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Old 04-13-2022, 11:13 AM   #1
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  • Onyx Edition now offers two engine options
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Old 04-13-2022, 11:27 AM   #2
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That’s terrible. Random Solterra cladding and fog lights. I prefer the look of the CX-50.
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Old 04-13-2022, 11:33 AM   #3
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So when does the BRZ get its unpainted plastic cladding?
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Old 04-13-2022, 11:33 AM   #4
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The teardrop black portion certainly seems off in proportion to the cladding. Like it’s too much going on between wheel arches and the front fascia.

Now that you mention the CX 50, I get a Volvo vibe from that car that I ain’t mad about.
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Old 04-13-2022, 11:59 AM   #5
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Wireless Carplay and AA, not bad.
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Old 04-13-2022, 12:21 PM   #6
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What's the point of the strip of paint between the "vent" and wheel? At this point they may as well leave it unpainted like the Solterra and Adrenaline concept.
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Old 04-13-2022, 12:27 PM   #7
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Old 04-13-2022, 12:29 PM   #8
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What's the point of the strip of paint between the "vent" and wheel? At this point they may as well leave it unpainted like the Solterra and Adrenaline concept.
Just to make the Subaru haters have more to talk about...
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Old 04-13-2022, 12:31 PM   #9
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...and the haters of Subaru haters too.
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Old 04-13-2022, 12:48 PM   #10
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I don't see MPG enhancing golf-ball texture on that plastic...
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Old 04-13-2022, 01:15 PM   #11
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Holy crap it does look like Alice Cooper. Maybe King Diamond***8230;.
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Old 04-13-2022, 01:20 PM   #12
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When I saw this back in September, my first thought, even before I had decided if I liked it or not, was "NASIOC is going to hate this".




Like it or not, I'm stuck with it.
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Old 04-13-2022, 01:42 PM   #13
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They gave the Outback a Fu Man Chu
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:21 PM   #14
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Is ***8216;bespoke complication' a proper term?
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:53 PM   #15
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[quote=chanomatik;46722914]https://media.subaru.com/pressreleas...k-suv-new-york





I wasnt aware that refresh meant black painted 2016 Legacy Premium wheels lol
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:54 PM   #16
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I like it.
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I don't see MPG enhancing golf-ball texture on that plastic...
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:04 PM   #18
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Sheesh, time to overhaul the design team. White is probably the worst color to show the design on, so hopefully the others won't be as bad.

Do the designers just sit around a table and ask what can we do to freshen up the design, and they all shrug and just say why not add plastic cladding all over?
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:12 PM   #19
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From the side image, with the offroading mud splatter, it looks like they mostly have the cladding (formed into complex asymmetric shapes that you can almost imagine come from computational fluid dynamics) placed precisely where it won't actually protect the paint from said offroading splatter.

They could have just gone with basic mud flaps or some clear plastic film on the doors and called it a day... Maybe this cladding is all really shopping cart dent protection.
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:13 PM   #20
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I imagine that for the Wilderness refresh, the entire doors and hood of the car will be golf textured plastic.
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:14 PM   #21
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Amateurs...

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Old 04-13-2022, 03:47 PM   #22
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Someone high up at Subaru design definitely has a hard on for black plastic. It looks cheap to me like the treatment of a stripped down base model.
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Old 04-13-2022, 03:50 PM   #23
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Still better than the WRX, by at least a few thousand miles
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Old 04-13-2022, 04:25 PM   #24
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did I hear you say you like plastic?
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Old 04-13-2022, 05:05 PM   #25
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You know, it actually looks better than the Wilderness edition.
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