The Outback has been a sturdy vendor for Subaru, particularly in its most recent generation when it combined station wagon utility with crossover looks. The model is obtaining an imminent redesign just like its platform-mate the Legacy, and here are the 1st spy photographs of it testing in Europe towards an Audi Q5.
The cladding can make it very hard to tell what exactly Subaru is carrying out with the styling, but it’;s clear that they are sticking to the mixed wagon/CUV seem from the recent gen. Many components appear taken almost immediately from the new Legacy like the door-mounted mirrors, creased hood and angular headlights. The windshield also seems a lot more steeply raked than today’;s Outback, and at the rear the taillights appear thinner and more vertical.
We are expecting the new Outback to use the revised 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and probably the 3.6-liter boxer 6-cylinder from its sedan counterpart at launch. Nevertheless, a previous rumor indicated the probability of a smaller 6-cylinder and a turbocharged 4-cylinder becoming added to the lineup, but these new engines might still be a number of many years away.
We very likely will not have to wait lengthy to see the Outback with no all of the camo. The debut is slated to be at the New York Car Present in April. In addition to the exterior and platform modifications, the wagon is expected to carry the improved interior good quality and comfort over from the new Legacy with with liquid-filled engine mounts, an acoustic glass windshield, improved sound deadening, interior tech. Possibly Subaru will be adventurous with the styling to present off all of the alterations.