According to Forbes, Subaru
will stop utilizing aluminum exterior body panels on all new and redesigned models, beginning in March of 2007. Subaru claims that over the past two years, the cost of aluminum has more than doubled and as such, it will begin using zinc-coated steel sheets instead.
The models currently using aluminum panels include the Legacy
. We know the hood of the Impreza is aluminum, but can't remember what else. All you NASIOC
boys can refresh our memory in the 'comments.'
[Source: Forbes via Jalopnik