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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 US sales up 4.6% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Subaru of America reported 63,215 vehicle sales for August 2017, a 4.6% increase over August 2016 and marks the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in December 2016 (63,177). The automaker also reported year-to-date sales...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Japan sales surge 19.3% in July 2017

1 September 2017

Subaru Corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for July 2017  Domestic production: July 2017 - 57,799 units; change - (-)5.5%; Trends - First y/y decrease in 2 months; YTD 2017 - 411,555 units; change - (-)3.2% Overseas...


just-auto Plus only Subaru WRX STI to feature Yokohama Advan V105 tyre

25 August 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tyre for use as the original equipment on Subaru’s WRX STI, which was released on June 20 after a major redesign. The WRX STI will come...


just-auto Plus only Subaru income rose 17.5% to JPY119.3bn in Q1 FY18

4 August 2017

Subaru Corporation announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year ending 31 March 2018. April-June 2017 Results: Consolidated Net Sales Global sales of Subaru vehicles for the first quarter rose 10.7% to 271,000 units....


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales surge 7% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Subaru of America reported 55,703 vehicle sales for July 2017, a 7% increase over July 2016, and the best July in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 360,513 vehicles, a 8.7% gain over the same period in 2016. July...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Canada sales up 5.8% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Subaru Canada (SCI) is pleased to announce its best ever July sales with results up 5.8% and 4,454 units retailed. With sales of 30,887 year to date Subaru is well positioned to surpass 2016’s annual sales record of 50,190 units. Year to date, sales...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Japan sales up 39.6% in June 2017

28 July 2017

Subaru Corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for June 2017 and First Half of CY2017  June 2017 Domestic production: June 2017 - 64,798 units; change - 0.1%; Trends - First y/y increase in 3 months Overseas production: June...


just-auto Plus only Subaru of America sales up 11.7% in June 2017

5 July 2017

Subaru of America on 3 July 2017 reported 52,057 vehicle sales for June 2017, an 11.7% increase over June 2016, and the best June in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 304,810 vehicles, a 9.1% gain over the same...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


'Post peak' period forecast for US light vehicles

29 June 2017

New vehicle sales in the US in the first half of 2017 are expected to be 8.4m, down nearly 2.3% compared to the first six months of 2016.  With growing economic headwinds, full year sales in 2017 are predicted to reach 17.1m, down 2.5% from the record 17.5m sold in 2016 and within the 16.8 to 17.3m range set by Kelley Blue Book analysts earlier this year.


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;...

Subaru news

just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales up 4.6% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Subaru of America reported 63,215 vehicle sales for August 2017, a 4.6% increase over August 2016...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Japan sales surge 19.3% in July 2017

1 September 2017

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


just-auto Plus only Subaru WRX STI to feature Yokohama Advan V105 tyre

25 August 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its global flagship “Advan S...


just-auto Plus only Subaru income rose 17.5% to JPY119.3bn in Q1 FY18

4 August 2017

Subaru Corporation announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of fiscal y...


just-auto Plus only Subaru US sales surge 7% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Subaru of America reported 55,703 vehicle sales for July 2017, a 7% increase over July 2016, and...


just-auto Plus only Subaru Canada sales up 5.8% in July 2017

4 August 2017

Subaru Canada (SCI) is pleased to announce its best ever July sales with results up 5.8% and 4,45...



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