2021 Subaru Liberty Concept And Review

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Another well-loved nameplate axed as Subaru bows to the adamant ascent of the SUV

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We now accept an acknowledgment for the scattering of readers who accept asked us, repeatedly, aback the new-generation 2021 Subaru Liberty would go on auction in Australia: it won’t.

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In a absolution issued today, the Japanese company’s bounded benefactor accepted the Liberty cast (known as Legacy overseas) will avenue the Australian bazaar aback the accepted archetypal ends its assembly run for our region.

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Before this announcement, the aggregation had, for added than a year, been clumsy to accord CarAdvice any adumbration of bounded timing for the new archetypal – aboriginal appear in February 2019.

Above: The new 2020/2021 Subaru Liberty won’t appear to Australia

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Christian Dinsdale says buyers agog on the Liberty should bethink the accepted Impreza is abutting in admeasurement to the third-generation Liberty, aback afore the car was fabricated bigger to amuse bazaar demands.

“Equally, WRX is a achievement auto advantage that is apparently the abutting about to the assorted turbocharged Liberty variants, such as the RS, GT and acquainted by STI, which captured the hearts of so abounding agog drivers in their heyday,” he said.

Speaking with CarAdvice, Subaru Australia communications bang-up David Rowley said the Liberty’s phaseout will activate now, but the aggregation has one added assembly run booked, acceptation buyers ability apprehend to see the archetypal alive on until actual aboriginal in 2021.

Today’s account follows the accommodation in 2014 to bead the Liberty’s wagon anatomy from the Australian line-up, abrogation the jacked-up Outback to backpack that segment.

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The Liberty’s sad end follows that of its Ford-badged battling the Mondeo, which had its retirement appear in December aftermost year advanced of a sales end in mid-2020.

Above: the Outback, apparent actuality in its new MY21 form, will alive on

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The Liberty’s belvedere won’t leave us entirely, however, with the new bearing of the accompanying Outback “100 per cent safe” and accepted to accomplish its Australian admission by about March 2021.

Likewise, the new-generation Levorg wagon is accepted for Australia, but it is accepted to access with a added circumscribed range. If the decisions of added brands are annihilation to go by, this could beggarly a focus on performance-oriented variants.

The accepted sixth-generation Liberty debuted in Australia in 2015, with bargain appraisement and college grades of accepted accessories to advice it attempt in a shrinking bazaar segment.

Above: the new Levorg is accepted for Australia

Sales for the accepted sixth-generation Liberty accept followed those of all average and ample commuter cars, which accept abundantly accustomed way to SUVs as the adopted advantage for Australian buyers.

In 2016, Subaru registered 3495 Liberty sedans (Toyota tallied 26,485 Camry sedans), while 2020 has so far apparent aloof 499 Liberty sales (against 7799 Camry sales).

The accomplished two years accept apparent Subaru almanac 2441 Liberty sales, compared to 13,844 for the Outback.

Above: the accepted Outback

Over its lifetime, though, the Liberty has begin added than a few Australian homes. According to Subaru, a absolute of 153,700 Liberty sedans and wagons accept been awash back it was aboriginal alien in 1989.

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Subaru Australia Managing Director, Christian Dinsdale, said: “Liberty has been a cardinal allotment of Subaru’s success.

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“While chump preferences accept confused on to added cartage in our range, Liberty has played a badly affecting role in the brand’s advance and acceptability for engineering, safety, backbone and retained value.

“It was our aboriginal archetypal with all-around address and confused the cast abroad from its commonsensical roots to acceptable a admired automotive company.

“Not alone has Liberty accustomed a acceptability as a abundant car, it additionally pioneered our aboriginal assemblage motorsport success story.

“The aboriginal turbocharged Libertys paved the way for the absurd successes that followed with both Subaru Assemblage Team Australia and the Subaru World Assemblage Team.”

Note: this timeline is provided by Subaru Australia

1989First bearing Liberty launches in Australia.

199110,000th Liberty awash in Australia and RS Turbo adaptation launched. Winner: Wheels’ anniversary affection accolade and NRMA Best Average Car accolade – the aboriginal of abounding motoring alignment titles.

1994All Libertys get bifold advanced airbags.

1995Liberty wins Wheels Car of the Year.

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1999Liberty wagon wins Wheels Car of the Year.

2001Liberty B4 reintroduced turbocharged technology to the range.

2004New-generation Liberty and Outback awarded the best anytime best crashworthiness ratings in absolute testing performed by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Introduction of six butt 3.0 litre options, including the Liberty spec.B. An outstanding locally developed appropriate edition, the Liberty GT acquainted by STI, won accolades.

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2005Liberty 3.0R called Australia’s Best Luxury Car beneath $57,000, by Australia’s accumulated motoring organizations.

2006Premium versions of Archetypal Year 2007 Liberty and Outback affection the advocate SI-Drive system. Subaru Intelligent Drive offers the advantage of three altered drive adventures in one.

2009Liberty anesthetized the 120,000 sales mark in Australia. Fifth bearing Liberty launched and Liberty 3.6R Premium called Best Prestige Car in the accumulated motoring organisations Australia’s Best Cars awards.

2012Subaru introduces the adult EyeSight disciplinarian abetment arrangement on Liberty and Outback 3.6 Premium variants.

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