The Subaru XV

The Subaru XV2

 With the options of aesthetics and performance, can one actually have it all? The Subaru XV is trying to have its cake and eat it too. The Taipei heat did nothing to dampen the excitement for the regional unveiling of the Subaru XV. It was eye-opening, in more ways than one. First: the colour. It’s … [Read more…]

Subaru Ascent 2018


In terms of sales momentum, Subaru continues to ascend, a huge cartoon snowball somehow barreling uphill, picking up skiers, snowmobiles, and the odd yeti. It started with a U.S. sales record in 2009, when 216,652 Americans bought Subarus. Seven consecutive record years later, the brand came close to tripling that total, with 615,132 sales in … [Read more…]

Honda HR-V vs Subaru XV


Honda HR-V The HR-V has a broad repertoire of skills to charm even the most jaded commuter he HR-V is a nameplate we first encountered way back in the late’90s as the shoe of Voltes V. Today’s HR-V is a slick piece of work, and arguably the best-looking Honda of the lot. The Japanese carmaker … [Read more…]

Subaru Impreza Turbo – 1993


The compact Subaru Impreza was introduced in 1993 and has been motoring ever since. It challenged the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but one of the Impreza’s unique selling points was that it offered all-wheel drive. This worked well with the traditional Subaru flat boxer engine, minimizing body roll and providing first-class … [Read more…]