Subaru, the innovative Japanese auto manufacturer giant has offered some of the least incentives in the automotive industry. But there is something that is changing in regards to this, which is going to benefit customers.

What is changing?

The parent company of Subaru, Fuji Heavy Industries is going to raise the amount of cash that they are spending on incentives. This is good news for the fans of the company.

How will consumers benefit?

This means that FHI is going to be giving consumers more incentives in order to sell their vehicles. Until now, Subaru has been offering the lowest possible incentives in the auto industry. But this will soon be changing because they want to lock in the rising demand for their AWD (All Wheel Drive) cars. They want to ensure that they keep this thing going and that is really good news for their consumers and fans alike.

What is wrong with buying a terrific car and saving some money while doing it?

How much can you hope to save?

Subaru is going to add around $200 worth of incentives to each vehicle that they sell. They say that half of these incentives are going to go towards the Legacy sedan and Outback wagon models which are selling like hot cakes at the moment. And with these incentives, those hot cakes are going to seem like they are coming with some extra syrup.

The other half is going to be spread over the remainder of their lineup like the Crosstrek, Forester, WRX/STI, Impreza, and BRZ. The Legacy and Outback are currently their top selling models in the mid-size market, and they want to stay competitive for the foreseeable future.

Another Reason for this is the Expansion of the New Factory in Indiana

Subaru has been expanding their factory in the United States and need to recover their investment. The average amount of money spent by automakers in the United States when it comes to incentives is around $3,000. This is much more than double of what Fuji spends. But all of this is soon changing. So if you are looking at buying a Subaru car you should wait until 2017, because that is when the incentive program begins.

But of course if your current car is falling apart, why continue driving it? If that car is breaking down on you, repairing it could cost a lot more than the amount you would lose if you buy a 2016 Subaru. And if you are driving a GM product, you may not be too happy they took a bailout so why not switch over to a Subaru? 

The New Subaru Outback's Engine

The new Outback is being offered with a couple of engine choices. The small, base engine is a 2.5 L 4-cylinder, which offers 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. They celebrated their 50 years anniversary this year of horizontally opposed boxer style engine designs which lay the cylinders of the engine flat instead of vertical or angled.

The main benefit of this has been its compact design which is lower in the bay of the car and lowers its center of gravity. This provides a significant improvement to its handling capacities. The only drawback has been that the fuel consumption is higher than a regular four-cylinder or even V6.

The bigger engine is a 3.6 L 6 cylinder which can produce 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. According to Subaru, most of the pull of the torque is between 2,000 rpm and 6,000 rpm. Before this there was a turbocharged Outback called the XT which was also available, but it is no longer on the menu from this version onwards. Subaru has been already doing very well in the market and with this new incentive program, they hope to do even better.

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