The Subaru Outback Subaru Outbackis he pioneer in the family crossover segment, after it first saw the light in 1995. Since then, more than six and a half million units have been marketed, and now faces its sixth generation, bringing many changes and many new features.
The first thing that stands out is that the Subaru Outback launches a more evolved platform that offers greater safety, greater comfort and better rolling. It uses high-strength steels, which allows it to dissipate 40% more energy than the previous generation and therefore considerably reducing the force of the impact transmitted to the occupants.
The changes also come to the engine, as Subaru presents a new development of the Boxer 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Develop 169 CV a 5.000 rpm y 252 Nm a 3.800 rpm. The significant increase in torque makes it more enjoyable to drive. It completes an eight-speed automatic transmission, which combines perfectly with the propeller, providing the torque from very low, recovering quickly at the moment of a change.
Obviously the new Subaru Outback incorporates the legendary symmetrical permanent all-wheel drive, a hallmark of all its models that provides maximum traction capacity in difficult traffic situations: snowy roads, muddy roads, heavy rain, etc. This excellent traction capacity translates into a high safety in all circumstances.
It improves the attack and ventral angles, with 19.7º and 21º respectively, while the exit angle is 22.6º, presenting a ground clearance 21.3 centimeters.
The X-Mode, a multifunction system that is capable of acting on different parameters of the car to guarantee maximum traction in the most difficult situations, it has two operating modes, the Snow Dirt, snow / gravel, and Deep Snow Mud, snow and mud. Both programs modify and adapt both the delivery of engine torque to the wheels and the active management of traction control to optimize progress in the most difficult driving situations. In addition, in the snow and mud mode, the descent control is activated automatically, as a functionality added to this program, when the car detects a steep slope.
How can it be otherwise, the Subaru Outback features the highest driver assistance systems. A fact that confirms the fact that it receives the highest marks in all security programs in the world.
The changes also come to the exterior of the new Subaru Outback. It has a more rustic air, and in fact in the Field version It is possible to include in the reinforced roof bars a trunk that houses inside everything necessary to give us a getaway, including a kind of tent, kitchen or furniture that can be carried in the trunk.
The front expresses a more robust and muscular image, with some ribs marked on the hood, new design mirrors, new led headlights, and dimensions of 4.87 meters. At the rear, the new three-dimensional pilots stand out, emphasizing their off-road attitude.
Inside highlights the new 11.6 inch screen, which brings together certain vehicle handling functions and those of a state-of-the-art multimedia system. As easy as managing your own smartphone. The seats are larger, highlighting the stitching in the most prominent areas. They eliminated the superfluous buttons and placed the necessary ones on the screen.
Highlights the new boot opening, 30 millimeters more, with a 561 liter capacity with the rear seats in their normal position, and 1,822 if they deviate, in addition to having the gate opening without the need for a key.
It has three finishes, which are the Trek, Field and the Touring, with prices of 39.500 euros in the first two finishes, and 43.900 euros at the top of the range. There is the possibility of configuring the vehicle with the LPG option, increasing the price by two thousand euros.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.