Only three months afterwards it was appear the Liberty would be abrogation our market, Subaru has committed to the sixth-generation Outback – aboriginal apparent in April 2019 – acknowledging the archetypal will be produced in a blueprint different to the Australian market
While Australian-market accommodation of the accessible Outback are limited, Subaru has said all variants of the high-riding wagon will be powered by the brand’s horizontally-opposed 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol four-cylinder engine.
While yet to be clearly confirmed, it’s acceptable outputs will mirror those of the North American-market, 2.5-litre Outback, which develops 135kW of ability and 238Nm of torque. In the States, the comminute is akin to a CVT automated gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.
Above and top: The 2021 Subaru Outback (overseas archetypal shown).
Subaru has additionally promised the new Outback will account from an uprated towing accommodation of 2000kg – an access of 25 per cent over the accepted archetypal – authoritative the agent added adorable to the ample ‘grey nomad’ market.
Inside, Subaru has accepted an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen (above) will be accessible on assertive variants, alongside nappa leather-accented bench trim.
Safety and technology is about accepted to be a affection of the new model, including the latest bearing of the company’s ‘EyeSight’ disciplinarian abetment system, and the disciplinarian ecology arrangement which aboriginal appeared on the Forester.
Other accessible technologies are accepted to accommodate advanced and about-face free emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep abetment and a 360-degree camera.
Despite the accepted Outback advancing the end of its assembly life, its acceptance has remained strong, with the soft-roader accounting for the brand’s third-highest sales in 2020.
In fact, Subaru dealerships accept awash about as abounding Outbacks in 2020 than Impreza, Levorg, Liberty, and BRZ models combined.
The Outback has additionally accounted for 5.5 per cent of all sales (year-to-date) in the crowded, sub-$70,000 ample SUV segment.
On the 2021 model, Subaru Australia bang-up Blair Read said: “Outback will accept an absurd blueprint account cementing it as the flagship of the Subaru range”.
The 2021 Subaru Outback will go on auction in Australia in March, with added appraisement and blueprint accommodation to be appear in the new year.