A dog is for life, not just for Christmas, we are told. But what if the same were true for cars? If you had to stick with the same car for the rest of your life, would you really choose that sporty little roadster? Or that hulking great SUV? For 2015, the Subaru Outback has been comprehensively revised, with new styling, a new interior, and substantial revisions to the underpinnings. We ask whether the result is a car you could live with for the rest of your life...
Watch our video review of the 2015 Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic.
The Subaru Forester has received a round of changes for the 2015 model year, not the least of which is the arrival of the company's Lineartronic CVT auto as an option for the diesel-powered models.
The new Subaru Outback will go on sale in the UK this April, with a choice of diesel or petrol engines, and with prices starting from £27,995.
Although first launched in Japan back in 2012, the Pound-to-Yen exchange rate meant that the new Subaru Impreza didn’t make it to these shores. However, recent currency movements in our favour allowed Subaru UK to construct a business case for importing what is now the company’s entry-level model, and it slots conveniently into the range below the Subaru XV with which it shares much of its basic architecture.
Watch our 2015 Subaru WRX STI Video Review.
Maybe we should just jump right in and ask the most obvious question first: is there a place in the world any more for the Subaru WRX STI? There can be little doubt that the WRX (Subaru no longer calls it an Impreza) is a truly iconic car. But up against the accessible power of something like the VW Golf R, is the Subaru WRX STI nothing but a busted flush?
Subaru has reinstated the entry-level SE model to its BRZ range, usefully undercutting its sister car, the Toyota GT86. The BRZ SE will be priced from £22,495.
The Subaru BRZ has just been reduced in price by £2,500, effective from 1st May 2014. Subaru UK says it is 'determined to pass on the benefits of a favourable exchange rate' to customers.
Watch our review of the 2014 Subaru XV.
Originally launched in the UK in 2012, the Subaru XV is a sort of anti-hero for the crossover market. Revised for 2014 with engine, suspension and interior tweaks, we test Subaru's somewhat quirky answer to the burgeoning compact SUV market.
The Subaru Impreza will make its return to the UK this summer, not just with the fire-spitting WRX STI, but also a more conventionally-powered model, branded the Impreza RC.