Subaru’s long-awaited next-generation Outback has been abundant advanced of its aboriginal 2021 Australian launch.
Full appraisement and specs are still forthcoming, but the cast could affirm that the new-generation car will accept the latest-generation of the brand’s EyeSight assurance apartment beyond the range, including its new disciplinarian ecology arrangement from the Forester.
As ahead reported, the Outback will be sourced from the brand’s Yajima ability in Japan, area right-hand drive examples will be built, as against to the Outback’s left-hand drive agnate which is congenital in the United States (where it has been accessible for some time).
The Outback is based on the brand’s latest Subaru Global Platform (SGP) alongside the new Forester, Impreza, XV, and admission Levorg ranges, has revised abeyance and an all-new portrait-style multimedia touchscreen.
The Outback for the Australian bazaar is accepted to be powered by an adapted adaptation of the 2.5-litre non-turbo agent as apparent in the Forester range, with final outputs yet to be confirmed. For refrence it produces 136kW/239Nm in the accepted Forester.
Interestingly, the cast was additionally able to affirm to CarsGuide the new 2.4-litre turbocharged boxer agent (194kW/375Nm) which admiral some variants of the Outback across will not be advancing to Australia – at atomic for the Outback’s launch.
Regardless, the Outback will accept a “best-ever” for the nameplate braked towing accommodation of 2000kg. The cast has promised abounding appraisement and alternative calendar will chase in aboriginal 2021. The alone affair we apperceive so far is not to attending too carefully at the American bazaar model, as the brand’s Australian ex-boss, Colin Christie, told us in Febuary that our Outback would be “in a absolutely altered specification.” At the time the cast additionally acclaimed the Outback will examination “the aboriginal of a generational change” back it came to the brand’s architecture language, decidedly back it comes to the interior.
It is absorbing to agenda that there will be no ‘e-Boxer’ amalgam alternative at launch, as the cast is accepted to still be belief the acknowledgment to its XV and Forester hybrids appear at the alpha of 2020. Much like the amalgam RAV4, the Forester awash out afore its barrage and accomplished a abbreviate cat-and-mouse account period.
As a final reminder, the Outback’s Liberty accompanying will not accept a new-generation in Australia, as the Subaru Global Platform adaptation accessible to the American bazaar will not go on to be congenital in right-hand-drive in Japan. It marks the end of 31 connected years of auction for the once-popular all-wheel-drive sedan.