Alex Nishimoto on October 26 2011 2:00 PM
Subaru has already revealed the production version of the XV crossover concept from the 2011 Shanghai auto show, and the company has now told us that the high-riding Impreza hatch will come to the U.S. next year. What the car ultimately will be called when it's traipsing around northern Vermont is up in the air, however, with Subaru spokespeople telling us the badge has yet "to be decided." The crossover will replace the Outback Sport, but may not carry over that moniker.
The production XV that Subaru brought to…
Gear: 2013 Subaru WRX, STI Split From Impreza
Automotive News reports that Subaru will begin marketing its Impreza WRX and STI performance models separately from the conventional Impreza when the car is redesigned next month. That means the "Impreza" name will be dropped for the derivatives - but more importantly, they will get their own platforms when they are redesigned in 2013. The new strategy is designed to allow Subaru to focus on the redesigned Impreza's improved fuel economy and added interior space - important considerations in the compact car segment, said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales for…
2013 Subaru WRX STI to be meaner, leaner
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The full report is available in TrueCar.com's monthly TrueTrends Report. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory data.
Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in October were Subaru, Honda and Hyundai. Near the bottom…
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As the growing importance of storm water management is underscored by recent flooding throughout the northeast United States, Subaru of America announces the installation of two rain gardens, the first of which will be installed on October 13 at the company's headquarters in Cherry Hill, and the second one later this fall at the company's…
By Aaron Gold, About.com Guide
2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0iPhoto © Subaru
Subaru is looking to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles by 30 percent and will introduce new technologies like turbocharging, different transmissions and hybrid systems to help meet those goals.
First up will be a blitz of new product built on an all-new lightweight architecture that will replace the current platform used by all Subaru products. Subaru's insistence on all-wheel drive means that its vehicles are handicapped in the fuel efficiency stakes, due to AWD's extra weight and complexity, and the company must take extra steps to stay…