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Subaru Plans Sportier WRX Models Next Year

Subaru Plans Sportier WRX Models Next Year

Aug 27 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

More new Subarus coming

Word has surfaced that starting in 2016 Subaru will be producing the redesigned four and five-door Impreza. The redesigned Impreza will be produced at the Subaru Lafayette Indiana plant. The vehicle...

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Subaru Plans Sportier WRX Models Next Year

Aug 27 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

More new Subarus coming

Word has surfaced that starting in 2016 Subaru will be producing the redesigned four and five-door Impreza. The redesigned Impreza will be produced at the Subaru Lafayette Indiana plant. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in late 2016 or early 2017.

In 2014, Subaru will reportedly be launching redesigned versions of the WRX and STI versions of the Impreza for sportier look. Reports also indicate that the Outback and Legacy will be redesigned in Q3 2014.

Rumors also indicate that Subaru is looking to replace the Tribeca with a seven-seat SUV/crossover within the next three years. A refreshed BRZ is expected in late 2015 for the 2016 model year. Subaru has been contemplating whether or not it wants to create a mainstream vehicle to combat other brands such as Nissan and others.


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Car Review: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Jul 30 2014 3:03pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

LITCHFIELD HILLS, CT — If one were to judge the people here in this rolling, semi-rural part of New England — with colonial houses and American flags flying from verandas a common sight — solely by the type of car driven, the inordinate number of Subarus seen on the road might suggest they are pragmatic, preferring something sensible for the cold, snowy winters. If these hardy, practical types would like to fly more of a freak flag this coming winter, Cadillac has something extra st ...
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14 hours ago

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car

Jul 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Toyota GT86 was launched in 2012, along with its Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S siblings. Although the GT86 was only sold in Europe, both the BRZ and the FR-S arrived in the United States for the 2013 model year. All three sports cars share the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, boxer engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant mates to either a six-speed manual or a six ...
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15 hours ago

Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Tougher IIHS ...
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19 hours ago

Subaru Faces Class-Action Suit for Excessive Oil Consumption

Jul 30 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Due to ignored concerns over a large amount of oil consumption in new Subaru models, Subaru of America could be facing a lawsuitSubaru of America could face a class-action lawsuit over its alleged inaction regarding excessive oil consumption in its most popular models. Those involved with the proposed suit claim that Subaru knew about the excessive oil consumption and failed to inform buyers, even going so far as to refuse warranty coverag ...
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1 day ago

What were they thinking? A look at the 10 worst ‘halo’ cars

Jul 29 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

By definition, a “halo” vehicle is supposed to beam a positive light — or brand image — about its maker. Or, for more practical reasons, attract new vehicle buyers into showrooms filled with less exciting cars and trucks. Historically, the original 1990s Dodge Viper is considered the most successful halo car of all time. It enhanced Dodge’s role as Chrysler’s “performance” brand at a time when it was better known as the maker of the plebeian rides like the K-Car and the Neon. Unfor ...
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2 days ago

Scion xB to be replaced by Auris hatchbach, iQ dead after 2014

Jul 28 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Scion, Toyota Scion seemed like such a good idea when it was first launched. Toyota's aim was to provide young people with stylish, affordable cars that would serve as a gateway to the automaker's family of products. It was also supposed to be something of an incubator for new ideas that were too radical for its more conservative Toyota and Lexus brands. Over a decade since its launch, the brand has languished, and today's showroom is pop ...
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2 days ago

European jury unveils 32 candidates for 2015 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A jury of 58 automotive journalists from Europe have unveiled its 32 candidates for the 2015 Car of the Year. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW i8, BMW x4, Citroen C1*, Citroen C4 Cactus*, Fiat 500X (hasn’t been launched yet)*, Ford EcoSport*, Ford Mondeo (Fusion in Canada), Hyundai i20*, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Me ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


2 days ago

European jury names 31 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EuropeEvery year a panel of jurists representing a variety of automotive publications in different languages and from different countries get together and pick their Car of the Year. It's a long and exhaustive process, and it starts right here. For the 2015 award, the panel has identified 31 candidates: the Audi TT; BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Coupe, i8 and X4; the Citroën C1 and C4 Cactus; Fiat 500X (which hasn't even been un ...
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2 days ago

Five discontinued cars we’ll miss (and five we won’t)

Jul 28 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

As the saying goes, nothing good lasts forever. It’s an unfortunate facet of life that applies to stuff like KFC’s Double Down sandwich, your favourite shirt and cars. Some nameplates have been around for decades, while others have their plugs pulled at some point due to slow sales. Yes, it’s the very reason why we’ve lost countless cars we’ve loved. Whenever it happens, a part of us hurts when we find out that the days of a car we love are numbered. Because it never gets any easier, let us ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


2 days ago

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Record Car Loans, Mad Max 4: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jul 28 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Quick Drive The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid probably isn’t going to win over typical hybrid shoppers; but it’s going to charm the traditional Subaru crowd—as well as some shoppers who realize that this small hatchback strikes out a lot of the compromises that have... ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.


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