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IT’S been an­other out­stand­ing year for Subaru in North­ern Ireland, sales of their iconic All Wheel Drive Boxer en­gine pow­ered cars have reached a five year high and look set to close some 40 per cent ahead of 2015.

World­wide de­mand ex­ceeds pro­duc­tion — in Amer­ica the Brand has out­sold Audi, BMW, Volk­swa­gen and Jaguar com­bined.

“It’s been a phe­nom­e­nal year, we’ve smashed not just sales records, but also lap records on the Isle of Man with Mark Hig­gins’ WRX STI and North­ern Ireland’s Colin Turk­ing­ton notched up five wins to fin­ish sec­ond over­all in the Subaru Levorg’s maiden year in Bri­tish Tour­ing Cars,” said Des East­wood, Subaru’s long­est serv­ing dealer.

“The Brand has a unique ap­peal, af­ford­able sym­met­ri­cal AWD matched to a range of mean and pow­er­ful petrol or diesel Boxer en­gines that keep weight low­down to max­imise trac­tion, sta­bil­ity — and road safety”.

“The only other man­u­fac­turer to adopt this clever de­sign ethos is a Ger­man sports car maker — but nowhere near Subaru’s prices! .

“We be­lieve one day all cars will be built the Subaru way, no other lay­out of­fers such out­stand­ing han­dling, feed­back, grip and trac­tion.

“If you’ve never tried a Subaru call in to our Lis­burn show­room, but be warned — once you’ve driven a Subaru, you’ll want a Subaru.”

“We’re the new boys with the Brand and lov­ing ev­ery mo­ment of it,” said Pat Mccaf­frey of Western Subaru in En­niskillen.

“The cars are a real plea­sure to drive, there’s noth­ing else on the road like a Subaru for more than twice the money.

“Some other mak­ers use part­time 4WD which is in­her­ently flawed as the car has to lose grip be­fore the sys­tems kick in.

“With Subaru it’s not ‘ two+two’ you have grip in each cor­ner, con­stantly, so the car al­ways de­liv­ers max­i­mum trac­tion and safety.”

“We’re very for­tu­nate we don’t have ice and snow of­ten, but we do get lots of dan­ger­ous stand­ing wa­ter and loose or slip­pery sur­faces all year round.

“Diesel and farm spills are my pet hates and can be lethal.

“In a Subaru the car per­forms like it’s on rails, my cus­tomers love the con­fi­dence they get in all con­di­tions and know their fam­ily could not be safer.

“Steel beams run through the rear doors to pro­tect loved ones, ISOFIX and mul­ti­ple airbags are stan­dard, as is elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol and anti-lock brak­ing.

“The flag­ship Out­back has in­dus­try lead­ing Eye­sight col­li­sion avoid­ance tech­nol­ogy, stereo cam­eras that read the road ahead look­ing for haz­ards.

“The in­de­pen­dent Amer­i­can In­sur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion rated Eye­sight “Best in Class” and it has re­duced col­li­sions by up to 40per cent in some mar­kets.”

“Subaru are the only Brand on sale in the UK built en­tirely in Ja­pan,” said Mccaf­frey.

“Build qual­ity and en­gi­neer­ing ex­cel­lence is ob­vi­ous.

“They are fru­gal on fuel and tyres, an­other ben­e­fit of sym­met­ri­cal AWD.

“De­mand ex­ceeds sup­ply, typ­i­cally we have six weeks wait for new or­ders, the up­side is that resid­u­als per­form strongly.

“Come and try one soon, you’ll be sure of a warm Subaru wel­come.”

The Subaru Levorg GT Turbo

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