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Subaru Outback: Price and specifications announced

Subaru has announced pricing and specifications for its all-new Outback crossover.

The new Outback remains in the same price bracket as the outgoing version but has more space and a better specification as standard.

Two trim specifications are available; SE and SE Premium. SE models include automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, cruise control, active torque vectoring, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and privacy glass, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satnav, audio, smartphone connectivity and a rear view parking camera. Petrol SE models also feature an emissions-reducing start-stop system and Subaru Intelligent Drive, which allows drivers to select different engine modes depending on road conditions for improved economy and performance.

SE Premium models add a sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and a powered rear tailgate for added functionality.

New to the latest model, EyeSight safety assist is Subaru’s collision avoidance technology which acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers, employing stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards. This is the first time the technology has been made available in the UK and Europe.

EyeSight is fitted as standard to every Outback fitted with Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission and includes autonomous pre-collision braking control and pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control and lane departure and sway warning.

Engine options include a 2.0-litre 148bhp turbo-diesel or a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre 162bhp petrol.

Diesel engines will be offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission - the 2.5-litre petrol engine is sold exclusively with Lineartronic.

The fifth-generation model will go on sale from April 1, priced from £27,995.

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