Subaru sells one millionth vehicle equipped with Eyesight

Subaru sells one millionth vehicle equipped with EyeSight

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Subaru sells one millionth vehicle equipped with Eyesight! Yesterday, Subaru of America announced the sale of its one-millionth vehicle that is equipped with EyeSight. Including this driver assistance technology on your Subaru model has been proven to reduce pedestrian-related insurance claims by 41% compared to vehicles without the front crash-prevention system. Furthermore, a Japanese traffic accident survey conducted from 2010-2014 claims that Subaru’s EyeSight technology reduces crashes by 61%.  Furthermore, drivers using this technology had 84% fewer rear-end collisions than those who did not have the technology. The survey also found that the EyeSight system led to 62% fewer vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and a 49% reduction in vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes.

“Subaru has achieved 10 consecutive years of sales growth in the United States with safety as a key driver of that success,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief executive officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “Accomplishing this milestone in only six years reflects our commitment to improving and innovating the safety features and technology in our vehicles for our customers.” 

EyeSight was first introduced in 2012 and has since become a safety feature across the 2018 Subaru lineup, excluding the BRZ sports car. All 2018 Subaru models equipped with EyeSight received the highest rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It was first introduced for the 2013 Legacy and Outback models. The driver assist technology features Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management; Adaptive Cruise Control; Lane Departure and Sway Warning; and Lane Keep Assist.  

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is capable of detecting vehicles traveling in front and can activate in order to mitigate or even avoid the collision. For the 2019 model year, EyeSight is standard on the all-new 3-row Subaru Ascent as well as the Outback, Legacy and fully redesigned Forester.

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Wilde Subaru Celebrates Subaru Loves Pets Month

Wilde Subaru Celebrates Subaru Loves Pets Month

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Wilde Subaru Celebrates Subaru Loves Pets Month! Each October, Subaru works alongside animal organizations as part of the Subaru Love Promise Subaru Loves Pets Month.  Subaru will team up with ASPCA and BARK, the makers of BarkBox.  In the past we have hosted adoption events during the month. This year, we were happy to get involved in the local PuppyUp Walk.

Wilde Subaru Celebrates Subaru Loves Pets Month

The walk is inspired by the story of a man who lost his best friend, a Great Pyrenees, to cancer. He and his two dogs embarked on a cross-country trek, sharing information about cancer in dogs. This is what started the foundation and continues to inspire others to walk miles every year. 

“Each year, we at Subaru look forward to Subaru Loves Pets as a chance to celebrate our furry friends and return the unconditional love they show us each and every day,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Subaru of America, Inc. “We know our owners are passionate about their pets and we are committed to keeping all animals, including those in shelters, happy and healthy – increasing their overall chance of finding safe, loving homes.”

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Join us for the PuppyUp Walk this Weekend!

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Join us for the PuppyUp Walk this Weekend! This Saturday, October, 6, we are so thrilled to be a sponsor for the PuppyUp walk. The walk is inspired by the story of a man who lost his best friend, a Great Pyrenees, to cancer. He and his two dogs embarked on a cross-country trek, sharing information about cancer in dogs. This is what started the foundation and continues to inspire others to walk miles every year.  The walk will take place at Nashotah Park (W330 N5113 County Rd. C. Nashotah, WI 53058) from 9:00 am — 3:00pm. 

Schedule of Events:

Registration/Vendors open:   9:00 am

K9 Demonstration:  9:45 am

Opening Ceremony & PuppyUp Walk:  10:00 am

Closing Ceremony & Awards:  11:15 am

Agility Demonstration from Think Pawsitive:  11:30 am

Failure To Launch Performance:  12:00 – 2:00 pm

Silent Auction Closes:  1:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Pre-Registration through 10/4:    $25
Registration 10/5 & at event:        $30
Youth (under 14):                             Free

**Raise $100.00 and receive and event T-shirt!**

We hope you will take the opportunity to get involved with this special opportunity! Learn more about how you can get involved here. For more Subaru News, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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How Much Does the New Subaru BRZ Cost?

How Much Does the New Subaru BRZ Cost?

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How Much Does the New Subaru BRZ Cost? Recently, Subaru of America announced the pricing on the 2019 BRZ. The model will be offered in three trim levels: premium, limited, and the new Series.Gray. The new BRZ is powered by a 205 hp, 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine, six-speed close-ratio manual transmission and TORSEN® limited-slip differential. All trim levels will also come standard with dual USB ports in the dash. 

Series.Gray

The Series.Gray stands out as a striking exterior color, unique black 17-inch alloy wheels, black exterior badges and black foldable exterior mirrors. 

BRZ Limited

For this year, Subaru will be offering a Performance Package on the Limited trim with manual transmission. The performance package will feature an upgraded brake system with Brembo® four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual- piston calipers and rotors on the rear, SACHS® Performance shock absorbers on all four corners, and unique 17-inch x 7.5-inch black aluminum alloy wheels. The Limited trim will also get an updated 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system, as well as, LED fog lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.

BRZ Premium

The Subaru BRZ Premium comes with standard LED headlights, rear vision camera, power door locks, power side mirrors, power windows with auto-up/auto-down feature, remote keyless entry and engine immobilizer. 

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Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

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Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival! For the past two years, we have had so much fun hosting the Frank Mots International Kite Festival, that we hosted it again this year! The 40th Annual Wilde Subaru Frank Mots International Kite Festival, presented by Prairie Farms and Summit Credit Union was held on Saturday September 8 from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm and Sunday September 9th from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. 

The free and family-friendly festival kicked off at 12:00 pm with the Fast Track Grand launch of a few hundred kites. The professional kite teams impressed with the all new super giant octopus and giant whale kite (pictured above) and began their performance at 12:30 pm. The event also featured a Kids Mad Dash at 2:00 pm. Other kid friendly events included a sighting from the Milwaukee Admirals’s Roscoe and the Buck’s Bango. 

Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Featured performers included TOO MUCH FUN  with special guests Castel & Carol Pittman; Connor and Amy Doran (from America’s Got Talent); and the Chicago Fire Kite Team, with newest member Elizabeth Gordon and featuring Eric Wolff. Other entertainment included Josh and Zach Gordon, 02, the kids kites of Charlie Sotich, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, The Blues Brothers, Ann Vondriska, & Jeanne Herrera as Mrs Kite Lady 2, and the most powerful line up of giant kites in the Midwest! 

Other event sponsors include the Kite Society of Wisconsin and IllinoisGift of Wings, PRAIRIE FARMS, Summit Credit Union, B93.3, FM 102/1 and 100.3 fm & 1290 am The Fonz. For more upcoming events, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology!

You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology!

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You Can Get a Degree in Subaru Technology! Yesterday, Subaru of America announced that the nation’s first college degree in Subaru automotive technology would be offered at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Oregon. This two-year  associate program has been created in partnership with the MHCC Automotive Technology program and it aims to meet the rising demand for Subaru automotive technicians.  Students will be paired with a sponsoring Subaru retailer that will provide paid, on-the-job experience, as well as full-time positions upon graduation.

This is foster through Subaru U which we have written about before. The program is designed to combine the talent and resources of Subaru of America, its 600+ retailers nationwide, as well as select NATEF/AYES accredited Secondary and Post-Secondary schools to provide knowledge of Subaru vehicles and systems to prepare students for possible future employment at Subaru retailers nationwide. Respond Inc. will incorporate Subaru web-based training into their automotive training program so that attendees can achieve their ASE and Subaru Maintenance Tech Certification. 

“Our students love Subaru vehicles and they frequently tell us they want to work on them,” said Eric Garvey, MHCC automotive instructor. “Plus, there’s a huge regional demand here in the Pacific Northwest for Subaru cars and SUVs, so it’s a win-win.”

“We are thrilled to enhance our existing partnership with Mt. Hood Community College and provide greater opportunities for its dedicated students,” said Jim Pernas, Portland Zone Director at Subaru of America, Inc. “At Subaru, we are passionate about helping members of our local communities succeed and are excited to give aspiring Subaru technicians the tools they need to realize their full potential.”

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Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog?

Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog?

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Which Subaru is Best for Me and My Dog? We all know that Subaru loves animals. Wilde Subaru loves animals too, and we have hosted adoption events the past few years during Subaru loves pets month, which is held each October. With all this pet loving going on, you may be wondering which model you should consider for you and your furry best friend. According to the editors at Autotrader, the Subaru Crosstrek is your best option.

They wrote,”With its standard all-wheel drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance and rugged off-road ability, the Subaru Crosstrek is the perfect vehicle for pets and owners who regularly play in the great outdoors. The Crosstrek’s tall ride height might require your four-legged companion to jump when entering the car, making a ramp or steps a good accessory for senior dogs. Once on board, however, a spacious rear seat, tinted privacy glass and a bevy of Subaru pet-specific accessories promise to make the trip an enjoyable one. The Crosstrek isn’t big on power, but it is exceptionally fuel efficient, and its available EyeSight collision avoidance and driver-assist system is one of the best in the industry. Starting just under $23,000, the Crosstrek still offers the rare option of a manual transmission. Opt for the CVT automatic, however, and the price only increases by about $1,100.”

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Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester

Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester

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Meet the 2019 Subaru Forester! Last week, Subaru finally announced all you need to know about the fifth generation Subaru Forester SUV. This year’s model offers the most space, capability and features in its 22-year history, including standard Subaru EyeSight. The Touring trim Forester will also feature a segment-exclusive DriverFocus safety technology, which adds even more safety to the model.

The Forester is one of the safest and popular Subaru model, post 60 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold. Its so reliable that 97% of the Foresters sold in the last ten years are still on the road today. The Forester has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for twelve years. The model will be offered in five trim levels including Base, Premium, new Sport, Limited and Touring.

With Subaru Starlink, the Forester offers a high-resolution touchscreen; smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Aha™, Pandora®, and STARLINK apps; Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; AM/FM stereo; Rear Vision Camera, single-disc CD player; SiriusXM All Access Radio (4-month free subscription) and SiriusXM Travel Link® (3-year free subscription) and HD Radio® as standard. New for this year, the 2019 Forester will off an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.

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All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan

All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan

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All You Need To Know About the 2019 Impreza Sedan! For 2019, every Subaru Impreza will come equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Subaru Boxer Engine built on the new Subaru Global Platform. The engine for the model is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine with direct fuel injection and a max power of 152-hp. The 2019 Subaru Impreza will be available in four trim levels: 2.0i base, Premium, Sport, and Limited. 

The Impreza comes with standard features including a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen; Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™; power windows with auto up/down on both driver and passenger sides; 60/40-split fold-down rear seat; power door locks and side mirrors; multi-function display with fuel economy information; tilt and telescoping steering column; security system with engine immobilizer; carpeted floor mats; and more. Learn more about the model’s option packages below. 
 

2019 IMPREZA

Model/Trim

Transmission

Applicable Option Code

MSRP

MSRP + destination and delivery

Impreza Sedan

 

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

‘01

$18,595

$19,480

2.0i

CVT

’01, ‘03

$19,595

$20,480

2.0i Premium

CVT

11, 13, 14

$21,595

$22,480

2.0i Sport

5MT

21

$22,195

$23,080

2.0i Sport

CVT

21, 23

$22,995

$23,880

2.0i Limited

CVT

31, 33, 35

$24,995

$25,880

 

 

 

 

 

Impreza 5-door

 

 

 

 

2.0i

5MT

‘01

$19,095

$19,980

2.0i

CVT

’01, 03

$20,095

$20,980

2.0i Premium

CVT

’11, 13, 14

$22,095

$22,980

2.0i Sport

5MT

21

$22,695

$23,580

2.0i Sport

CVT

21, 23

$23,495

$24,380

2.0i Limited

CVT

31, 33, 35

$25,495

$26,380

 

2019 Impreza Option Packages

Code

Description

MSRP

01

Standard Model

N/A

03

EyeSight®

$845

11

Standard Model Premium

N/A

13

EyeSight® + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Steering Responsive Fog Lights

$1,395

14

EyeSight® + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Steering Responsive Fog Lights + Moonroof

$2,395

21

Standard Model Sport

N/A

23

EyeSight® + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detections & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Harman Kardon® Amplifier and Speakers

$2,945

31

Standard Model Limited

N/A

33

Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert

$1,400

35

Moonroof + Blind Sport Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Navigation System + Harman Kardon® Amplifiers and Speakers

$2,750

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August is Subaru Loves Learning Month

August is Subaru Loves Learning Month

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August is Subaru Loves Learning Month! As students and parents all around the country gear up for the back to school season, Subaru is focusing on giving back to education. Teaming up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative will provide award-winning science books and much-needed school supplies to more than 120,000 AAAS’s members and 250 affiliated members. According to AAAS, only 36% of high school students are prepared for college level science even though 80% of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. are in science fields. 

“At Subaru, we know the deepest learning happens when students have the tools they need to inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. “We believe education is a fundamental right and are dedicated to supporting organizations, like AAAS, that make learning as accessible as possible.”
 
To date, more 502 Subaru retailers like Wilde Subaru across the country have helped distribute and donate 187,000 books nationwide to a variety of schools. Throughout August, consumers who purchase a Subaru will get the opportunity to donate a book in their name and write an inspiration note of encouragement on a bookmark that will be placed inside the book. Subaru retailers, like us, will be collecting school supplies like pencils, erasers, notebooks, backpacks and more. 
 
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