Subaru SA debuts its all-new Outback
Subaru SA has finally debuted their all-new 2021 Subaru Outback. This will mark the next step in the evolution of the SUV wagon, which was developed back in 1994. The latest Outback has prioritized safety above all things as it will become the safest car to ever exist within the brand. For the first time ever in South Africa, the Outback will be offered in two trim levels, ranging from the Field model to the Touring model.
Both models will be offered with a 2.5-litre direct injection Boxer® Engine that produces 138kW of power and 245Nm of torque. To match the engine's power will be a lightweight Lineartronic® CVT transmission. The 2.5-litre engine will consist of 90% of new inner components, with almost 80% of the CVT transmission has been improved. The fuel consumption has also been lowered with the figures now sitting at just 7,3l/100km on the combined cycle, 9,2l/100km on the urban cycle and 6,2l/100km on the extra-urban cycle.
In terms of size, the all-new Outback is 50mm longer and 30mm wider than its predecessor. In terms of design, the meeting point of the C-Pillars will be sharper than before and the body cladding around the entire body having a more rugged appearance. At the front will be a classy but adventurous-looking black silica-plated grille. The bumper will get paired with chrome fog lights which are surrounded by a black cladding trim that can be seen on the side and rear of the vehicle too. The new LED headlights are now much slimmer and have adopted C-shaped lights for both the Daytime Running Lights as well as the turn signals.
The Field model’s design can be characterized by its adventure-like appearance while the Touring model adopts a more urban approach in its design. The Field models can be identified by their use of more black and green trim treatment. The Field model will also get fitted with 18-inch black metallic alloy wheels, black silica painted under guard, black roof rails with green accents, black door mirror caps, black ‘Outback’ lettering on the rear , and green ‘Outback’ lettering on the side guards. The Touring model however will sport silver trim in the same areas and will ride on 18-inch aluminium finished alloy wheels. In terms exterior colours, consumers will be able to choose from a palette of nine different body colours.
As for safety, the Outback has taken safety to a whole new level. The latest Outback has been created with a new Inner Collapsible Body Structure, which a first for any Subaru. The results of this can be felt in the body shell that is 70% more rigid than before, achieving 100% more energy absorption in a collision. The windshield, side windows, rear windshield, and door mirrors have also all been designed for minimal blind spots, which sets a new standard in vehicle visibility. The Outback has also been fitted with Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, which is a suite of electronic safety aids that assist in situations where a loss of traction is evident. These include ABS, EBD, ESC as well as Active Torque Vectoring. As for airbags goes, the Outback will be fitted with 8 airbags within the cabin, including a new and first-ever passenger seat-cushion airbag.
Another important feature of the all-new Outback will be the introduction of Subaru’s Award-Winning EyeSight® Driver Assistance system which is now standard on both new Outback grades. The system in the Outback will be the most advanced assistance system ever made and will greatly enhance the safety within the vehicle. The Outback will also feature several rear detections technologies, all of which are joined together in a suite of systems called Subaru Vision Assist. Subaru Vision Assist will feature Blind Spot Monitor (BSM); Lane Change Assist (LCA); Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA); Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) and EyeSight Assist Monitor.
Subaru Outback 2.5i-Field ES R699 000
Subaru Outback 2.5i-Touring ES R729 000
Each Subaru Outback model is sold with a 3yr/75 000km Maintenance Plan as well as the 5yr/150 000km Warranty.