Subaru’s Outback enters new territory
SUBARU’S new Outback gets here in December.
The fourth generation of the series has a bigger cabin, longer wheelbase and a two-litre diesel turbocharged Boxer-diesel and will cost from €41,995 ex-works.
The 1,998cc diesel has a sixspeed manual gearbox and pumps out 150bhp.
It has a newly re-engineered suspension and an all-steel unitary structure as well as, of course, all-wheel-drive (AWD).
Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, 17in alloys, self-levelling suspension, dualzone, fully automatic air-con, front, side and curtain airbags, front fog lights, cruise control, six-CD tuner with six speakers and steering wheel-mounted remote controls.
Space between the front seats is up 30mm and there’s an additional 62mm between the front and rear seats.
The rear-seat backrest splits 60/40 and folds flat.
There’s more luggage space as well with a lower loading lip. Other important elements include electric power-steering, a new electronic parking brake, hill-hold function and Brake Assist which kicks in when the system reckons it’s time for emergency application of the brakes.
The two-litre diesel consumes 6.1 litres every 100km and with emissions of 167g/km its annual road tax will be €447.