The new, fifth-generation Subaru Outback will go on sale in the UK from 1 April from £27,995 OTR. The new Outback will stay in the same £27,995 to £32,995 price bracket of the outgoing version. The new model gets the signature hawk-eye headlights, hexagonal grille and other minor tweaks in the exterior. Main changes are inside the SUV. The new model’s interior is now more spacious and features equipments built of high quality materials giving the cabin a more premium and upmarket appeal. The new Outback features a new range of factory-fitted infotainment and sat nav systems.
The new Outback will be available with two engine choices – a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 150 PS (148 hp) and 350 Nm of torque and a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre petrol engine that produces 165 PS (163 hp) and 235 Nm of torque. Diesel engine models will be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic (CVT) transmission. Petrol engine models will be available only with Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.
The new Outback will be available in two trim levels – SE and SE Premium. Standard features on the SE models include automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, cruise control, Active Torque Vectoring, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and privacy glass, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, audio smartphone connectivity and a reversing camera. Additionally, SE models with petrol engine get engine start-stop system and Subaru Intelligent Drive (engine mode selector) also.
The SE Premium models add keyless entry and push-button start, a powered rear tailgate, a sunroof, leather seats and 18-inch alloy wheels.
More information is available in the press release below.
PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW SUBARU OUTBACK – Press Release
- Six Outback model variants starting from £27,995 (on-the-road)
- Choice of two engines, equipped with manual or Lineartronic transmissions
- On sale in the UK from 1 April 2015
The new Subaru Outback, the fifth-generation of the brand’s pioneering crossover, will go on sale in the UK from 1 April 2015 priced from £27,995 (on-the-road). Introduced in 1995 as the first ever crossover and spawning a whole range of copy cat models ever since, the Outback has continued to successfully combine the virtues of a tourer with those of an SUV, winning over drivers with its practical, all-road nature.
The on the road price range of £27,995 to £32,995 means the all-new Outback stays in the same price bracket as the outgoing version despite having new exterior design, a more spacious and higher quality interior and a range of advanced safety equipment and in-car technology. The new Outback also boasts a very generous standard specification.
EyeSight safety assist – a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers
New to the latest model, EyeSight is Subaru’s advanced collision avoidance technology which acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers, employing stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards. This is the first time the technology has been made available in the UK and Europe.
The system’s two colour cameras are located in front of the rear view mirror to detect the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other potential hazards. EyeSight is fitted as standard to every Outback fitted with Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, and includes autonomous Pre-collision Braking Control and Pre-collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure & Sway Warning.
New Outback goes more upmarket
While clearly maintaining the distinctive Subaru Outback identity, Subaru’s designers strived to make the new model more dynamic while keeping true to its rugged cross-over roots. From the front, the bumper integrated hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights maintain consistency with other models in the Subaru family, while the profile is a subtle evolution of the existing Outback.
More significant changes can be found on the inside. The new model’s revamped interior uses a range of higher quality materials throughout, resulting in a much more premium cabin, complimented by a new range of factory-fit infotainment and sat nav systems. The interior is also more spacious for passengers.
Two engines, two transmissions
There are two engines available in the UK – a pair of horizontally-opposed four-cylinder ‘Boxer’ engines, fitted deep in the engine bay to ensure a low centre of gravity for improved handling, despite the car’s raised ground clearance. Buyers can choose between a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, producing 150 PS and 350 Nm torque, or a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre petrol unit, with power and torque outputs of 165 PS and 235 Nm respectively.
Diesel engines will be offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission; the 2.5-litre petrol engine is sold exclusively with Lineartronic.
Generous standard specification
There are two trim levels available in the UK – SE and SE Premium – which both offer a generous level of standard equipment.
SE models are equipped as standard with automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, cruise control, Active Torque Vectoring, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and privacy glass, as well as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, incorporating satellite navigation, audio, smartphone connectivity and a rear view parking camera. Petrol SE models also feature an emissions-reducing start-stop system and Subaru Intelligent Drive, which allows drivers to select different engine modes depending on road conditions for improved economy and performance.
SE Premium models add a sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and a powered rear tailgate for added functionality.
|Model||Price (OTR)||VED band||CO2 (g/km)|
|2.0D SE Lineartronic||£29,995||G||159|
|2.0D SE Premium||£30,995||F||145|
|2.0D SE Premium Lineartronic||£32,995||G||159|
|2.5i SE Lineartronic||£28,495||G||161|
|2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic||£31,495||G||161|