Subaru Takes Top Spot in 2012 Consumer Report Top Picks

Subaru replaced Honda as the top-rated automaker by Consumer Reports today, in a bit of an upset.

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2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy and Outback Recalled For Brake Defect

Subaru announced today that they’re stopping sales and issuing out a recall on 2012 models of the Impreza, Legacy and Outback due to complaints about increased brake pedal travel. Around 3,000 cars will be recalled with notices being sent to vehicle owners within the next couple of days. A stop-sale was also put into affect on November 25th with Subaru making it a priority to fix the 3,000 recalled vehicles and those still in inventory.

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Subaru Launching Custom Imprezas, WRX STIs: SEMA Preview

Subaru of America will be showing off several of their record setting race cars alongside custom Subaru Performance Tuning models at this year’s SEMA Show. Also at the Subaru booth this year will be the Isle of Man record setting WRX STI making its US debut alongside David Higgins’ 2011 Rally America Champion WRX STI.

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BMW M5 V10-Powered Subaru Impreza Sounds Sweet, Goes Like Stink [Video]

There was really only one problem with the V10-powered E60 BMW M5. The issue? A heavy sedan powered by a low torque, high-revving engine that required full throttle and 8-10ths driving to be any real fun.

Pair that engine with a light weight race car (a Subaru Impreza for instance), however, and you’ve got quite a package. That’s exactly what one original thinker did, with plenty of custom fabrication work that can be seen in a full build gallery here.

Video of the car’s first shakedown runs have just hit the net and while the car is reportedly not making full power, it certainly sounds incredible!

[Source: Jalopnik]

Watch the video after the jump:

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Consumers Petition Subaru To Halt Sales In Saudi Arabia Over Female Driving Ban

Whether intentional or not, Subaru seems to be labeled as a “progressive” brand, and while their website contains the usual corporate gibberish about supporting and embracing “…the communities in which we live and work,” the company tends to put its money where its mouth is, openly supporting the LGBT community as well as motorsports and outdoors enthusiasts.

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Subaru Lauches IPad App for Outback, Forester And WRX/STI

Subaru of America has announced the launch of its new iPad applications based on its 2011 model digital brochures. The free apps allows users to explore the 2011 Outback, Forester and WRX/STI through the iPad utilyzing videos, interactive demonstrations and 360-degree views.

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Subaru Planning to Separate Impreza From WRX and STI Versions

Subaru is pushing ahead to differentiate the WRX and STI performance models from their lesser, Great-Dane-schlepping brethern.

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New York 2011: 2012 Subaru Impreza Gets 36 MPG And All-Wheel Drive [Video]

Subaru took the wraps off their new 2012 Impreza sedan and 5-door at the New York Auto Show, riding a wave of strong sales and revamped products designed to appeal more to American consumers.

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NHTSA Investigating Kia and Subaru Models For Safety Defects; Recall Possible

The Subaru Impreza and Kia Sorrento are currently under the scrutiny of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as the government agency is investigating the cars for serious defects.

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Subaru Resumes Car Production In Japan

Subaru will re-start their large car production plant, nearly a month after an earthquake caused parent company Fuji Heavy Industries to shut the factory down.

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2012 Subaru Impreza To Make Appearance At New York Auto Show

With Subaru‘s Impreza compact due for a replacement soon, and a concept shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past fall, the debut of the new car is getting ever closer. In fact, a Subaru executive recently confirmed that the target date for the new car is an August, 2011 release.

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Subaru Releases Impreza Concept Video

Subaru has released a video of their new Impreza Concept floating around a futuristic make-believe highway while funky new age music plays in the background.

The two minute clip, looking remarkably similar to the types of videos shown at press launches, doesn’t really give any new information on the Impreza, but we do know that the Concept is supposed to have a 2.0L Boxer four-cylinder and the dreaded CVT gearbox so familiar to Subaru products.

Hit the jump to see the video

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LA 2010: Subaru Impreza Concept Foreshadows Future Model [Video]
SEMA 2010: Subaru Impreza STi Nurburgring Special

The other star of the Subaru booth is decidedly less ostentatious than Travis Pastrana’s hillclimb special, but has an equally impressive motorsports pedigree.

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SEMA 2010: Travis Pastrana's Subaru STi Takes Its Rightful Place

The star is Subaru‘s SEMA stand is undoubtedly the same Subaru STi used by Travis Pastrana for his record setting hillclimb up Mt. Washington.

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