Subaru Recalls, Replaces Ascents

Recalls can have a devastating effect on manufacturers. Wide coverage of an existing issue can create real problems with brand perception, be it Toyota’s unintended acceleration, or pretty much anything Fiat/Chrysler.

Unlike in the tech world, however, where products can hit the market with glaring issues later addressed by patches, the car world doesn’t have the same luxury. You’re not going to download a new back bumper for the Tesla Model 3 that was just delivered.

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Ford to Take Fusion Outback

Subaru has found themselves in the crosshairs of an unlikely competitor — it seems that Ford is looking to develop a ‘high-roofed wagon’ to compete directly with the Japanese name-plate.

Taking the Fusion name from the soon-to-be-extinct sedan, the Blue Oval is looking to model the new iteration after the Outback, the ever-more-popular wagon-ish vehicle renowned for its symmetrical all-wheel drive and off-road capabilities.

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Toyota 860 Looks Faster, Isn’t

Toyota is releasing a GT86 variant know as the Toyota 860 Special Edition. Addressing the only real concern for the current GT86 (and it’s Subaru sibling, the BRZ), namely it’s lack of power, Toyota’s bolted on some performance parts that are sure to add weight if not horsepower. Continue reading “Toyota 860 Looks Faster, Isn’t”

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Unveiled: Naps Ensue

Perhaps concerned that they may fall into Honda’s redesign-beyond-recognizability trap, Subaru is sticking the course and refusing to put any more than the minimal amount of effort into their current designs. See: the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, revealed at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. Continue reading “2018 Subaru Crosstrek Unveiled: Naps Ensue”