Paris Preview: Subaru Outback Facelift Uncovered

We — and the rest of Europe's motoring press — be getting our first view of the facelifted Subaru Legacy Outback, which went on sale in Japan earlier this year. Once described as "aggressive blandness" (hmm) the new design will appear in the continent's forecourts in the fall, when the new model arrives for sale.… » 9/01/06 10:37am 9/01/06 10:37am

If You Want Me, Give Me a SI: 2007 Subarus Get Intelligent

As Subaru reps said at the New York auto show last April, the company is launching its SI-Drive system for the 2007 model year. The system's three-position knob lets drivers adjust engine performance for driving needs and conditions — from economical to sporty. Driving modes include "Sport Sharp," which delivers the… » 8/08/06 3:38pm 8/08/06 3:38pm

Facelifted Legacy and Outback: Effective Immediately...In Japan

Interestingly, on their restyled Legacy and Outback models (due out in Japan as of right now), the cats at Fuji Heavy Industries have decided to forego the Flying Vagina nose treatment in favor of a somewhat more restrained look that seems to recall Mazda, Ford and Acura all at once. In other words, it's a melange of… » 5/24/06 4:00pm 5/24/06 4:00pm

New York Wrap Up: Subaru Legacy Spec.B

We've packed up our swag (more on that later) and vacated New York's Jacob Javits center, where this year's auto show will continue outside the circling kleig lights of the Automotive Media Establishment(TM). Still, there's wrapping up to do. For instance, Subaru unveiled its new, 2007 Spec.B model, which includes… » 4/14/06 9:34am 4/14/06 9:34am

Girls Love Subarus/It's a Major Award: The Legamino!

While we were out and about with Jonny Loverman the other day in a Schnitzer-tuned 6-Series, we got no attention from women. Later, rolling through Santa Monica in his hotted-up Impreza five-door (like punk, but it's a car!), a hot girl totally blew kisses at us. Quoth Jonny: "I still don't understand why you got the… » 4/14/06 12:07am 4/14/06 12:07am

Toyota and Subaru Form Alliance

In addition to buying 8.7 percent of GM's former share in Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries — becoming its top shareholder — Toyota and Subaru are becoming friends with benefits, according to Asahi. A new strategic alliance between the companies will focus on three areas: manufacturing, start-up of production lines… » 10/07/05 9:45am 10/07/05 9:45am

Subaru Announces Price of 2006 Legacy 2.5 spec.B

Unlike in Japan, where Subaru's Legacy GT spec.B is a barn-burner of a sports sedan, the US model will be more of a loaded-to-the-headliner touring carriage. Subaru announced the MSRP of its 2006 2.5 GT spec.B will be $34,620 — including a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine, producing 250hp and 250 lbs-ft. of… » 10/06/05 2:41pm 10/06/05 2:41pm

Subaru Launches Legacy Spec B

Subaru has launched a version of its Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B performance sedan in the US. Subaru watchers will lament it won't have the same 276hp, 2.0-liter rally-inspired motor as the coveted Japanese model; US buyers will have to be satisfied with the same 250 hp turbocharged-intercooled Boxer engine in the Legacy… » 9/21/05 8:00am 9/21/05 8:00am

Spy Photos: 2006 Subaru Legacy Spec B

Edmunds Inside Line has some video footage of Subaru's special-edition Spec B Legacy GT during road testing in the US. Apparently, Subaru is bringing the Spec B Legacy — which could sport a 276-hp single-turbo / intercooled 2.0-liter flat-four, if not the 2.5-liter mill used in current US-spec GTs — stateside. (Sport… » 8/17/05 2:00pm 8/17/05 2:00pm