Subaru UK will not be passing on Januarys VAT increase to the majority of its customers. The Japanese manufacturer is to absorb the 2.5% rise in sales duty itself in most cases.
Prices for 80% of the Subaru range will remain unchanged for 2011. The Subaru Forester SUV range will start at £21,295 for the entry level 2.0X and rise to £28,995 for the 2.0 D XS NavPlus. The Subaru Legacy Tourer range will cost from £24,795 to £29,295 and the Subaru Crossover Outback models will continue to be priced at £26,795 rising to £35,795 for the top of the range. The recently launched Subaru 2011MY STI WRX stays at £32,995 (for both the four and five-door) and the last remaining few Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 models are still priced at £49,995.
Kenyon Neads, Subaru UK Marketing Director said “for the vast majority of our customers the decision not to pass on the VAT rise is great news, particularly anyone in the market for a Subaru Forester, Legacy, Outback or WRX STI Type UK.”