Subaru Outback Has 'Second Pair of Eyes' for the Driver
There are exactly six model versions offered for the new 2015 Subaro Outback. Each pf them can be equipped with either of one engines coupled with manual or Lineartronic transmission. The fifth-generation model also gets new exterior design tweaks and technologies which care about occupants' safety. In terms of appearance the new model looks a bit more rugged. At the front the bumper includes an integrated hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights.
The interior received the significant changes mainly through the use of new materials of higher quality. The cabin has also been made more spacious and comfortable and now includes more standard infotainment and sat nav systems.
Speaking of the "internals" of the vehicle, the engine range consists of two units. The first one is the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, which generates 150 hp (110 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The other one is the naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre petrol unit that has power and torque outputs of 165 hp (121 kW) and 235 Nm (173 lb-ft) respectively.
The diesel engine can be coupled with either a six-speed manual transmission or the Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, while the petrol engines are exclusively matched with Lineartronic. Trim levels are two – SE and SE Premium, and when combined with one of the engines and transmission options, the total model variant range expands to six.
The SE models get as a standard 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. The 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also standard and includes satellite navigation, audio, smartphone connectivity and a rear view parking camera.
Those who have chosen SE model with petrol engine will also get emissions-reducing start-stop system and Subaru Intelligent Drive. And for those opting for SE Premium trim, they will get the additional sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and a powered rear tailgate.
Safety systems are now enhanced with the addition of the EyeSight safety assist. This is literally a ‘second pair of eyes' for the driver. This technology is there to help drivers prevent collisions. It employs two colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards, and comes as a standard.
2015 Subaru Outback is scheduled to go on sale in the UK from 1st of April with a starting price of £27,995.