New Outback moves ahead

David Thomson has been out and about in the latest Subaru Outback, and he is impressed by its capabilities as an open-road tourer. What’s new?The sixth-generation Subaru Outback was introduced to Dri; Read More

Is it a GOOAT? Ross Kiddie checks out the new Subaru Outback.

The GOOAT – Greatest Outback Of All Time is Subaru’s slogan for its latest generation station wagon. It’s a kind of corny catchphrase but there’s no disputing the claim, the new Outback is surely worthy of high praise. I see it as competin; Read More

Important step for Subaru

David Thomson tries two models from Subaru’s Forester range. What’s new?When Subaru introduced the fifth-generation Forester to New Zealand in 2018, it immediately impressed, picking up that year’s n; Read More

Outback in Central Otago

Richard Bosselman heads into Goat country in the new Subaru Outback. When the previous Outback was released, Subaru wanted to make a statement about how tough it was, so they ran the media event on a classic Central Otago ; Read More

Get behind the wheel of the sprightly Subaru Forester Hybrid

A southerly gale was buffeting the media evaluation car and the roads were drenched with rain, not ideal conditions to be out driving. However, I was relaxed because I was dr; Read More

Subaru shows hybrid intention

Swimming against the current as the world moves to a largely electric vehicle future is becoming ever tougher, and now Subaru has joined those going with the flow, launching hybrid versions of its XV crossover and Forester sports utility i; Read More

Positive response to Volkswagen ‘imposter’

‘‘Joy spreader’’ ... Wendy Lobb and her 1997 Subaru Sambar. In a three-part series, motoring reporter Shawn McAvinue asks Wendy; Read More

Outback X at home off seal

Subaru is keeping its Outback lineup fresh with the new X variant. David Thomson checks it out. What’s new?Subaru’s SUV-like wagon, the Outback, is up for full replacement in 2021, but in the meantim; Read More

McRae eyeing threepeat

Rod Millen’s purpose-built driveway in the Coromandel Peninsula will once again host the annual battle for hill climb supremacy, as Alister McRae aims for his third consecutive victory this weekend. Brother of the late, great Colin McRae, ; Read More

Forester car of the year

A family-friendly SUV with a starting price-tag of $39,990 has beaten tough competitors to be named as the 2018 New Zealand Car of the Year. Picked by members of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild from around the country, the Subaru Forester; Read More