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Grip : GRIP July 2011
MOTOR SHOW GRIP new imPreZa interest “THIS is one of the meanest looking Subaru motorspor t cars ever produced.” Who says so? Subaru managing director, Nick Senior, for one, and judging by the response of visitors at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Melbourne, many agree. “It’ll certainly turn heads in our ‘performance corner’ on the stand, where the fun factor also includes a WRX STI driving simulator, in which enthusiasts can try their luck on a ‘virtual’ Nurburgring, one of the world’s most challenging race circuits.” “In March, the magnitude nine, very large earthquake hit the eastern part of Japan,” Takada-san said. “Subaru’s operations were also affected, and now, we are making all-out efforts to resume normal operations. “We have to apologise for our customers who have been forced to wait for delivery for a long time. We foresee that our production will recover to a regular basis shortly. “Amid this challenging disaster, we’ve received warm expressions of suppor t and encouragement from many friends in Australia. I would like to express our sincere gratitude. “The biggest secret behind this splendid performance is our products. “We are determined to develop our products absolutely based on the philosophy of customers– come-first and global- markets-priority. “In addition, thanks to our core technologies such as LineartronicTM CVT and third-generation Boxer engine, Subaru’s excellent safety and environmental effectiveness must contribute to our current success. “We are fully committed to strengthen our Subaru brand even more and provide customers with new levels of “enjoyment and peace of mind.” where we achieved another sales record. In the end, we observed the new global sales record of 650,000 cars, a 15 per cent increase over the previous year. “I would like to report to you just briefly Subaru’s global sales result for last year. “In 2010, Subaru did very well in all the markets, especially in Australia, libertY gt300 turns heads big Challenges ... Cont. THE fourth generation Impreza made a big impact on debut in its right hand drive version at the Australian International Motor Show. In the metal the car looks great as it stands as the headline act on the massive Subaru stand. The show represents a brilliant oppor tunity for the general public to get up close to the latest Impreza, seeing not only the sleek exterior but the improved interior with added room and style. These photos were shot immediately prior to the cars going on display. To see the full studio collection of Impreza photos, click here. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE PARTS & ACCESSORIES AFTERSALES MOTOR SHOW MARKETING SALES DEALER NEWS JARVIS SUBARU NEWS SALES TRENDS SPORT
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