Two years after presenting it at the New York Motor Show (United States), Subaru is finally launching its new Outback in its European version.
Better late than never. Near two years after the presentation of its American version at the New York 2019 Motor Show, the new Subaru Outback is finally presented in its European declination.
A strong character
Based on new platform SGP (Subaru Global Platform), this sixth generation does not revolutionize the model. it is still a breaker wagon with raised ground clearance (more than 21 cm). However, the fenders have been widened, the black plastic protections around the body are more imposing, the front lights are refined and its grille is enlarged. All this gives it more character.
A tougher, bigger Outback
Side template, Subaru does not specify the dimensions of the machine, but it should announce the same figures as the US version namely 4.86 m long, 1.86 m wide and 1.68 m high, respectively 4, 2 and 7 cm more than the previous generation. The wheelbase would remain fixed at 2.75 m. This growth would obviously benefit the livability but also the trunk volume (hands-free opening), up from 10 liters to 522 liters.
The interior is being modernized thanks in particular to quality materials and a large 11.6 inch vertical touchscreen. Depending on the version, there are also heated and ventilated seats, on-board Wi-Fi or a twelve-speaker audio system.
The newcomer also does full of driving aids with the program: adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking in reverse, lane change assistance, blind spot monitoring or even head-up display .
No hybridization under the hood
Finally, under the hood, no hybridization but a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer, automatically associated with a CVT and all-wheel drive.
The new Subaru Outback will be launched in European dealerships during the month of April. Its prices have not yet been communicated.