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

Forester breaking new ground

The fifth-generation Forester a fine successor to the Subarus of old, writes David Thomson. In a world of burgeoning crossover sports utility choice, the Subaru Forester stands proud as one of the originals, having been around for more tha; Read More