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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.

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just-auto Plus only Subaru Japan sales up 15.6% in April 2017

31 May 2017

Subaru Corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for April 2017 Domestic production: April 2017 - 59,378 units; change - (-)0.3%; Trends - First y/y decrease in 2 months; YTD 2017 - 236,790 units; change - (-)3.0% Overseas...


just-auto Plus only Subaru XV/Holden Astra score five ANCAP stars

25 May 2017

Two new cars enter the Australasian market this week with 5-star ANCAP safety ratings - the Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan. “The Astra sedan and XV offer high levels of protection to occupants across a variety of crash scenarios including frontal,...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for new Subaru XV

24 May 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its “BluEarth E70" to Subaru Corporation for use as the original equipment tyre on the automobile maker’s all-new Subaru XV. The tyre size is 225/60R17 99H. Subaru Corporation...


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Subaru operating income falls 27%

11 May 2017

Thought it posted unit sales growth and cost reduction progress, operating income at Subaru Corporation fell 27.4% year on year to JPY410.8bn due to increases in SG&A and R&D expenses as well as foreign exchange losses during the financial year to 31 March, 2017.


just-auto Plus only Subaru US recalls 2017 Impreza vehicles

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V216000 Manufacturer: Subaru of America Components: Fuel System, Gasoline Potential number of units affected: 33,131 Summary Subaru of America (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Winter fuels may vaporise...


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


just-auto Plus only Subaru Canada sells 4,652 units in March 2017

5 April 2017

Subaru Canada (SCI) is pleased to announce our best ever March sales with 4,652 units retailed. Springing forward with sales of 10,422 units so far for 2017, momentum continues to build on the fifth consecutive annual sales record set in 2016 of 50,190 units,...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales surge 11.3% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Subaru of America reported 54,871 vehicle sales for March 2017, an 11.3% increase over March 2016, and the best March in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 144,250 vehicles, a 9% gain over the same period in...


Subaru maker changes name

31 March 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries is changing its company name to Subaru Corporation to reflect the brand of cars it makes from 1 April, 2017.


just-auto Plus only FHI Japan sales up 10.2% in February 2017

30 March 2017

FHI announces production, japan sales and export results for February 2017 Domestic Production: February 2017 - 59,337 units; change - (-)3%; YoY trends - 2nd consecutive month of y/y decrease; YTD 2017 - 109,806 units; change - (-)6.5% Overseas...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner launches new VCT technology

27 March 2017

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, launched its new compact cam torque actuated (CTA) variable cam timing (VCT) technology with mid-position lock in the new Subaru 1.6- to...


ANALYSIS - 2017 Levorg & future Subarus

22 March 2017

Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Subaru of America February 2017 sales rise 8.3%

2 March 2017

Subaru of America reported 45,500 vehicle sales for February 2017, an 8.3% increase over February 2016, and the best February in the history of the company. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 89,379 vehicles, a 7.5% gain over the same period in...


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...

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just-auto Plus only Subaru Japan sales up 15.6% in April 2017

31 May 2017

Subaru Corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for April 2017 Dome...


just-auto Plus only Subaru XV/Holden Astra score five ANCAP stars

25 May 2017

Two new cars enter the Australasian market this week with 5-star ANCAP safety ratings - the Subar...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for new Subaru XV

24 May 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its “BluEarth E70" to S...


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Ta...


Subaru operating income falls 27%

11 May 2017

Thought it posted unit sales growth and cost reduction progress, operating income at Subaru Corpo...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US recalls 2017 Impreza vehicles

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V216000 Manufacturer: Subaru of America Components: Fuel System, Gasol...



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