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900 cars' emissions and fuel-economy data were altered

Subaru has admitted that alteration of fuel-economy and emissions data took place in its Gunma and Yajima manufacturing plants between December 2012 and November 2017. Some 900 vehicles were affected by data tampering, which Subaru says was done in the vehicles' final inspections by factory-floor inspectors.

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The conversion starts at $84,000 and takes about 10 weeks

Remember that Tesla Model S shooting brake we told you about a few months ago? No, not that Dutch-customizer version, which has yet to see the light of day, so far as we can tell. We're talking about the wagonized version from British outfit Qwest Norfolk. The finished version was just featured in a new episode of U.K. YouTube show Fully Charged.

Comparo

Both more and less similar than you think

We had both a XF Sportbrake S and a V90 T6 AWD R-Design come through the office recently, and since they're really close competitors – both fairly large wagons, both luxury vehicles, both have sporting pretenses, and both feature all-wheel-drive. And in the case of our test cars, they're equipped very similarly. They do get to that price in different ways, though.

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Still a blast to drive, even in its twilight years

Welcome to the United States Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan. Behind me is the Blue Water Bridge. Beside me is a blue Volvo V60 Polestar. This is the last year for this generation of car, and while it is old, this performance wagon is still a blast to drive.

Official

Don't expect this wagon to come to the States

We'd love to tell you that the pretty blue wagon just above is coming soon to the United States, but we can't. Because the next-generation Audi A6 Avant probably isn't coming to the United States at all. Here in the States we get the seductively attractive A5 and S5 Sportback, and the swoopy A7, S7, and RS 7 hatchbacks instead of the traditional A6 wagon. We're not going to complain (much), because we do love the aforementioned Audis, but we'll still grumble just a little bit over the lost pract

Featured

21st-century Outbacks are common in junkyards, but H6s are rare

Outbacks are plentiful in Denver-area wrecking yards, but H6-powered examples are hard to find. Here's a 2003 H6-3.0 Outback that I spotted last month.

Followup

New Focus is vanguard of 50 new models by 2025

Ford, struggling to revive sales in China, on Tuesday unveiled five new models for the world's biggest auto market, part of a business revitalization effort centered around a plan to launch over 50 new or redesigned vehicles by 2025.

Official

It will be produced in China and go on sale in the U.S. next year

As predicted in teaser material, Ford presented the all-new, global Ford Focus today. It will be manufactured in China, and it will go on sale there and in Europe this year and on the North American market in the second half of 2019.

Official

Long journey of Subaru love, from Crocodile Dundee to the Barkleys

Subaru just sold its 2 millionth Outback in the U.S. The Outback is Subaru's most popular vehicle, and the brand's sales growth in recent years means it took far less time to reach the 2 million mark as it did to sell the first million (from 1995 to 2011).

Podcast

We also help a listener pick their next car

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Reese Counts and Senior Editor of Green John Snyder. We talk about the New York Auto Show and its highlights. We also discuss some of the cars we've had in the office including the Jaguar XF S Sportbrake and BMW Alpina B7. And of course, we'll help choose a new vehicle for a listener in our "Spend My Money" segment.

Spy Shots

We hope Audi sees the light and gifts it to Americans

There's something really wonderful about performance wagons. Just this past week, we've had a 2018 Volvo V90, 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake and a 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo pass through Fort Autoblog. While these are all wonderful in their own way, Americans still miss out on some really good stuff from Europe, like the new 2019 Audi S6 Avant we see here in camouflaged garb.

Quick Spin

The hot rod wagon, German style

We all love fast wagons. Their combination of practicality and performance scratches an itch for most of us here at Autoblog. What other vehicle on the market can carry a family of four along with all their luggage and still hit 60 mph in fewer than four seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph? These are supercars wrapped in a family-friendly package.

Recap

Here in one place is a clearinghouse of our NYIAS coverage

We've seen all that there is to see at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and we won't be walking away disappointed. We saw pure concepts, concepts that clearly point the way for future production models, and comprehensive refreshes of some of the best-selling vehicles in America.

Rumormill

The Phaeton never got a wagon, but the Arteon might

Volkswagen's flagship Arteon may not be the flight of fancy the venerable Phaeton was, but it might have one trick up its sleeve, one the Phaeton never got. The British AutoExpress is reporting that the Arteon is going to get a shooting brake version, and another addition to the Arteon portfolio could be the 3.6-liter V6 engine that's currently fitted in the Atlas SUV.

Teased

Compact crossover gets stylish taillights and a bigger cargo opening

Following Toyota's romantic RAV4 silhouette teaser shot yesterday, Subaru is officially joining in the titillating game with a glimpse of the 2019 Forester. Subaru has toyed with pincer-shaped taillights for a few years on its Viziv concepts. The Ascent concept wore another version of the design, but the production Ascent got fitted with a set of highly unoffensive lamps. Looks like the Forester earns the retail nod for the conceptual units, and with it, a wider cargo opening. The taillights on

Geneva

French hot hatches, sporty city cars and wagons

Yes, there are manual diesel-powered wagons.

Report

Buick name missing from 2019 Envision, will disappear across lineup

The 2019 Buick Envision doesn't have a 'Buick' badge. The carmaker tells GM Authority that 'Buick' badges will disappear from the whole lineup from 2019.

Geneva

Best In Show: Recapping the top debuts from Geneva

We choose the best new vehicle debuts from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Our best-in-show Editors' Picks include hot luxury sedans, SUVs, and sportscars.

Opinion

Our completely made-up idea that could bring the Mazda6 Wagon here

If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?

Geneva

Europe may get the wagon, but we get the turbo.

Given the choice, we'll take power over space.

Geneva

It's headed for production in 2020, and here are the basics

No more teasers — here's the Viziv Tourer Concept.

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