Subaru Will Launch Four New Vehicles by 2015

2012 Subaru Impreza

Subaru’s plan for the next four years, like most automakers, is to quickly launch new vehicles that are more fuel efficient, according to Ward’s Automotive.

The company plans to release four completely new vehicles over the next four years, said Toshio Masuda, the automaker’s senior general manager of product planning. Those models exclude the 2012 Subaru Impreza, which goes on sale in the coming months. A high-powered WRX and STI are also coming to the Impreza, Masuda said. The goal is for the top-of-the-line Impreza to get a boxer engine rated at 300 horsepower.

Overall, Subaru wants to raise fuel economy by 30% for each of its subsequent models. The Impreza will be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive car when it hits dealerships, achieving 27/36 mpg city/highway. Subaru will reach the new fuel economy targets with two new engines — a 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder — that have already  shown up on the 2012 Impreza and 2012 Forester, respectively, and by using a new continuously variable automatic transmission. That’s debuting on the 2012 Impreza, too.

Another model likely to be included in the overall model count is the Subaru XV, a crossover variant of the Impreza that’s headed to dealerships in 2012.

Uncharacteristic of Subaru, a rear-wheel-drive-only sports coupe, called the Subaru BRZ, will come here, too. The model is currently being co-developed with Toyota. The BRZ is expected to arrive in 2012.

Further down the road, Subaru plans to launch its first hybrid in 2013 as a 2014 model, according to Cars.com editor Mike Hanley. The fourth model is likely a redesign of the Forester, which has been on the market for three years now.

 Subaru Plans for Hybrid, Turbos, 4 New Vehicles (Ward’s Auto)

Comments 

Rich

Whatever that is at the top of the page, it’s been beat with the ugly stick.

lao

Looks like ugly to me. Didnt Potiac design something like this years ago? whats up with this stupid style?

michele

Subaru needs some sexy that's for sure. and they need to make mufflers (like on the Forester) that don't get all rusty looking in less than a year. Otherwise I love em.

Richard Raymond

I've got a 2002 Forester and it's the best vehicle I've ever had. I've test driven a 2011 and still like mine better. Come on Subaru, you could make a killing by putting modern tech and a great interior. No cheap plastics, and please, spruce it up! I'll buy a new one when they have keyless start and great gas mileage.

Matthew T. Saucedo

What? No diesel Forester? Subaru is selling out to the hybrid crowd. I'm very disappointed.

Aydee

Looking back, now that it is 2013, I can see that they were right about upcoming models.

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com