Subaru New Zealand releases pricing for turbocharged Outback XT models

AutoTrader NZ
Published 10 May 2022

Subaru of New Zealand can now announce the news that turbocharged Outback fans have been waiting for – the pricing and specification of our most powerful SUV.

Pricing for the two models arriving on our shores in December will be:

  • Outback XT Turbo $62,990*
  • Outback XT Turbo Touring $67,990*

These all-new Subaru Outback XT variants both feature a 2.4-litre turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine, with 183kW and 350Nm of torque, equating to more horsepower. The XT models’ towing capabilities also reach new heights, ascending from the current 2.5 litre naturally aspirated Outback’s 2000kg limit, to an impressive 2,400kg braked towing capacity.

Subaru of New Zealand’s Managing Director Wallis Dumper says he is thrilled the brand now has Recommended Retail Prices for the Outback SUVs that will competently tow Kiwi drivers’ trailers, boats and other adventure toys.

“While the pricing reveal on the Outback XT answers the main question that all those who have pre-registered their interest in this new Subaru have been asking, the next important step is to secure yours before the new Clean Car Standard (CCS) kicks in.”

“We will have limited stock arriving in December and we urge anyone interested in purchasing an Outback XT Turbo to get in touch with their local Authorised Subaru Centre to put down a deposit. The CCS fee will be introduced on January 1st, 2023, and it will add thousands of dollars to this model.”

Mr Dumper continues: “We know many Outback drivers are business owners and can therefore work around the GST on the tax implications. However, we are also very aware that many private, passionate owners will want to avoid paying more tax than they need to, if it’s simply a matter of timing their purchase right to buy their Outback XT before the end of 2022.”

The Outback XT Touring premium variant is the most technologically advanced and luxurious Outback of all time. It features:

  • Nappa leather accented seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Harman Kardon® audio
  • Rear power tail gate with hands-free badge sensor
  • 11.6″ tablet-like touch screen with satellite navigation
  • A Driver Monitoring System (DMS) with facial recognition to detect driver drowsiness or distraction. The DMS can also recognise up to five drivers to personalise the driver’s seat, wing mirror and air conditioning preferences.
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seat
  • 8 Airbags

The rugged Outback XT Turbo adventurer enables Kiwis to access the off-road destinations where they’d rather be. This stylish looker stands out with:

  • Dark metallic 18″ alloy wheels
  • Black grille, wing mirrors and rear badging
  • Black roof rails with green tie-down points
  • Green accents on the side badges
  • Green stitching on the water repellent synthetic leather seats, centre console, steering wheel and gear shift boot.
  • Dual function X-Mode with deep snow and deep mud settings, which allows the Outback XT Turbo to traverse almost any terrain.
  • Satellite navigation
  • Rear power tail gate with hands-free badge sensor

Along with the rest of the Subaru of New Zealand model range, the new Outback XT Turbo variants are equipped with our clever crash avoidance technology EyeSight® as standard. Subaru drivers can have confidence that they possess all the capability, safety (and now, increased towing power), no matter where they are adventuring.

Mr Dumper concludes: “There are also many older variant, six-cylinder Outback owners who have been waiting to update their towing vehicle, so this new XT Turbocharged model will provide them with the towing capacity to truly enjoy Subaru Country.”

For more information about the Outback 2.4 Turbocharged models visit