enters the final quarter of 2016 on...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Australia sales up 11.8% in September 2016

6 October 2016

Subaru achieved record September sales of 4,050 vehicles, according to official VFACTS figures released on 6 October 2016. Strong performances from both the passenger car and sports utility vehicle (SUV) range saw Subaru all-wheel drive sales up 11.8% for...


just-auto Plus only Subaru America September 2016 sales rise 3.5%

4 October 2016

Subaru of America on 3 October 2016, reported 54,918 vehicle sales for September 2016, a 3.5% increase over September 2015 sales of 53,070. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 446,887 vehicles, a 4.2% gain over the same period in 2015. September...

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Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Subaru Impreza earns IIHS safety rating

22 February 2017

The redesigned Subaru Impreza, a small car, is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for H...


2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 February 2017

FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales increase 6.8% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Subaru of America, reported 43,879 vehicle sales for January 2017, a 6.8% increase over January 2...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America production up 4.4% in 2016

20 January 2017

In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608...


just-auto Plus only FHI global sales up 3% in 2016

17 January 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles on 17 January 2017 announced...



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