why Subaru

We’ve forged a proud history of getting families to where they need to be since 1973, no matter how rough the road. At Subaru, our mission is to bring families closer together and enjoy the magic of living in the moment. Read more

Every car we make is designed to help you make the most of now. To make every trip more comfortable, productive, effortless, entertaining and a whole lot more fun.

Every moment is a chance to do

Time is precious. To family it’s everything. Moments great and small are rarely recognised as they’re happening. They’re hiding in plain sight, but all too often we miss them.

 

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At Subaru, our mission is to bring families closer. To reconnect. To enjoy the magic of living in the moment. Because when we do, the unexpectedly awesome happens. In our life, every moment is a chance to do.

#OneLittleMoment

We’re all so busy that we often miss some of life’s best moments. But what if we paused a little and looked around us. What would we see, what would we learn and how would we feel? Read more

#OneLittleMoment started as an internal Subaru experiment that’s spreading across Australia. It won’t change the world, but it might change how you see it. Join in.

 

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What our people are saying

Here’s how #OneLittleMoment has been changing the lives of people at Subaru. Watch the video to share in their hidden moments of joy.

Here’s how #OneLittleMoment has been changing the lives of people at Subaru. Watch the video to share in their hidden moments of joy.

Inspired by every moment

Welcome to the Subaru range. Adventure loving vehicles with performance, engineering and revolutionary design at their core - and epic moments in their sights. Explore the range below.

 

WRX
Performance

No one does performance like we do. Experience the uncompromising thrill and exhilaration of our performance car range in the Subaru WRX, WRX STI, BRZ or Levorg Sportswagon.

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Forester
SUVs

Do more with our feature packed range of family friendly SUV’s. Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, Subaru XV, Forester and Outback will keep you and your family safe wherever the road takes you.

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Impreza
Sedans and Hatchbacks

Live your best life with the Subaru Impreza hatch or sedan. Or if you’re looking for something a little bigger, check out the Subaru Liberty for a new level of sophistication and space.

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We do more than just build great cars

At Subaru, we’ll never stop searching for new ways to help you make the most of every moment. From how you drive, to how you own, our breakthrough technology and innovations are changing everything.

Subaru Global Platform

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Performance

Subaru is famous for performance. Winning 3 World Rally Championships and 9 Australian Rally Championships. Our low centre of gravity horizontally-opposed Boxer engine combined with the grip and control of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive*Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive excludes Subaru BRZ. (AWD) is uniquely Subaru. Read more

In the wet. On the track. In the dirt. A Subaru grabs you and never lets go.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive<sup>1</sup>

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive1

Superior grip, balance and control when you need it most.

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1. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive excludes Subaru BRZ.

Superior grip, balance and control when you need it most. Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical AWD system delivers drive distribution to all four wheels, which means unparalleled driver confidence.

1. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive excludes Subaru BRZ.

Lineartronic<sup>®</sup> CVT<sup>1</sup>

Lineartronic® CVT1

Another exceptional Subaru innovation, Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is the reason our automatic models drive so smooth.

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1. Lineartronic® CVT available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Another exceptional Subaru innovation, Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is the reason our automatic models drive so smooth.

It’s the world’s first longitudinally mounted system for AWD vehicles. Unlike a conventional automatic transmission, which uses fixed gear ratios, our Lineartronic® CVT provides infinite variability between the highest and lowest available ratios. So you now experience a smoothness that also optimises the efficiency of the vehicle. For even more excitement, switch to manual mode for greater control to suit your driving style.

1. Lineartronic® CVT available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

The famous Subaru Boxer engine

The famous Subaru Boxer engine

Subaru Boxer engine has a low centre of gravity, which means better balance, safety, handling, stability performance and a whole lot more fun.

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Most car engines are the same. But a Subaru Boxer engine is different. And why a Subaru delivers superior handling.

Sitting horizontally and flat in the engine bay, a Subaru Boxer engine has a low centre of gravity, which means better balance, safety, handling, stability performance and a whole lot more fun.

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)<sup>1</sup>

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)1

Not all drives are the same. Each situation deserves a distinctive driving mode, so we crafted Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) to do just that.

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1. Subaru Intelligent Drive available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Not all drives are the same. Which is why Subaru Intelligent Drive gives you the ability to tailor your car’s performance to suit the way you feel. Intelligent (I), Sport (S) and Sport Sharp (S#). There’s a mode for every mood.

1. Subaru Intelligent Drive available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD)

Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD)

Drive with confidence wherever your Subaru WRX STI takes you. Take control of your drive with Multi-mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential which optimises traction, handling response and all round performance.

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Every Subaru WRX STI is equipped with an innovative DCCD system to give you the power to adjust Automatically or Manually the centre Limited Slip Differential to suit conditions or your driving style.

Choose your optimal mode:

  • Auto mode - Provides optimum handling, traction and all round performance.
  • Auto (-) mode Provides sharp handling, suited to dry conditions.
  • Auto (+) mode Optimises overall traction, suited to wet, slippery conditions.
  • Manual mode Allows you to choose the perfect setting for your own driving style

Safety

At Subaru, we strive to create cars that protect your precious ones whether they’re inside the car or not. From EyeSight®*EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification. Driver Assist technology that watches the road ahead, reversing cameras, to Vision Assist that can watch your blind spots, Subaru has got your back, sides, and front too. Read more

Subaru was one of the first car companies in Australia to offer a 5 star ANCAP*The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes. safety rating on every model. And we’ll never stop looking for new ways to look out for you and your family.

Heidi's Story

"The police told us that we'd been really lucky we were in a Subaru."

Pete's Story

"The safety features work... They protected me on the day and made a big difference."

Frank's Story

"I felt compelled to thank Subaru for building a car that I genuinely believe saved my life."

Protecting you and your family

At Subaru protecting you and your family is at the heart of our design and engineering. The rigid chassis, passenger safety cell and boxer engine are engineered to withstand and protect. It’s why Subaru vehicles are known for their strength and resilience in collisions.

Subaru Global Platform and safety cell*Subaru Global Platform only available on MY18 Subaru XV, Impreza and MY19 Subaru Forester models.

The new Subaru Global Platform helps improves handling through refined chassis rigidity and a remarkably low centre of gravity.

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Our famous Boxer engine

High performing and horizontally-opposed, The Subaru Boxer engine is lower, smarter and safer than traditional engines.

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SRS*SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seat belts. airbags

You’ve got protection all around you in every new Subaru with 7 SRS*SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seat belts. airbags as standard.

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Avoiding and preventing accidents

Being alert to the unexpected, from changing road conditions to anticipating the unpredictability of other drivers, is more important than ever. When the unexpected does happen, Subaru vehicles include a range of cutting edge technologies to help avoid potential danger.

 

Pre-Collision Braking System<sup>1</sup>

Pre-Collision Braking System1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Provides automatic braking to help avoid or reduce the severity of detected frontal accident impacts.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Pre-Collision Brake Assist<sup>1</sup>

Pre-Collision Brake Assist1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Alerts the driver of insufficient braking pressure and assists by applying full braking force in a detected emergency situation.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Pre-Collision Throttle Management<sup>1</sup>

Pre-Collision Throttle Management1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Reduces available acceleration when the system detects that the driver has mistakenly pressed the accelerator, and there is an object detected in front.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Adaptive Cruise Control<sup>1</sup>

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Keeps a set distance from the car you’re following while you’re using cruise control. Select from three different distances, based on time and speed, and your Subaru will automatically regulate its speed in line with the traffic flow.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Lead Vehicle Start Alert<sup>1</sup>

Lead Vehicle Start Alert1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Stuck in bumper to bumper traffic? Your Subaru watches the car ahead and prompts you when the traffic starts moving again.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Lane Departure Warning<sup>1</sup>

Lane Departure Warning1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

EyeSight® Driver Assist watches the lane markers and alerts you if it detects you’re moving out of your lane.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Lane Sway Warning<sup>1</sup>

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When you’re tired you can lose concentration and sway within your lane. EyeSight® Driver Assist watches out for this and warn you when detected.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Pre-collision Steering Assist<sup>1</sup>

Pre-collision Steering Assist1

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

If the system determines that a collision with another vehicle or obstacle in front of the vehicle is possible, it will assist the driver in steering to avoid the collision, with integrated vehicle control technology in the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Brake Light recognition<sup>1</sup>

Brake Light recognition1

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Using high-resolution stereo colour cameras EyeSight® Driver Assist can recognise a sudden activation of a brake light ahead and warns the driver.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Speed Limiter<sup>1</sup>

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1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Set your desired speed, and EyeSight® Driver Assist will control engine torque, allowing you to accelerate as needed without exceeding your set limit.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Controls and information display<sup>1</sup>

Controls and information display1

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EyeSight® Driver Assist controls and information are primarily positioned on the steering wheel and displayed via the nearby Multi-Information Display unit, so they’re easy to use while watching the road.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Blind Spot Monitor<sup>1</sup>

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1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

If a vehicle in your blind spot is detected, a light on your side mirror illuminates to let you know.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert<sup>1</sup>

Rear Cross Traffic Alert1

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If you’re reversing out of a parking space, you’ll receive an audible and visual warning if a car you can’t see is detected approaching from the side. Perfect for supermarket carparks.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Side View Monitor<sup>1</sup>

Side View Monitor1

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1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

While you’re reverse parking, our Side View Monitor indicates the distance from the kerb or a parked vehicle. Great for guiding you into tight parking spaces.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Lane Change Assist<sup>1</sup>

Lane Change Assist1

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1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

If you’re changing lanes and a fast approaching vehicle is detected behind you, a light symbol will warn you of its presence.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

High Beam Assist<sup>1</sup>

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1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

If you’re approaching oncoming traffic at night, auto high beams will monitor the road ahead and automatically switch to low beam.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Front View Monitor<sup>1</sup>

Front View Monitor1

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A camera on the front of your Subaru displays an image of the blind spot at the front. Perfect for judging the distance to an obstacle in front.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Reverse Automatic Braking<sup>1</sup>

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If you’re reversing and an obstacle is detected, our Reverse Automatic Braking feature applies the brakes, even if you don’t. Your infotainment touchscreen will also display a warning and give you an audio alert when an obstacle is in your path.

1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Adaptive Driving Beam<sup>1</sup>

Adaptive Driving Beam1

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1. Subaru's Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Shapes your high beams around oncoming cars at night to provide optimal night time visibility, while not dazzling oncoming drivers.

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Cutting-edge technology

Every Subaru is brimming with technology and innovations to make every moment you spend in your car nothing short of awesome. Read more

From award-winning safety technology such as our EyeSight®*EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification. Driver Assist system that’s like a second pair of eyes watching out for you, to a brilliant Driver Monitoring System*Driver Monitoring System available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification. that watches your face for signs of distraction and fatigue. A Subaru is a joy to drive and a pleasure to own.

EyeSight<sup>®</sup> Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

One of the most brilliant pieces of technology ever developed by Subaru, EyeSight®1 Driver Assist technology is a major breakthrough in driving, helping to spot potentially dangerous driving situations before you do.

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One of the most brilliant pieces of technology ever developed by Subaru, EyeSight® Driver Assist is a major breakthrough in driving.

What if technology could help solve a problem, before you ever realise you have one? When it matters most, split seconds count. That’s when EyeSight® Driver Assist isn’t just clever technology, it’s unbelievably priceless technology.

1. EyeSight® Driver Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Vision Assist

Vision Assist

Subaru’s Vision Assist1 technologies, including Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are always at work to help you feel safer on the road.

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Subaru’s Vision Assist is an innovative system alerting you to things you may have missed.

Subaru is famous for building cars with exceptional visibility. But we don’t stop there. Our cutting-edge Vision Assist system includes technology including Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

1. Subaru’s Vision Assist technologies available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Driver Monitoring System

Driver Monitoring System

This time its personal. Subaru’s innovative new driver focus tech; the Driver Monitoring system1 is designed to personalise the driver’s experience, delivering convenience and safety.

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Driver Monitoring System available on specified Subaru Forester variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

This time it’s personal. Subaru’s new Driver Monitoring System1 is amazing technology.

A dedicated infrared LED camera installed in the visor of the Multi-Function Display, recognises a registered driver’s face, and the driver’s last settings are displayed in the instrument cluster. Air conditioning settings are automatically synced to the recognised driver’s personal settings. It also sets the driver’s preferred seat position and door mirror angles. Up to five drivers can be registered and the cabin environment tailored to their preferences.

Driver Monitoring System available on specified Subaru Forester variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Subaru Global Platform<sup>1</sup>

Subaru Global Platform1

Revolutionary Subaru engineering underpins the new Subaru Global Platform, providing a driver that’s damn near perfect and super smooth.

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1. Subaru Global Platform only available on MY18 Subaru XV, Impreza and MY19 Subaru Forester models.

Some of the world’s greatest technology, you never see. It’s hiding inside, quietly making everything work. Making everything better.

The Subaru Global Platform is a truly cutting-edge chassis that improves everything from driving dynamics, cabin noise, stability and safety.

1. Subaru Global Platform only available on MY18 Subaru XV, Impreza and MY19 Subaru Forester models.

Unique driving spirit (Boxer engine and SAWD combined)

Unique driving spirit (Boxer engine and SAWD combined)

Technology that sets you free. Our iconic Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive1 system are the pinnacle of Japanese technology.

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1. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive excludes Subaru BRZ.

Scientifically conceived. Rigorously tested. Our iconic Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD system are the pinnacle of Japanese technology. Technology that sets you free. An incredible all-round driving experience with next level handling and safety for which Subaru is renowned.

1. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive excludes Subaru BRZ.

X-Mode

X-Mode

When the going gets tough, engage Subaru’s intelligent X-Mode1 to deliver uncompromising performance in challenging terrain.

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X-Mode1 can give you the X-Factor when dealing with difficult conditions.

At the twist of a dial or touch of a button, you can adjust the engine, transmission, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and brakes to deliver the optimal settings providing better grip and traction in low speed, slippery conditions.

1. X-Mode available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Apple CarPlay<sup>®</sup> and Android Auto<sup>TM</sup> connectivity<sup>1</sup>

Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM connectivity1

Music is the soundtrack to life and Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM connectivity make it easy to pump out the tunes and access all your favourite apps.

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Your favourite beats at the ready, voice command, hands-free calls and contacts. We’ve brought everything you love right to your fingertips, to make your drive more fun and more connected.

1. Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM available on specified Subaru models/variants. Refer to model spec/feature pages for full specification.

Owner’s Benefits

Everything about a Subaru is brilliantly designed. Even the ownership experience. Read more

Time is precious. That’s why we offer a range of benefits to make owning a Subaru easy and fun.

 

Capped Price Service

Service with no surprises

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Every brand new Subaru comes with our 3 Year 75,000 Kilometre Capped Price Servicing Program, which means no surprises. You’ll know the maximum cost of any standard service for three years.

Roadside Assist

We've got your back

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Subaru is looking out for you, wherever you are 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We’ve teamed up with your local state Motoring Club to offer 12 months Australia-wide standard roadside assistance whenever you need it.

One-month health check

You're safe in our hands

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We like to check in with you after a month to make sure your Subaru is perfect for life. It’s a free consultation that takes just 30 minutes for our factory-trained technicians to check your Subaru and answer any questions you may have. 

60 years of making history

At Subaru, finding new and original ways to innovate is what drives us. We try and anticipate our customer needs and put our customers first in everything we do. It’s why we’ve been asking “what if” for the past 60 years.

 

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Rally

Rally has always been part of the Subaru DNA, everything we learn on the track we apply to you. Read more

We’re proud our very own Molly Taylor was the first female and youngest person to win the Australian Rally Championship. And proud to offer you the same Symmetrical AWD technology used by Molly and the Subaru rally teams who achieved an unbeatable 10-year winning streak before her.

 

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