40 Years Of Not Getting Stuck: A Subaru AWD History

Subaru's now famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is 40 years old. Contrary to what you might expect, the first couple of Subarus using it were not turbocharged racecars fighting against the mud and snow but rather affordable coupes and family cars in need of some extra grip. The Japanese company has been commited to… » 12/06/12 5:30pm 12/06/12 5:30pm

Japanese GP Goes to Fuji for '07

While it hosted the Japanese Grand Prix when we were knee-high to a tadpole back in '76 and '77, Suzuka's generally considered the Big Papa-san of Rising Sun raceways due to its status as the home of the venerable race. But that might be about to change. It's now been confirmed that the 2007 race will be held at the… » 3/24/06 2:52pm 3/24/06 2:52pm

American Fuji Plant to Build Toyotas?

Fuji Heavy Industries' Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. plant may slap together Toyotas for its new sugar daddy as early as 2007, sources say. Subie and 'Yota officials, while admitting such a possibility, say that the declaration is premature and no such agreement has been signed. Still, given the way Toyota's been… » 12/05/05 12:48pm 12/05/05 12:48pm

Subaru's Daddy Partners With Japanese Energy Heavy on Electric Cars

There's a laundromat in Oakland, California, right 'round the corner from the old apartment of a girl we were all hot and bothered about around the turn of the century. It's called the 'Lectric Washhouse. Which is quite possibly the best name for a laundromat, ever. We heard there was a sighting of the girl in chichi… » 9/06/05 5:02am 9/06/05 5:02am

Subaru Parent's New Hybrid Battery Reported to Last 150,000 Miles

According to AutoWeek, Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries will market a new manganese lithium-ion battery hybrid battery with an estimated life of 15 years or 150,000 miles, in contrast to eight years or 100,000 for that of the Toyota Prius. Still, to make the venture profitable Fuji needs to get the batts into more… » 8/24/05 1:35pm 8/24/05 1:35pm