Is Subaru Planning an AWD Electric Outback?

Is Subaru Planning an AWD Electric Outback?

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Today’s Subaru news comes from Tokyo where a newspaper reports that Subaru has plans to launch an all-wheel-drive electric crossover to meet more stringent emission regulations in the U.S. Although a source was not identified, the report says the brand hopes to release a midsize AWD electric vehicle based on the Forester or Outback by 2021. This electric vehicle will ride on the all new global platform that Fuji Heavy Industries revealed earlier this year. Accord to Subaru, this new global architecture will guarantee competitiveness through 2025 and is designed for gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric. The Impreza compact, which goes on sale towards the end of this year, will be the first car to utilize the new architecture.

Is Subaru Planning an AWD Electric Outback?

Fuji Heavy spokesman, Masato Saito, said that they “have yet to decide on any specifics at the moment” but said that if Subaru were to introduce a new product it would more than likely use the new platform and target the North American market. Subaru has already revealed it plans to introduce its first plug-in hybrid in 2018 and has said they hybrid system is being developed internally. The plug-in hybrid will be used on a vehicle in its current line, rather than on an all-new model.

Stay tuned to see how Subaru evolves over the next few years to meet the ever-changing emissions regulations and to stay competitive against foward-thinking automotive makers like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla that already have electric cars available.

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Oil Change Special at Wilde Subaru in Waukesha

Featured Special: Oil Change Plus

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$26.99

How clean is your oil?
• Change engine oil (up to 5 quarts)
• Replace oil filter with a Genuine Subaru oil filter
• Top off all fluid levels
• Complete a multi-point vehicle inspection

Please present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other special. Prices may vary by model. Service will be completed per model specifications. Subaru vehicles only.

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Used Car of the Week- 2013 Subaru Forester

Used Car of the Week- 2013 Subaru Forester

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2013 Subaru Forester

KEY FEATURES:

  • Electronic stability
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Power moonroof
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry

FEEL SECURE IN YOUR DECISION:

Backed by a rigorous 152-point inspection by factory-trained technicians and an additional (up to) 7-year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty, this SUBARU CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE offers the PEACE OF MIND you’ve been searching for.

EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“Standard all-wheel drive; roomy cabin with ample cargo space; comfortable ride; strong turbocharged engine on XT trims.” – Edmunds.com

Wilde is your one-stop shop for new Subaru sales, used and certified pre-owned vehicle sales, service and parts in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are fully-stocked with hundreds of cars, trucks, mini-vans and SUVs for every budget. CALL our knowledgeable staff at 262-970-7575, learn more about us and VIEW OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY online at or VISIT us in person, conveniently located at 1710 Hwy 164 in Waukesha, WI. We look forward to serving you!

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Subaru Sweeps Crossover SUV Segment in 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

Subaru Sweeps Crossover SUV Segment in 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

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Subaru has swept the Crossover SUV segment in the 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards with the Outback winning Best-in-Class for Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV, the Forester winning Best-in-Class Mid-Size Crossover SUV, and the Crosstrek winning Best-in-Class Compact Crossover. This marks the second year in a row that the Forester and Outback have won. Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc, said, “We are extremely proud to receive these three distinguished 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards because they represent the voice of our customers. This recognition is a testament to our commitment of providing top quality vehicles with safety, reliability, durability, and comfort in mind.”

The awards are based on customer responses and recognize vehicles that best meet owner expectations. Owners of 2015 and 2016 vehicles were asked 15 questions after 90 days of ownership by AutoPacific and over 65,000 responses were received. Respondents were then asked to recommend changes to their vehicle in the five following areas: ride and handling, interior storage, safety features, power and acceleration, and technology. Such strong entries allowed Subaru to sweep the Premium Mid-Size, Mid-Size, and Small Crossover SUV categories, meaning that Subaru most accurately provided vehicles that matched customers expectations and needs. George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, explained, “By asking vehicle owners if they would change various aspects of their vehicle if given the opportunity, we not only identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement, but we also find out which manufacturers are truly hitting the mark with owners.”

About AutoPacific
AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. The firm, founded in 1986, also conducts extensive proprietary research, forecasting, and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers and suppliers worldwide. Company headquarters and its state-of-the-art automotive research facility are in Tustin, California, with an affiliate office in the Detroit area. Additional information can be found on AutoPacific’s websites:http://www.autopacific.com/ and http://vehiclevoice.com.

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Join Us for the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Join Us for the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

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We hope you had the opportunity to join us at Milwaukee’s Festa Italiano last month! This month, we’re happy to invite you and your family to join us at the FREE 38th Annual Frank Mots International Kite Festival on Saturday September 10 from 10 AM- 6 PM and Sunday September 11 from 10 AM-5 PM at Veteran’s Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. The festival will kick-off with the Grand Launch at Noon with an estimated 700 kites, with professional kite teams set to perform at 12:30 pm. A Kids Mad Dash will follow at 2 pm. Featured performers will include: Chicago Fire, Josh and Zack Gordon, Charlie Sotich, Team Pegasus, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Paula Schenk, Jim Wirt, Mike Delfar and the kites of Yves LaForest and Anne Clement.

We hope to see you there! For more upcoming events, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Wheel Alignment Service Special

Featured Special: Complimentary All Wheel Alignment Inspection

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Service includes:

• Inspect caster, camber & toe
• Inspect suspension & steering linkage

Please present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other special. Prices may vary by model. Service will be completed per model specifications. Subaru vehicles only.

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Used Car of the Week- 2011 Subaru Legacy

Used Car of the Week- 2011 Subaru Legacy

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2011 Subaru Legacy

KEY FEATURES:

  • Electronic stability
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • CD player
  • Trip computer
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Fully automatic headlights

FEEL SECURE IN YOUR DECISION:

Backed by a rigorous 152-point inspection by factory-trained technicians and an additional (up to) 7-year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty, this SUBARU CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE offers the PEACE OF MIND you’ve been searching for.

EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“The 2011 Subaru Legacy offers standard all-wheel drive and above-average performance in a fairly large package. It’s an offbeat choice, but a solid one nonetheless.” – Edmunds.com

Wilde is your one-stop shop for new Subaru sales, used and certified pre-owned vehicle sales, service and parts in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are fully-stocked with hundreds of cars, trucks, mini-vans and SUVs for every budget. CALL our knowledgeable staff at 262-970-7575, learn more about us and VIEW OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY online at or VISIT us in person, conveniently located at 1710 Hwy 164 in Waukesha, WI. We look forward to serving you!

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2016 Subaru Impreza Named in KBB's Best Back To School Cars 2016!

2016 Subaru Impreza Named in KBB’s Best Back To School Cars 2016

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We recently shared that Subaru had been listed in a variety of KBB “Best Lists”, but we’re following up to share that the 2016 Subaru Impreza has been named in their “Best Back to School Cars for 2016“. The experts at Kelley Blue Book share, “Subaru’s compact car remains the least expensive car you can buy with all-wheel drive. Combined with a storied reputation for reliability and newly updated technologies, the Subaru Impreza is the car to beat when it comes to new cars for young drivers in snowy locales. But strong resale value helps make it a smart buy even in drier parts of the country.” The Impreza also came in fifth in the “10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $25,000” list.

Subaru dominated that list, where it took the top 4 spots as well as the 6th spot. In first is the 2016 Subaru Outback which KBB writes, “Mixing the sensibility of a midsize sedan, the ride height and cargo capacity of an SUV, and the go-anywhere confidence of Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive system, the Outback is arguably the most well-rounded vehicle on the road. It’s also more fuel-efficient and tech-savvier than ever, making it a compelling alternative for even more buyers. The 2016 Subaru Forester placed second, while the 2016 Subaru Legacy came third. The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek came in sixth.

Looking for used? The 2008 Subaru Forester placed twice in “10 best Used All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $10,000”  as well as “10 Best Used SUVs under $10,000“. The experts write, “Subaru Foresters are so loved that their owners seem more particular than others about maintaining them well. For that reason alone a Forester is a good choice as a used AWD vehicle. Many are still in service with over 200,000 miles on them. Not many problems are reported, but you might run into an aggravating “no start-no crank” due most likely to a security system problem. The cure is usually reprogramming the system. The weak link in the all-wheel-drive system seems to be the transmission, but doing regular fluid and filter changes should keep you out of trouble. Performing scheduled maintenance is crucial with the Forester because it has a timing belt that needs to be changed at 90,000 miles. The Forester might not be as feature-filled as some of its contemporaries, but it’ll take you a long way hassle-free.”

Stop by our dealership today to truly understand the expert assessments. For more Subaru News, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Brake Service Special at Wilde Subaru in Waukesha

Featured Special: Complimentary Brake Inspection

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Service Includes:
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors/drums
• Inspect wheel cylinders
• Add brake fluid (as needed)
• Check parking brake

Please present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with any other special. Prices may vary by model. Service will be completed per model specifications. Subaru vehicles only.

Expires 09-03-2016

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Used Car of the Week- 2012 Subaru Legacy

Used Car of the Week- 2012 Subaru Legacy

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2012 Subaru Legacy

KEY FEATURES:

  • 23 mpgCity31 mpgHwy
  • 2.5L 4AutomaticAWD/ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • Exterior Color : Ruby Red Pearl Interior Color : OFF-BLACK
  • Mileage : 82,760 Miles

EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“Thanks to standard all-wheel drive and big-car comfort, the 2013 Subaru Legacy is a respectable choice among midsize sedans.” – Edmunds.com

Wilde is your one-stop shop for new Subaru sales, used and certified pre-owned vehicle sales, service and parts in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are fully-stocked with hundreds of cars, trucks, mini-vans and SUVs for every budget. CALL our knowledgeable staff at 262-970-7575, learn more about us and VIEW OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY online at or VISIT us in person, conveniently located at 1710 Hwy 164 in Waukesha, WI. We look forward to serving you!

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