For their Outbacks, I want them to put on a decent roof rack that can carry 4-5 kayaks like the old ones did. It would also be nice if a car I take skiing could be outfitted with chains. WTF?? I'm in the market for a new car and the one I want fails me in both respects. Hell, a sedan could do as well. In fact, that's probably what we'll get and keep our old Outback for skiing and kayaking. Yeah, I almost never need chains, but occasionally California requires them and other times I like to venture far enough off of the plowed roads that it becomes my only hope of getting out.
Future Cars: Subaru Releases Five-Year Plan, Includes Four New Vehicles
In hopes of continuing its sales momentum in the U.S. and abroad, Subaru has announced a five-year management plan for fiscal years 2012-2016. Subaru claims that under the five-year plan, the company will stress core values of enjoyment and peace of mind while producing safe and more efficient vehicles. By focusing resources on the U.S. and China, Subaru has targeted a 40 percent global sales increase by the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Within the next 10 years, the Japanese brand wants to hit an annual sales volume of 1 million vehicles. By fiscal year 2016, Subaru expects that about 380,000 of the 900,000 units sold will be in North America, more than any other region. In the next 5 years, Subaru's lineup will be bolstered by the introduction of four new vehicles; three all-new models and a hybrid vehicle. Two highly anticipated upcoming vehicles include the Subaru Boxer sports car and the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza. The Subaru Boxer sports car is expected to feature an all-new 2.0-liter engine that produces around 200 horsepower. The sports car will be rear-wheel drive unlike the rest of Subaru's U.S. vehicles, and is expected to go on sale early next year. The all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza was designed with a greater emphasis on style and fuel efficiency. This sedan and hatchback receive a new 2.0-liter engine that produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. What would you like to see from a future Subaru vehicle? Give us your suggestions in the comments section below. Source: Subaru
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