Tuesday 20 February 2018

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.

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