Subaru is well known for its success in rally racing, and besides Finland, no place likes rallying more than the crazy folk up in Canada. Subaru Canada used to compete directly in the sport with Subaru Rally Team Canada, but ended that run after the 2017 season of the Canadian Rally Championship. Despite the pull out, the automaker is still a presenting sponsor of the sport and has a unique strategy to get more people involved – give them money!
If you buy a new Subaru up in Canada and promise to compete in rallies with it, you’ll get a $10,000 Canadian ($8,000 USD) rebate. Sound too good to be true? Well, there are some stipulations.
First, you have to be a Canadian resident and hold a valid Canadian Rally Championship license. Fairly easy so far. Next, the car must be bought through an authorized Canadian Subaru dealer. No problem. Lastly, you must convert the car to rally specifications per CRC guidelines. Hmm… that might be tougher.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.