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May 21, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester captured the top spot in Consumer Reports' reviews of small SUVs. It bested similar crossovers that were recently redesigned, including the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, in what has become a competitive segment of the auto industry. Consumer Reports noted that Subaru resisted a trend in which other automakers have made their small SUVs sportier. Instead, Subaru focused on utilitarian basics, such as a space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.
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June 7, 2013 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Subaru, long the bastion of all-wheel drive and rugged practicality, is an automaker on a hot streak. And the all-new 2014 Forester crossover shows every sign of becoming another sales hit. Subaru's profits have hit record highs this year, and May was the best sales month in the automaker's history. Over the last decade, the brand's market share has more than doubled, according to auto information company Edmunds.com. Subaru has been pushing to become a truly national company, said Thomas Doll, president of Subaru of America.
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AUTOS
June 7, 2013 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Subaru, long the bastion of all-wheel drive and rugged practicality, is an automaker on a hot streak. And the all-new 2014 Forester crossover shows every sign of becoming another sales hit. Subaru's profits have hit record highs this year, and May was the best sales month in the automaker's history. Over the last decade, the brand's market share has more than doubled, according to auto information company Edmunds.com. Subaru has been pushing to become a truly national company, said Thomas Doll, president of Subaru of America.
AUTOS
May 21, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester captured the top spot in Consumer Reports' reviews of small SUVs. It bested similar crossovers that were recently redesigned, including the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, in what has become a competitive segment of the auto industry. Consumer Reports noted that Subaru resisted a trend in which other automakers have made their small SUVs sportier. Instead, Subaru focused on utilitarian basics, such as a space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
The flurry of new models unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday underscored increasingly fierce industry competition on all fronts, from technology to efficiency to horsepower. The show's opening day featured major debuts including the long-awaited redesign of the Toyota RAV4 sport utility, the new Porsche Cayman and Acura's flagship RLX. Meanwhile, Audi unleashed new diesel versions of four models and Ford offered a Fiesta with a turbo three-cylinder engine small enough to fit in a suitcase.
AUTOS
November 28, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
It will take a sharp eye to note the styling changes to the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester, introduced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Subaru wants consumers to see a familiar look but focus on improved fuel economy - traditionally not a strong suit - along with more power in the turbo version. The automaker understandably treaded lightly in redesigning one of its most popular models, second in sales only to the larger Outback and catering to a similar niche for quirky SUVs.
AUTOS
May 16, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Most compact sport-utility vehicles scored poorly on an insurance industry test that measures damage from front-end collisions with fixed objects such as a tree or pole. Of the 13 models tested, only the Subaru Forester earned an overall rating of “good.” The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was the second-highest-scoring model, receiving an “acceptable” rating. The rest were rated “marginal” or “poor.” Among the worst tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was the Nissan Rogue.
AUTOS
July 10, 2002 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buyers of small sport utility vehicles trade roominess and power for price, but they don't get much of a price break when it comes to the cost of repairing low-speed crash damage, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found in a recent series of tests.
AUTOS
August 24, 2005 | Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune
The Subaru designers have woken from their slumber. For 2006, the Forester has a new front- and rear-end design. This means that the compact sport utility first offered in 1998 comes across looking less like a station wagon and more like a member of the far more popular, not to mention more fashionable, sport-ute family. OK, the Dodge Magnum is an exception to the rule that the time for wagons has come and gone. But it's the only exception.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Small sport utility vehicles made by Honda Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and Subaru earned "good" ratings in an insurer-funded group's front-end crash test, and Ford Motor Co.'s Land Rover Freelander sport utility rated "acceptable." The models that rated "good" were Honda's 2002 CR-V, GM's 2002 Saturn VUE and Subaru's 2003 Forester.
AUTOS
May 16, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Most compact sport-utility vehicles scored poorly on an insurance industry test that measures damage from front-end collisions with fixed objects such as a tree or pole. Of the 13 models tested, only the Subaru Forester earned an overall rating of “good.” The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was the second-highest-scoring model, receiving an “acceptable” rating. The rest were rated “marginal” or “poor.” Among the worst tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was the Nissan Rogue.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
The flurry of new models unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday underscored increasingly fierce industry competition on all fronts, from technology to efficiency to horsepower. The show's opening day featured major debuts including the long-awaited redesign of the Toyota RAV4 sport utility, the new Porsche Cayman and Acura's flagship RLX. Meanwhile, Audi unleashed new diesel versions of four models and Ford offered a Fiesta with a turbo three-cylinder engine small enough to fit in a suitcase.
AUTOS
November 28, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
It will take a sharp eye to note the styling changes to the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester, introduced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Subaru wants consumers to see a familiar look but focus on improved fuel economy - traditionally not a strong suit - along with more power in the turbo version. The automaker understandably treaded lightly in redesigning one of its most popular models, second in sales only to the larger Outback and catering to a similar niche for quirky SUVs.
AUTOS
August 24, 2005 | Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune
The Subaru designers have woken from their slumber. For 2006, the Forester has a new front- and rear-end design. This means that the compact sport utility first offered in 1998 comes across looking less like a station wagon and more like a member of the far more popular, not to mention more fashionable, sport-ute family. OK, the Dodge Magnum is an exception to the rule that the time for wagons has come and gone. But it's the only exception.
AUTOS
July 10, 2002 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buyers of small sport utility vehicles trade roominess and power for price, but they don't get much of a price break when it comes to the cost of repairing low-speed crash damage, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found in a recent series of tests.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2000
Renick Cadillac said Tuesday that it has acquired Subaru of Orange County in Huntington Beach, renamed it Renick Subaru and will move the operation to the company's base in Fullerton. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Renick said in a press release that it wanted to expand and diversify its operation.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1998 | Associated Press
Only one of 10 small sport-utility vehicles that underwent crash tests received an overall rating of "good," an insurance industry group said. The 1999 Subaru Forester outperformed the other models in the frontal offset tests conducted at 40 mph. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that at the other end of the spectrum, 1998-99 models of the Isuzu Amigo were graded "poor."
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