Next-generation wagon is based on the latest Liberty, and should be available with an optional 2.4-litre turbo boxer engine.
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The next-generation Subaru Outback will be unveiled at next week's 2019 New York motor show.

Ahead of the car's launch, the company has issued a single teaser shot of the new wagon, although it has yet to provide any details about the car.

The new soft-roader wagon will again be based on the latest Liberty sedan, which is known outside of Australia and New Zealand as the Legacy.

From the teaser photo we can see the Outback will be differentiated from the sedan by its taller suspension, higher profile tyres, wheel arch protectors, black wing mirrors, modified headlight graphics, prominent roof rails, new front fascia design, and, of course, enough plastic body protection to satisfy an American footballer.

In the US, the latest Legacy is available with two four-cylinder boxer engines. We expect the new Outback to also use these powertrains.

The Legacy's base motor is a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre unit with 136kW of power at 5800rpm, and 239Nm of torque at 4400rpm. In the sedan, this engine is capable of completing the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) dash in 8.4 seconds.

Up-spec models are equipped with a 2.4-litre turbo, which effectively replaces the current car's 3.6-litre six-cylinder.

Stateside models are said to have 194kW of power at 5600rpm, and 376Nm of torque between 2000 and 4800rpm.

As with all Subaru models, apart from the BRZ and kei cars, the Outback will have all-wheel drive as standard. We expect it to be offered exclusively with a continuously variable transmission.

The new Legacy is also available with a 11.6-inch portrait-orientation infotainment screen, or two 7.0-inch units.