Subaru to create a new sub-brand for SUVs

The Japanese brand will have a sub-brand Wilderness, which will produce significantly modified versions of conventional models.

Subaru Company intends to create a new sub-brand, under which the Japanese intend to produce the most extreme versions of their models, prepared for off-road.

The new sub-brand will be called Wilderness, which can be translated from English as “wilderness” or “deadwood. Cars in the new lineup will differ from standard cars both externally and technically.

The first representative of the Wilderness family will be a Subaru Outback station wagon, which was spotted during winter tests in early 2021. The car will receive an upgraded suspension with increased ground clearance, off-road tires, as well as additional protective elements of the body.
The engine will not be changed. In the USA, Subaru Outback is available with a 2.4-liter “turbo four” producing 264 hp and 375 Nm of torque, variator and all-wheel drive.

The Subaru Outback Wilderness is expected to premiere before mid-summer 2021. The second representative of the new sub-brand will be an upgraded version of the Forester crossover.

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Toyota has postponed the premiere date of the new Land Cruiser 300

The SUV was originally set to be released on May 31 or June 1.
Japanese automaker Toyota has published a teaser announcing the release date of the next generation Land Cruiser. The presentation will air live on the brand’s official YouTube channel on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 19:00 UTC.

The fresh video is only six seconds long, but the brand will likely release a few more videos before the premiere. By today we know that the SUV will move to TNGA-F architecture, with no eight-cylinder engines. Buyers will be offered a 3.5-liter turbocharged petrol V6 with 409 hp and 650 Nm, as well as a diesel 3.3-liter “six” with 302 hp and 700 Nm. In both cases, the transmission is a ten-speed automatic gearbox.

The new “Cruiser” will become lighter due to the use of aluminum. A 15-liter smaller fuel tank (the new units are more economical) will contribute to “losing weight”. Judging by the numerous spy shots, the exterior design is evolutionary, and not revolutionary. In GR Sport version the length of the car will make 4965 mm, and the most expensive modification will be 20 mm longer. The latter will also be distinguished by an abundance of chrome, oversized wheels, the presence of several touchscreens in the cabin and an advanced audio system JBL with 14 speakers.
A four-zone climate control, a camera under the floor and KDSS – electronically controlled system of kinetic stabilization of the suspension are declared for the model. However, it seems that this option will not be available for all Cruisers.