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Subaru Outback: automatic option for diesel SUV

The 2013 Subaru Outback will become the first diesel-powered model in Subaru Australia's history to come with the option of an automatic transmission. Subaru has confirmed the upcoming Outback 2.0 Diesel will be offered with the Japanese brand's Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), heeding calls from customers for a self-shifting gearbox, particularly in rural and regional areas...

2012 Subaru Forester 2.0D, Outback 2.0D more fuel efficient

Subaru Australia has upgraded its two diesel models for 2012, with the Forester 2.0D and Outback 2.0D now offering improved fuel economy and smoother gearshifts. The Forester and Outback diesels are equipped with the same 2.0-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission – a combination that is now 6.2 per cent more fuel efficient than before...

2012 Subaru Outback upgraded, Forester X limited edition on sale

The 2012 Subaru Outback gets a mild equipment upgrade for the New Year while retaining its old price. Mirroring the 2012 Model Year upgrade to the Liberty, satellite navigation, a reversing camera, USB connectivity, and a full-size alloy spare wheel are now standard across the range. The upgrades add around $2500 extra value to the entry-level Outback 2...

Hackers unlock, start Subaru Outback engine using SMS

Two professional hackers have used text messages to unlock the doors and start the engine of a brand new Subaru Outback.   The researchers from iSec Partners in the US used an Android phone and a technique they call ‘war texting’ to penetrate the car’s security system during a demonstration at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas...

Subaru XV Impreza-based Outback patent images revealed

Subaru has already unveiled a concept version of the Subaru XV, first at the 2011 Auto Shanghai show and then earlier this month at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show. Patent images have now be found outlining the look of the production version. These patent images, first published by China Car Times, resemble the Subaru XV Concept quite accurately, offering that same rugged two-tone look...

2011 Subaru Outback Touring special edition

Subaru has just announced a new special edition Outback offering a number of additional accessories and options free of charge. It's called the Subaru Outback Touring. The Subaru Outback is already a great car, providing plenty of features, renowned Subaru reliability and a capable all-wheel drive system matched with a comfortable ride height...

Subaru Eyesight for Liberty and Outback later this year

Subaru is set to equip Liberty and Outback models with its succesful EyeSight technology in the later part of this year. The idea is simple, equip vehicles with an eye that can detect potential collisions and help drivers in preventing accidents. Subaru EyeSight system will see tiny road-facing cameras placed on each side of the rear-view mirror...

2011 Subaru Liberty, Outback available with Bluetooth across both ranges

The 2011 Subaru Liberty and Outback are now available with Bluetooth wireless technology across both model ranges. Previously available on selected Libertys and Outbacks, the entry-level Liberty 2.5i and Outback 2.5i are now in line with the rest of the range with the addition of Bluetooth compatibility...

2010 Subaru Liberty and Subaru Outback six-speed manual recall

Subaru has issued a recall for all 2010 model year Subaru Liberty and Outbacks fitted with the six-speed manual transmission. The recall issued on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, government website, says the problem is in the transmission. The report says it's not supplying itself with adequate lubricant...

Subaru Australia recalls MY10 Outback and Liberty models

Subaru Australia has today announced a recall of 8827 of its 2010 Model Year Subaru Outback and Liberty vehicles because of a potential wiring fault within the steering roll connector. Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles, advised Subaru Australia that broken wiring may affect the operation of the steering wheel mounted cruise or audio controls, the horn, gearshift paddles (if equipped) and possibly illuminate the airbag warning light...

2010 Subaru Outback & Liberty (CVT) recalled

Subaru has recalled tens of thousands of MY10 (2010) Subaru Outback and Liberty models fitted with its continuously variable transmission (CVT) across the world. Subaru Australia issued the recall yesterday that affects 2,288 vehicles already sold. According to the manufacturer the CVT in certain cars may experience an oil leak from a faulty oil cooler hose...