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2020 Subaru Impreza Gets Facelift, Slight Price Increase

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2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan

CVT models also get more standard equipment.

Subaru has given the Impreza a list of new upgrades for the 2020 model year, notably a revised front fascia and some new tech features.

The 2020 Impreza gets an updated grille, a new front bumper, and new wheel designs for the Sport and Limited trim levels, while the 5-door Impreza also sports updated taillights. A new color option joins the lineup: Ocean Blue Pearl.

As for tech, the compact Subaru now offers a rear seat reminder system and standard automatic door locks.

2020 Subaru Impreza Hatchback driving rain

Powered is provided by a 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of torque, divided between all four wheels by either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Subaru’s Symmetrical all-wheel drive system comes standard.

Drivers can expect fuel economy of up to 36 mpg in highway driving.

The 2020 Subaru Impreza sedan has a starting price of $19,595 ($100 more than the previous model), while the Impreza 5-door kicks off at $20,095. Both prices include destination fees.

In related news, Subaru has built over 4 million vehicles in America.

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Next-Gen Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 Officially Confirmed

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2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition, Black

The redesigned sports cars could ride on Toyota’s TNGA architecture.

Subaru and Toyota have announced that they are deepening their partnership, which will result in a successor to the BRZ and 86 sports cars.

“To deepen their relationship and to strengthen their ties toward advancing to the next stage while respecting the identity of each other’s brand, the two companies have agreed that Toyota will increase its equity stake in Subaru and that Subaru will acquire shares in Toyota,” joint statement stated.

The Japanese automakers did not provide specifics about what they are working on, but rumors suggest the two coupes could be underpinned by Toyota’s TNGA architecture and source power from a variation of the Subaru Ascent’s 2.4-liter engine.

In addition to the next-generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86, the partnership will also see the companies team up on all-wheel drive vehicles and more Subaru hybrid vehicles, and cooperate on autonomous driving tech.

Notably, Toyota has grown its ownership stake to a minimum of 20-percent voting rights, with Subaru “foreseen to become an affiliated company of Toyota.”

In related news, Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has hinted that the next-generation 86 will drive better than the new Supra.

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Subaru Begins Production Of 2020 Legacy And Outback

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2020 Subaru Outback, off-road

A new Outback is and Legacy are upon us, and they are better than before.

In today’s automotive market, cutting edge technology and vehicle performance standards are continuing to increase to incredible heights. Looking at the upcoming generation of vehicles, Subaru has set the stage with their upcoming release of the 2020 Legacy sedan and 2020 Outback SUV, taking what their predecessors have done successfully and upgrading them to improved heights.

With the top-tier marks for comfort and performance that the Outback and Legacy are already putting up, they are excited to announce that their Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has begun official production of both models.

According to our sources at , SIA acts as Subaru’s only manufacturing facility inside the U.S.A. that produces Ascent, Impreza, as well as the new 2020 Legacy and Outback models. Since the starting production of Subaru vehicles in 1989, SIA has increased its overall output of vehicles from 67,000 to approximately 380,000 per year employing around 5,900 associates and specialists. Most impressive is Subaru’s commitment to actively supporting the environment, marking SIA as the first auto assembly plant in the U.S.A. to achieve zero-landfill status. Each of the employees from SIA are exemplary leaders in environmental stewardship and volunteering, with the facility being recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

The 2020 Outback SUV has already established itself as a top-tier SUV ranking high on charts for its roomy and comfortable interior, spacious cargo capacity with impressive safety and tech features. Powering the Outback at higher trim levels is a strong 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer 4-cylinder engine that works well with the Outback’s off-road capabilities and supports a max tow capacity of 3,500 lbs. The roomy interior offers comfortable seating for driver and passengers while supporting a large cargo capacity, even for the mid-size SUV class. The 2020 Outback also comes standard with Subaru’s award-winning Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that works in conjunction with adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, automatic pre-collision braking, and more.

The SIA facility also is now producing the 2020 Legacy, that has built itself through the generations as a capable and reliable sedan. The Legacy comes packed with a solid engine and drivetrain offering a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission offering a great response and smooth acceleration. Subaru continues their example set of environmental altruism with the 2020 Legacy’s great gas mileage thanks to the efficient turbocharged engine and features such as auto stop/start. The Legacy also brings in award-winning safety functionality with its kit including Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as well as the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system. These technologically advanced features help to prevent accidents while offering convenient driver assistance during everyday travel. Subaru anticipates high safety marks across the board with these features, on top of the sturdier frame that the Legacy will be wielding, helping to absorb over 40-percent more energy in a high-velocity impact situation.

The 2020 Outback and 2020 Legacy enter roadways soon, setting the standard in safety and technology for the respective classes. We are excited to see how these vehicles measure with other upcoming models, as the Subaru of Indiana Automotive starts its production in the zero-landfill status facility.

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Subaru BRZ tS Returns For 2020, Costs $32,395

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2020 Subaru BRZ tS Sports Car

There is no massive rear wing this time around.

Subaru has brought back the BRZ tS for another round of exclusivity.

The latest BRZ tS is a bit toned down from the 2018 model year, doing away with the massive high-mounted rear wing for a more subdued low-profile spoiler. Other design touches include a Cherry Blossom Red accent on the front grille and rear bumper, black fog light insert covers in place of actual fog lights, and tS badging on the grille, rear decklid and seats.

Tuned by Subaru’s STI engineers, the limited edition BRZ ups the performance ante with revised dampers and coil springs, a flexible V-brace in the engine compartment, and draw stiffeners for the chassis and subframe. The brakes have also been upgraded to Brembo four-piston calipers on the front and dual-piston units on the back.

The 2020 Subaru BRZ tS is only available with Ceramic White paint and matte bronze 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Only 300 units will be made for the U.S. market, each with a starting price of $32,395 (including freight).

In related news, the next-generation BRZ and Toyota 86 could share a platform with the Prius hybrid.

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