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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.

Latest interviews


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.

Latest news


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...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US recalls certain Legacy/Outback vehicles

3 October 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V694000 Component(s): Visibility  Potential number of units affected: 592,647 All Products Associated with this Recall Associated manufacturer: Subaru of America Summary: Subaru of America, (Subaru) is recalling certain...


just-auto Plus only FHI announces organisational and executive changes

30 September 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) announces the following changes in its organisation and executive responsibility which will take effect on 1 October, 2016. 1. Organisational change FHI integrates its industrial products company with the Subaru automotive...


just-auto Plus only Subaru America August 2016 sales rise 14.7%

5 September 2016

Subaru of America, on 1 September, reported 60,418 vehicle sales for August 2016, a 14.7% increase over August 2015 sales of 52,697. August marks the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in December 2015 (56,274). The...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Levorg earns Euro NCAP five star rating

1 September 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 31 August, 2016, announced that the Levorg (European specs.) has won the highest five-star overall rating in the 2016 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) safety performance...


just-auto Plus only FHI Japan July 2016 sales drop 12.7%

31 August 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries, on 30 August 2016, announced its production, sales in Japan, and export results for July 2016. Domestic production: July 2016 - 61,133 units; YoY - (-)9.3% (First y/y decrease in 7 months); YTD 2016 - 425,215 units; YoY -...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of four new cars

31 August 2016

The safety ratings of four new cars are published by Euro NCAP on 31 August 2016: the Kia Niro, Renault Scenic, Subaru Levorg and the Toyota Hilux.  The Renault Scenic and the Subaru Levorg, both equipped as standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking...


just-auto Plus only FHI sells all shares held in Suzuki Motor

12 August 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), on 10 August, announced that the company sold the entire shares of common stock it held in Suzuki Motor Corporation on 9 August, 2016. In December 1999, FHI and Suzuki announced the formation of a strategic relationship and...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Canada sales up 4.1% in July 2016

9 August 2016

Subaru Canada on 4 August 2016, announced record-breaking July sales with 4,210 units retailed in July, an increase of 4.1%. Subaru Canada's year-to-date sales are up 2.2% with 28,125 units sold during the first seven months of 2016, representing the...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales up 3.1% in July 2016

3 August 2016

Subaru of America on 2 August 2016, reported record July 2016 sales of 52,093 vehicles, a 3.1% gain over the same month a year ago. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 331,551 vehicles, a 2.7% gain over the same period in 2015. July marked the...


just-auto Plus only Subaru reaches 3m production in its US plant

1 August 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 1 August 2016, announced that Subaru’s total vehicle production in its US plant, Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), has reached 3m units. The 3m vehicle, a 2017 Subaru Outback in Lapis...


Amorn adds Subaru to Thai dealer network

12 July 2016

Thai vehicle dealer Amorn Group plans to add Subaru to its brand portfolio this year as it continues to expand its domestic operations.


IIHS mulls passenger side crash ratings

23 June 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.


Subaru plans wider development links with Toyota

23 May 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries, which will officially change its name to Subaru Corporation on 1 April, 2017, as part of a plan to increase the recognition of the Subaru brand, will deepen the product development partnership forged with fellow Japanese automaker Toyota Motor, Fuji president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said in a recent interview with The Nikkei.


Fuji Heavy Industries to become Subaru Corporation

13 May 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries will officially change its name to Subaru Corporation on 1 April, 2017, as part of a plan to increase the recognition of the Subaru brand.

Subaru news

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% 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 resu...


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 Fu...


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. I...


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...


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 U...



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