The New Zealand model Outback, due here in the third quarter, will be based on the Japanese built version of the vehicle (US model pictured).
It will be slightly shorter than the current Outback, with reduced overhangs, and the new model will be higher and wider with more ground clearance.
The Outback will have similar power trains to the new Legacy, including Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic gearbox and six-speed manual transmission options with the four-cylinder Boxer engine model, plus the choice of a 3.6 litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine with five-speed automatic.
“The new Outback will offer a very spacious and comfortable package with exceptional fuel economy”, says Graeme Woodlands, Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand.
“It is an outstanding vehicle packed with technology that only Subaru has to offer, such as the Boxer engine with low centre of gravity, fulltime symmetrical All Wheel Drive, and the world-leading chain driven Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission.”