Subaru WRX STI Wins 4.5 Stars from Evo

Subaru WRX STI 2014Evo Magazine has reviewed the 2014 Subaru WRX STI and awarded it an impressive 4.5 stars (out of 5).

Commended for its improved steering feel, “huge” grip levels and an overall feeling of solidity, the WRX STI will be on sale in May from £28,995 OTR.

From such a well respected car magazine that has the strap line of “The Thrill of Driving”, we believe 4.5/5 speaks for itself. You can read the Evo review here.

We don’t think anyone will dispute that the latest incarnation of this iconic car now represents extremely good value for money.

We’ve yet to take delivery of our demonstrator, but follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to know when the WRX STI will be available in Dorset!

Subaru XV Updated for 2014

Subaru XV SUV Front ViewApril sees the updated 2014 Subaru XV crossover go on sale at Dorset Sports Cars. Subaru have taken the opportunity, with this updated model, to improve safety, cabin quality and handling; giving a more refined ride to this compact SUV.

The distinctive styling remains up to date and is further enhanced by additional colour options. With its useful ground clearance and individual alloy wheels the XV manages to look sporty but rugged, and is more than able to cope with the rigours of daily life.

The new engine line up gives a choice of either a 2 litre petrol or diesel mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The petrol variant is also available with Subaru’s efficient six-speed Lineartronic transmission. All XVs feature Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, which adds to its sure footedness on the road, and this is now further enhanced by upgrades to the suspension and power steering. A 5 star Euro-NCAP rating, multiple air bags, a safety pedal system,  traction control and ABS brakes, all as standard, ensure you are in one of the safest cars on the road, and a notable 90% score for child occupancy brings further peace of mind.

Subaru XV SUV Rear ViewThe well-built and roomy interior sees quality boosted and soundproofing improved. Leather seats are available on the already exceptionally well equipped XV. As standard, even the base models come with features such as automatic HID headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers, power fold mirrors, cruise control, electric windows and privacy glass. Infotainment includes a rear vision camera system, a Bluetooth® compatible hands free system and a USB (iPod) connection to the audio system can be found in the glove box. A Pioneer Sat-Nav system is available as an option.

The Subaru XV
A test drive will convince you…

The Subaru XV is a car that has been “under the radar” of many SUV drivers in Dorset, but with its impressive performance, decent economy, rugged looks, 5 year Warranty, remarkable standard specification and dynamic drive, we believe it?s well worth considering and one of the best in its sector. It can handle forest tracks and country lanes in all conditions, as well as taking the kids to school or a trip to the beach. In our region, the Subaru XV has pretty much everything covered, whether you live in Bournemouth, the New Forest or deepest Dorset and everywhere in between!

Visit the Subaru web site for full specifications, where you can also see how owners have rated the XV; confirming it?s a great car to live with.

Pop along to our showroom or contact us to arrange a test drive, we’ll be pleased to show you what we’ve all been missing.

Welcome to the News Section

Over the coming weeks and months we will be publishing news items from Dorset Sports Cars and writing a few words about things that may be of interest to our customers. Motorsport will have still have its own dedicated blog, this section is more about keeping you up to date with the activity at the garage and what the staff get up to outside of motorsport.

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