Subaru Outback (2014–)
- December 2014: New Subaru Outback launched
- July 2017: Black & Ivory Outback launched
- April 2018: Subaru Outback updated
New Subaru Outback launched
More a thorough revamp than an all-new model, the 2015 Subaru Outback is launched with 2.0 litre 'Boxer' diesel engine and choice of 6-speed manual or Lineartronic automatic transmissions.
4,790mm long x 1,820mm wide (exc. mirrors) x 1,605mm high (including roof rails).
17-inch wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres.
Seats down load volume 1,677 litres.
Maximum braked towing capacity 1,700 kg.
Turning radius 5.5 metres.
Fuel tank 65 litres.
1,998cc horizontally opposed 4 cylinder 4-stroke turbocharged common rail injected diesel engine developing 150PS at 3,600rpm and 350Nm torque from 1,600-2,400rpm.
2,498cc horizontally opposed 4 cylinder 4-stroke turbocharged petrol engine developing 175PS at 5,800rpm and 235Nm torque from 4,000rpm.
6-speed manual has centre diff coupled with viscous Limited Slip Diff.
6-speed Lineartronic has Active Torque Split AWD system.
Manual 121mph, 0-60 9.5 seconds, 155g/km CO2, 47.9mpg combined.
Lineartronic 121mph, 0-60 9.5 seconds, 166g/km CO2, 44.8mpg combined.
Prices: 2014 Outback SX manual: £29,995; 2014 Outback SX Lineartronic: £31,495
Black & Ivory Outback launched
Available from 1st September, the limited run Outback is styled with Crystal Back Silica paint and the interior is equipped with Ivory leather.
The limited run Outback is available in Petrol and Diesel and is priced at £35,545 for the Diesel 2.0D SE Premium Lineartronic and £33,545 for the Petrol 2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic.
Subaru Outback updated
Among the most significant changes to the exterior design for Outback is the redesigned front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights.
An addition to both the exterior design and the safety suite is a new front view camera. Placed on the front grille, the front view camera can monitor a 180°-degree area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot. These images, as well as visible guidelines, are displayed on the touchscreen to aide drivers in gauging potential hazards in front of the car and improve overall manoeuvering.
Allowing for increased all-round visibility, the 2018 Outback SUV is fitted with an additional side view camera mounted at the base of the passenger door mirror. Displaying the area diagonally in front of the passenger side of the Outback, the resulting imaging allows drivers to navigate through narrow spaces with greater ease.
Interior changes include a subtle redesign with the touchscreen size increased from 7-inch to a new 8-inch multifunction colour touchscreen for the SE Premium model, which is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay & Android Auto plus DAB radio functionality. The SE trim level also receives a refresh with an updated 6.5-inch multifunction colour touchscreen and fabric seating trim with heated front seats.
The 1,998cc 'Boxer' diesel engine is now dropped.