Jack Walsworth

Subaru reporter, web producer
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48207-2997 Detroit, Mich.
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Out in front: Notable pace cars at Indy

Much like the standard sedan on the road and race car on the big oval, pace cars, too, have evolved over the years. Here's a look at some of the more notable Indy 500 pace cars over the years.

Innovations at the Indianapolis 500

Technological advancements tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.

BMW 2 series: A (slightly) new look

BMW's compact 2-series coupe and convertible are getting an ever-so-slight refresh for the 2018 model year.

Magna scores high in Forbes' best employer lists

Forbes magazine has listed Magna International as one of Canada's best employers for 2017.

Shark noses, bobtails and windswept: What people think of Mercedes Concept A Sedan

Crossovers and SUVs might be selling in droves from China to the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is still experimenting with cars, as seen with the Concept A Sedan. Here's what some journalists are saying about the baby sedan:

Subaru says dealers are lagging on service

Subaru dealers continue to set sales records in the U.S., but they are not keeping up in their service departments, the brand's U.S. president says.

Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.

Subaru recalls certain 2017 Imprezas to recode engine control software

Subaru is recalling certain 2017 Impreza models to fix a software issue that may lead to stalled engines.

Soft-roaders, mashups and beacons: Toyota's FT-4X and what people are saying

Toyota's FT-4X checks the boxes of features aimed at millennials and their outdoor-focused adventures. Here's what people are saying about the subcompact crossover concept:

Genesis GV80 Concept: What people are saying

Genesis' GV80 Concept teases the first of two crossovers the luxury brand has promised by 2020.

Ford extends Shelby Mustangs another model year

Ford is keeping the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs in its product lineup for the 2018 model year.

Outback snags some love, too

Most of the attention Subaru garnered at the New York auto show last week went to its Ascent concept and redesigned Crosstrek. But no less significant was a freshened 2018 Outback.

Jaguar offers 4-cylinder turbo in new entry-level F-Type sports car

The Jaguar F-Type will be one of the few sports cars available with a four-, six- or eight-cylinder engine.

Jaguar slots 4-cylinder turbo motor in new entry-level F-Type

Jaguar is slotting a new 296-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged motor in the F-Type for 2018 that marks the first time since before World War II that the famed British brand has equipped a sports cars with a four-cylinder engine.

Ascent concept promises Subaru's return to 3-row crossover segment

UPDATED: 4/12/17 1:04 pm ET - adds details

Subaru, erasing memories of the ill-fated Tribeca, will again have a seat at the three-row crossover table when the Indiana-built Ascent goes on sale next year.

Kia packs 2018 Rio with more tech

When the fourth-generation Kia Rio arrives at U.S. dealerships this year, customers will find sharper styling and more available tech features on the subcompact.

Chrome wings, true crossovers and heckin' wagons: What people think of Buick Regal TourX, Sportback

The sixth-generation Buick Regal will be available in the U.S. as a four-door hatchback and a wagon -- no traditional sedan. Here's what people are saying about the latest Regals.

Virtual tours a new world for dealers

A car dealership where customers in goggles take an augmented self-guided virtual tour of a vehicle may be a new retail reality.

Subaru's top-selling Outback receives 2018 nip, tuck

UPDATED: 4/6/17 9:30 am ET -- adds gallery

Subaru's venerable Outback, the automaker's best-selling nameplate, is undergoing a freshening that includes a bolder, more rugged looking face for 2018.

Kicking tires, in virtual reality

Engineering research groups and automakers alike are pursuing the idea of an augmented reality, self-guided tour of a shiny new crossover or sports car at dealerships.

VW prices 2018 Atlas from $31,425

The 2018 Atlas, a three-row crossover that is key to VW's U.S. sales recovery following the company's diesel emissions violations, will be priced from $31,425.

Audi revs up TT with 2018 RS variant

Audi is bringing a high-performance variant of the TT coupe to the New York auto show.

SUBARU: Bigger deals deliver another record

Subaru's U.S. sales rose 11 percent to 54,871 units in March, marking the 37th consecutive month with sales of 40,000 or more. It was also the brand's 64 straight month of year-over-year gains.

Welburn, Roush lead class of '17 into Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame adds four members in 2017, including the former head of design at GM and racing's most successful owner.

Fuji Heavy officially changing name to Subaru Corp.

Fuji Heavy Industries has a new, albeit familiar, name. Effective April 1, the maker of Subaru vehicles will be known as Subaru Corp.

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