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Mar 05, 2013 (1:33 am)
what sales would do if they ever brought over the diesel they keep promising but not delivering!
#590 of 610 Re: Imagine [ateixeira]
Mar 05, 2013 (9:30 pm)
Well that's not just a diesel, it's a diesel hybrid, so I have exactly ZERO faith that it will appear in any production Subaru in North America in the next decade. But I do wish Subaru would stop teasing us with hints of diesel and just bring it over. The way people use their Subarus, diesel is the logical choice (better mileage for highway trips and better low-end torque in the dirt), even though I know Subaru's new part owners the Toyota people are pushing their hybrid powertrain on them.
Maybe if they bring over a diesel to up their fuel economy, they won't descend any further into CVT hell than they already are.
#591 of 610 Re: Imagine [nippononly]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 06, 2013 (9:12 am)
Not so sure about that. It takes a tremendous investment to get a new engine to conform to U.S. (and California) standards, and the diesel passenger car market is very small here in the States. And with diesel prices now punching through $4.50 a gallon here in California, I'm not seeing a pot of gold at the end of the diesel engine rainbow.
This could change of course.
#592 of 610 Re: Imagine [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 06, 2013 (2:11 pm)
It would make sense to hedge their bets and do something different than Toyota, but they've already announced an XV hybrid. A mild one, at that.
#593 of 610 Re: Imagine [ateixeira]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 06, 2013 (3:04 pm)
I think the hybrid market is growing a lot faster than the diesel market in the USA.
#594 of 610 Re: Imagine [nippononly]
Mar 06, 2013 (3:09 pm)
This car was shown at Geneva, a European car show. The audience is Europe, not the USA. Diesels are hugely popular over there.
#595 of 610 Re: Imagine [rsholland]
Mar 06, 2013 (8:35 pm)
#596 of 610 Remote Start Recall
Mar 07, 2013 (8:27 am)
There's a small recall for this, apparently if you drop the key some cars can start on their own.
Affects Legacy, Outback, and XV.