Subaru is recalling over 32,000 units of the 2012 Impreza because the Occupant Detection System might not work correctly for the front passenger seat. This can cause the airbag not to deploy in a crash.
Subaru is giving the 2016 BRZ and WRX STI a new splash of color with the Series Hyper Blue editions coming this fall. They both wear contrasting, black trim on the outside and bring the cerulean hue for some portions of the interior, as well.
Subaru is making a major investment in its powertrains to comply with the latest fuel economy regulations, and to comply in California, a plug-in hybrid is likely on the way. This might mean more expensive models from the company in the future.
California is adjusting its zero-emissions vehicle mandate to help smaller automakers. Rather than completely excusing them from the program, the companies may offer plug-in hybrids and still receive ZEV credits for them.
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Subaru is expanding the availability of the EyeSight safety suite to the 2016 WRX and giving all models its Starlink infotainment system. The 2016 STI Limited offers a smaller wing as a no-cost option.
NHTSA is opening an investigation into the 2012 Subaru Impreza that could affect an estimated 33,500 cars. In the vehicles, the Occupant Detection System might not correctly identify the passenger and not deploy the airbags in a collision.