The Subaru Outback range has been updated for 2013 with new features and specifications and with price cuts of up to $4000.
The biggest saving sees the diesel-powered 110kW/350Nm Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium, now with new alloy wheels and a colour information display, available from $42,990. Prices for the standard Outback 2.0D diesel have also been reduced by $1000 to $39,990, while benefitting from the addition of satellite navigation.
The reshuffled line-up sees the demise of the previous 123kW/229Nm entry-level Subaru Outback 2.5i manual model, replaced by the automatic Outback 2.5i with its more fuel-efficient and more powerful 127kW/235Nm FB horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, at a reduction of $500 to $38,490. The new engine sees fuel consumption drop from 8.3 litres per 100km to 8.0L/100km.
For an extra $1500, an Outback 2.5i option pack model receives leather trim, satellite navigation, rear air conditioning vents, driver’s power seat, and a colour information display.
All 2013 Subaru Outback models sport a new grille and foglight surround as well as new-look alloy wheels, while the Outback 2.5i with optional leather trim, 2.5i Premium and the $57,490 range-topping 191kW/350Nm six-cylinder 3.6R Premium also gain a colour information display.
A revised version of Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive system joins the Japanese manufacturer’s EyeSight driver assist system available on selected models, which also adds front sun visor extensions, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers. Enhanced suspension, new bushings, and altered damper and spring rate settings are all aimed at improving stability, body roll, and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance.
Four new colours have also been made available for the updated Subaru Outback, with dark grey metallic, deep sea blue pearl, Venetian red pearl and burnished bronze metallic all added to the palette for 2013.