That's how we say Subaru here, they have been trying to make us pronounce it like the Australians, but resistance is strong. The long A is our colonial form, and the Maori language uses the long A too...so it's pretty hard to stop us doing it that way.
I find North Americans have a strange way they emphasise sylables, and when telling them how to pronouce a Maori word, they will repeat it back wrong, say it a again, and they respond the same way. Like trying to get an Asian to pronouce and English word, no matter how many times they try, they just can't get it right.
1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.