Subaru “ Impreza 5-Door Concept ” Makes World Debut in Tokyo

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Subaru automobiles, today unveiled the “Impreza 5-Door Concept” at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The Impreza 5-Door Concept is a design concept car previewing the next-generation Impreza which is to be the first one of Subaru’s next-generation strategic vehicles envisioned in FHI’s Mid-Term Management Vision “Prominence 2020″ announced in May 2014.

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While positioned as an entry model in the Subaru lineup, its compact body features a blend of bold expressions of Subaru’s Dynamic & Solid design elements and a quality feel beyond its class – hinting at the design direction not only of the new Impreza but of Subaru’s future models as a whole.

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The Subaru look is seen in the Wide & Low stance with its sporty impression, and in the unified three-dimensional structure extending from the hexagonal grille that symbolizes the Subaru identity to the hawk-eye headlights. The front face plays the role of starting point from which the front flows via the sides to the rear, with each part uniting into a solid form.

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The rich inflection of the character line extending from the front fender to the door panels and rear shoulder, and the line rising energetically toward the rear from the lower door panel, give dynamism to the solid body surface. The powerfully extended fender flares express the reliability of Subaru All-Wheel Drive.

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The rear combination lights sharing the same motif as the headlights, as well as the powerful shoulders over the rear fenders thrusting all the way toward the rear combination lights, express a Wide & Low stance similar to the front. The tightened cabin silhouette enhances the sporty impression of the nimble 5-door style.

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Subaru Launches All-New ” WRX STI ” in Japan

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Subaru automobiles, has introduced the all-new Subaru ” WRX STI ” in Japan. Subaru’s high-performance sedan goes on sale today at Subaru dealers throughout Japan.

Embodying the WRX STI series product concept “Pure Power in Your Control” at the highest level, the WRX STI is the flagship model of the series. Every component of the vehicle, including body and chassis, has been refined and coordinated to achieve the ultimate in Subaru all-wheel drive (AWD) sports performance, enabling drivers to control the vehicle’s ample power*1 at will. Standard equipment includes Subaru’s motorsport-bred turbocharged 2.0-liter Boxer engine and multimode Driver’s Control Center Differential (DCCD) system.

Specially developed suspension further enhances chassis rigidity to enhance steering response, rear grip, and flat ride. Handling characteristics honed to cope with driving conditions anywhere in the world, including the punishing track of Germany’s Nürburgring circuit, offer agile driver response and more precise and stable cornering, while also enhancing steering stability and ride comfort of WRX STI.

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2014 TOP SAFETY PICK to the All-New Subaru 2015 WRX and WRX STI

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The manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) is announcing that the 2015 WRX and WRX STI currently sold in the North American region earned the highest possible rating of “Good” in all tests (front and side crash tests, evaluations in rear impacts, a rollover test and a small overlap test) for TSP. Subaru was awarded by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US. The other Subaru models, 2014 Legacy, 2014 Outback, 2014 Impreza, 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek and 2014 / 2015 Forester have already earned a 2014 TSP rating.

The WRX series equipped with a Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) system built around Subaru’s Boxer engine is the symbol of Subaru AWD sport performance. Ever since the first model hit the streets back in 1992, the WRX has gained worldwide support from sports car enthusiasts as a distinctive sports sedan combining impressive sport performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan.

To earn the highest possible rating of “Good” a vehicle must have in all four tests of high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. In addition, “Good” or “Acceptable” performance in a small overlap front test introduced in 2012 is also required. The small overlap test is a demanding crash that replicates what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. In the test, 25 percent of a car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. The 2015 WRX and WRX STI earned the highest possible rating of “Good” in these five IIHS evaluations for occupant protection.

 

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All-New Subaru Legacy at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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Subaru automobiles, has unveiled the all-new Legacy at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show currently being held in Chicago, United States.The new Legacy ushers in the sixth generation of its model, a full 25 years since the first generation Legacy was released in 1989. A shared universal value among the past models of the Legacy is the strong, unwavering trust built up between driver and car. Over the course of the past quarter century, Subaru has consistently sought out a presence and value commensurate with its flagship model.

The new Legacy presents functional values; ride quality, environmental friendliness and safety performance such as the new “EyeSight” and Subaru’s first rear radar system. The design and quality at the core of its emotional value, were brushed up. Legacy’s polish gives it universal appeal as a true sports sedan providing trust-inspiring driving excitement, an inspiration to drivers to dream bigger and imagine a fuller lifestyle.

The Legacy has continued to consistently offer drivers sportiness with value. Maintaining the design for the spacious, comfortable cabin spa111ce the Legacy is known for, the styling focuses on a sculptured body evoking a sense of safety and a strong base which grips the road with AWD. The chassis, steering, suspension and brakes were totally revamped for performance a head above its class. This pursuit of performance offers even more balance between steering stability and ride quality, achieving a higher quality ride.

Mid-range torque was raised on the FB25 Boxer engine – 2.5-liter, DOHC, Horizontally-Opposed, 4-cylinder, NA engine – meaning more control and a lighter feel in practical driving ranges. Also, significant changes revolving around the intake, exhaust and combustion systems have improved fuel economy. There is alsoa 3.6-liter, DOHC, Horizontally-Opposed, 6-cylinder, NA engine. By adopting the high-torque-compatible Lineartronic for 3.6-liter Boxer engine, both driveability and environmental friendliness have been achieved at a high level. Compared to the previous high-torque-compatible Lineartronic, torque converter, oil pump and forward-reverse mechanism were newly designed while employing a new shifting controller for enhanced driveability and ride quietness.

Building on a strong body frame base, both the traditional active and passive safety performance have been further advanced for improved omnidirectional safety performance. In addition to the New EyeSight, Rear and side visibility support features comprising Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) as well as Steering Responsive Fog (SRF) lamps that move to maintain good visibility to the front as the vehicle rounds a bend have been added to dramatically improve preventative safety and driving load-reduction.

 

 

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Subaru Reveals All-New WRX

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The all-new Subaru WRX has made its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The product concept for the all-new WRX is “Pure Power in Your Control”. Reigning in the intense power and superior environmental friendliness of the 2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo “DIT” engine with a body and chassis thoroughly stiffened, the new WRX has drivers rejoicing at the free reign they have over this high-powered machine. It produces a maximum 268 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm while maintaining high environmental performance. Also,along with the standard six-speed manual transmission, Sport Lineartronic has newly been adopted to the transmission. In addition to smooth shifting mode, the Sport Lineartronic comes with an eight-speed manual shift mode with sharp shifting response, allowing more drivers to enjoy a spirited drive.

Equipped with a Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) system built around Subaru’s Boxer engine, the WRX is the symbol of Subaru AWD sport performance. Ever since the first model hit the streets back in 1992, the WRX has gained worldwide support from sports car enthusiasts as a distinctive sports sedan combining impressive sport performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan.

New Subaru WRX 2014 Surfaces In Los Angeles Auto Show

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The new 2014 Subaru WRX performance sedan has appeared online once again, this time in an official promotional video for the  LA Auto Show.

The video has since been removed from YouTube, but the enthusiast site CarScoops first grabbed the image shown above. This latest ‘leak’ adds credence to the authenticity of images that surfaced online last week, revealing the same bright red WRX with gunmetal grey wheels.

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Many of the new WRX’s key details have made their way online ahead of the LA Auto Show, including power and performance figures. Thanks to a leaked specifications file that appeared in the overseas press last week, it has reportedly been confirmed that the new Subaru WRX will be driven by a 200kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo boxer engine.

Subaru WRX 2014A 5.4 second sprint to 100km/h is promised with the standard six-speed manual, while a new CVT auto model will also be offered, that unit promising a 5.9 second run.

(The Motor Report)

More details on the new Subaru WRX will be available soon.

 

 

Subaru to Unveil Legacy Concept at 2013 LA Auto Show

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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles,  announced that the“ Legacy Concept” will make its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, open to public from  November 22 through December 1, 2013). The concept model hints at the future design direction of Subaru’s flagship Legacy model. It will be unveiled at the press briefing scheduled on November 20 at Subaru booth. Since its birth in 1989, the Subaru Legacy has been praised the world over as Subaru’s flagship model for its safety, dependability and driving performance, delivered by the combination of Subaru Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD (S-AWD), Subaru’s unique core technology.

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From its first appearance to the fifth generation, Subaru Legacy has delivered new technologies to the market while enhancing this progress with its stature as a sports sedan. The current generation Legacy, which debuted in 2009, grew in size and became a“ global mid-size sedan” with its proven base performance with added space for practicality.

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As 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Legacy, the Subaru Legacy Concept expresses the design direction of next generation Legacy mid-size sedan models. The dynamic and solid styling provide comfortable interior for all occupants with secure and reliable driving from S-AWD. They also embody Subaru’s brand value of“ driving enjoyment and peace of mind” that the brand is committed to offering its customers.