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All-new Subaru Outback on sale in UK from April 1


The all-new fifth-generation Subaru Outback is set to go on sale in the UK from April 1.

Exterior changes include a new integrated hexagonal grille to the front bumper and hawk-eye headlights, to maintain consistency with other models in the Subaru family.

Boot capacity has increased 4.5% against the outgoing model, to 559 litres, with a new smart power tailgate for ease-of-use, and a new side sill footstep for easier access to the car’s standard-fit roof rails.

There are two engines available; a 148bhp 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, which will be offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, and a naturally-aspirated 172bhp 2.5-litre petrol unit, mated to CVT.

SE and SE Premium make up trim options available; SE models come as standard with automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and privacy glass, as well as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, incorporating satellite navigation, 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 according to road conditions. SE Premium models add a sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and a powered rear tailgate.

Every new Outback model is also fitted with active torque vectoring, which brakes the inside wheels under cornering to help reduce understeer and oversteer.

Subaru’s collision avoidance technology; EyeSight, is fitted as standard to every Outback with Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, and includes six features: pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, pre-collision steering assist, and lead vehicle start alert.

Prices start from £27,995.

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