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  • Subaru BRZ (2012 onwards) Review

    Lesser-spotted GT86 sibling has niche appeal

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £26,495 - £28,995
    PROS
    • Agile handling
    • Simple dashboard layout
    • Striking looks
    • Good standard spec
    CONS
    • Interior quality isn't great
    • Small dealer network
    • Unexciting engine
    • Useless rear seats
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  • Subaru Forester (2013 onwards) Review
    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    New price: £26,495 - £32,495
    PROS

    Improved fuel efficiency
    Genuine off-road ability
    Towing capacity
    Reliable

    CONS

    Dull interior
    Plenty of competition
    Petrol engine noisy with CVT gearbox

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  • Subaru Impreza Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    A niche choice, and likely to stay that way

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £0 - £0
    PROS
    • Standard kit and safety technology
    • Good reliability
    • Comfy ride
    • Impressive practicality
    • All-wheel drive flexibility
    CONS
    • Gutless engines
    • Lacklustre transmission
    • High fuel consumption and emissions
    • Parts of cabin look and feel cheap
    • How will the finance offers stack up?
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  • Subaru Levorg Sport Tourer (2015 onwards) Review

    No-nonsense estate replaces Legacy Tourer

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £29,995 - £29,995
    PROS
    • Well-built
    • Accomplished handling
    • Practical
    CONS
    • Mismatched cabin
    • Not cheap to buy or run
    • CVT gearbox can hamper overtaking
    • Long distance refinement
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Subaru (スバル?) (/ˈsuːbəruː/ or /sᵿbˈɑːruː/;[3][4] Japanese pronunciation: [sɯ.ba.ɾɯ])[5] is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.[6]
Subaru cars are known for the use of a boxer engine layout in most vehicles above 1500 cc. Most Subaru models have used the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout since 1972. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive became standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in most international markets by 1996, and is now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles. The lone exception is the BRZ, introduced in 2012, which uses the boxer engine but instead uses a rear-wheel-drive structure. Subaru also offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, such as the Impreza WRX and the Legacy 2.5GT. The 2.5XT trims of the Outback and Forester also include a turbocharged engine.
In Western markets, the Subaru brand has traditionally been popular among a dedicated core of buyers. Marketing is targeted towards specific niches centered on those who desire the company's signature drive train, in particular the outdoors enthusiast and affordable sports car markets.[7]

Subaru has been around a lot longer than you might think. Its first car was the 360 of 1958 - a Kei car that was designed to work best in the narrow streets of Tokyo, where parking was at a premium. From there it grew its range, and when it launched the flat-four powered Leone saloon in 1972, it gained the USP of offering 4WD on all its mainstreams cars.

In 1992, it launched the Impreza, which did a great job of casting it onto the world stage, thanks to numerous rally victories. In 2012, it launched the BRZ, in collaboration with Toyota, which ended up being its first non-4WD model in three decades. In recent years, Subaru's focus in the UK has shifted from high performance to crossovers - where its 4WD technology fits in perfectly.

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