Subaru has announced price reductions for three cars in Australia to pass on the benefit from the recent Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Thanks to the FTA, with the reduction in import duty, retail prices will drop by as much as AUS $1000 once the new pricing is effective from January 16.
The Subaru Forester range will be AUS $1000 cheaper, all the Subaru XV models will be AU$750 cheaper and the Subaru Impreza will see AUS $500 slashed. The new pricing will be effective from January 16 but as a part of its New Year Sale campaign, the company will subsidise all sales by the same amount between now and January 16. From then on, the new pricing will be permanent.
The Subaru WRX, the Subaru WRX STI, and the Subaru Liberty however, do not get any cheaper. Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, says that the pricing of the models launched in 2014 was already adjusted rationally.
“From January 16, Manufacturer’s List Prices (MLP)* for the multi award-winning Subaru Forester range will reduce by $1000 for every variant, while each XV will be $750 less and every Impreza $500 less,” said Senior in a statement.