Debuting in 1995, the Outback was ahead of its time by introducing the class of off-road station wagons into automotive terminology. The name, which refers to the Australian desert, perfectly captures the spirit of the car that has blazed new trails for the elevated 4x4 segment. 26 years after the premiere, the sixth generation of the iconic Outback is born, created in harmony with the heritage and philosophy of the Subaru brand. The new Outback will be available in Russian showrooms in May.
The new face of the iconic Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback MY2021 is available in four versions. The new Outback line, designed according to the “Dynamic x Solid” philosophy, emphasizes its versatility, durability and potential, while high-end bodywork adds aggressiveness and dynamism. The completely redesigned front grille with 3D front grille and new LED headlights visually widens the silhouette and further enhances the car's athleticism. It is complemented by massive door sills and large 18-inch alloy wheels.
Compared to the previous generation, the new Outback is 50 mm (4870 mm) longer and 35 mm (1875 mm) wider, has a boot capacity of 561 liters, the height of the Outback is 1675 mm, only the Cross version is 5 mm lower. The new Outback is designed for people looking for style and elegance. Chrome fittings and bezels around the fog lamps and a painted shark fin antenna combine with matt finish side mirrors and original roof rails for an elegant and modern look.
Buyers looking for a more intense experience will surely like the Cross version, which features a more off-road look. Strong accents in the form of black emblems, side mirrors and dark graphite rims, complemented by green elements on the body, make an impressive impression. Together with the new Outback, new colors were introduced in the lineup - Autumn Green Metallic and Brilliant Bronze Metallic.
Ergonomic and comfortable interior
The interior of the Outback is more luxurious than ever. The highest quality materials, comfortable seats with perfect lateral support and a cozy interior, made with great care, make every journey a pleasure. Specially designed upholstery patterns combine premium aesthetics with practicality. The versatility of the interior is emphasized by the elements necessary for everyday use of the car. These include numerous storage compartments and two USB ports in the front and rear rows of seats.
Increasing the size of the car and shifting the windshield forward created even more space inside. The enlarged and redesigned luggage compartment now makes it easier to access the rear of the car. The tailgate actuators are integrated into the C-pillars, and the contactless lid opening from the outside of the car, thanks to a sensor near the rear emblem, makes it easy to stow even when both hands are full.
Improved security systems
Subaru Outback is vying for leadership in the safety segment, raising the bar in the competition. The increased windshield area and the optimized arrangement of mirrors and A-pillars constructively minimize the blind spot. The driver is also provided with a free eCall emergency response system. In the event of a collision or other emergency, it automatically contacts the call center and provides information about the location and number of passengers. In emergency situations, the user can independently contact the emergency number using the SOS button located at the top of the spotlight.
The new Outback comes standard with an updated version of Subaru's EyeSight® system, which has been at the forefront of preventive safety for many years and has become a brand in its own right. Improved software performance and wider camera angles, as well as a new anti-contact lens design and a light vibration steering wheel set new standards and put Subaru first.
Predictive safety systems using Subaru EyeSight® include, but are not limited to, the following driver assistance features:
- In the event of insufficient braking distance, Autonomus Emergency Steering will attempt to avoid the obstacle.
- When adaptive cruise control is used and the predecessor vehicle's adaptive steering system recognizes lanes, the Outback accurately maintains its position close to the center of the lane, helping the driver during long and monotonous driving.
- If Lane Sway Warning detects "swimming" inside the lane, it warns the driver visually and via steering wheel vibration.
- The lane departure warning system prevents the driver from leaving the lane regardless of the curvature of the road. In the absence of markings, the road boundary is determined and the system warns the driver when he crosses it.
- Using the Smart Speed Limiter will automatically set the vehicle's speed limit according to the limit indication recognized on the road sign.
- Subaru EyeSight® visually and audibly alerts the driver when the vehicle ahead is not responding.
- Collision Avoidance Throttle Control provides predictive horn warnings along with automatic engine power reduction in the event of accidental engagement of Drive and an obstacle directly in front of the vehicle.
- From now on, the new Outback is equipped with Forester Driver Monitoring System technology, capable of recognizing the driver and automatically adjusting the seat, preferred temperature, and even your favorite radio station. In addition, it disciplines the driver with an audible signal and a corresponding message when he does not focus on the road.
- Adaptive high beam intelligently directs the beam of light so as not to dazzle oncoming vehicles, while effectively illuminating the road.
Perfect control is in the genes
The new Outback is built on Subaru's proven global platform, which has received positive reviews since its debut. The use of SGP increases the level of safety and driving confidence. It reduces vibration and noise to an absolute minimum while driving, which translates directly into comfort unprecedented in this class. The Outback is available with a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter boxer petrol engine.
This is an economical, flexible power unit with 169 hp. with a maximum torque of 252 Nm at 3800 rpm. complies with stringent Euro 6d emission standards. The engine, tuned to an 8-speed CVT, offers great driving pleasure and low fuel consumption (9.1/6.5/7.4 l/100 km) according to the NEDC standard. The drive, a hallmark of Subaru vehicles, is transmitted symmetrically to all four wheels for confident handling and maximum traction, while active torque vectoring ensures excellent performance, also when cornering at higher speeds.
The new Outback has a high ground clearance of 213mm and excellent approach, exit and ramp angles (19.7°/22.6°/21°) for even better off-road performance. Equipped with the X-MODE system, which correctly controls the engine, gearbox, drivetrain, brakes and other components, it can go almost anywhere. When X-MODE Hill Descent Control is activated, the vehicle will automatically maintain a constant set speed during the descent. This allows the driver to focus on the road when driving on a steep slope.
Interface perfect for driving style
In the sixth generation Outback, the connection between the driver and the car is analog and digital. Classics remain the most important switches, which should be at hand so that they can be used without taking your eyes off the road. In addition, a large 11.6-inch Full HD readable display sits in the center of the dashboard, and operates just like we do every day when we work with our favorite smartphone. The infotainment system also has a voice control function. Now you can set the desired temperature while driving without taking your hands off the wheel. The Subaru-designed interface also lets you use Apple CarPlay™ 1 or Android Auto™ 2 to access additional useful apps.
SGS training program
Subaru Import continues to work to improve safety on our roads. Therefore, users of the new Outback were included in a training program funded by Subaru Import. Classes are taught by qualified instructors from the Subaru driving school, founded in 2000.