2018 Subaru Outback
The Outback, which is an off-road all-wheel-drive version of the Japanese Legacy wagon, was introduced by Subaru as an independent model in 1996. Outback is a five-seat crossover with increased maneuverability.
The main key advantages of an SUV should be considered:
- Permanent drive
- Comfortable lounge.
- Overall reliability.
- Economical line of power units.
The previous modification of the SUV was presented in 2014, and the following year went on sale, therefore, in accordance with the plans of the Subaru company, the Outback was restyled after the Legacy model. Traditionally, Japanese company SUVs are in higher demand in North America, so the changes in the 2018 Subaru Outback in 2018 were made taking into account the specifics of this market.
In accordance with the presented photos, the new Subaru Outback 2018 model year, in appearance, has acquired minor changes, but they added solidarity and expressiveness to the crossover, while retaining the same confidence, power, prestige in design.
First of all, the novelty is distinguished by new upgraded headlights in which C-shaped sections of LED running lights are mounted.True, the entire LED head optics with an adaptive lighting system will be available only as an option. Also, modified front and rear bumpers, roof rails, updated design of side mirrors, improved the aerodynamic characteristics of the car, reduce the noise in the cabin.
On the side of the car, it still stands out with soft and smooth lines of transitions of elements of the body structure, but it is notable for new design of 18-inch wheels. Across the bottom, there is a black plastic body kit, indicating the off-road status of the car.
Rear Outback looks very nice. First of all, due to the narrower rear window on the large tailgate, at the same time, according to the manufacturer, the visibility did not suffer, as the line of the glass itself became slightly lower, and the rear pillars became less wide. The rear spoiler with a built-in brake light complements an interesting image.
External dimensions remain unchanged, and have the following indicators:
- length - 4.82 m;
- height - 1.68 m;
- width - 1.84 m;
- wheelbase - 2.74 m;
- ground clearance - 213 mm.
Inside, the manufacturer also made minimal changes, focusing on the use of technical innovations in the design of the car. Among the salon updates should be highlighted:
- applied blue lights for the interior, which makes the interior more stylish. In the same light, the side niches in the armrests are illuminated;
- increased the size of the front armrests;
- when finishing applied new lining imitating polished aluminum and wood;
- new design multifunctional steering;
- rear seats were able to change the backrest.
Sophisticated design of the internal controls of the car ensures quality work and ease of use. On the front panel there are two deep "wells" in which the instruments are placed: a tachometer and a speedometer. Between them there is an LCD screen from the onboard computer. It displays all the information about the technical parameters required for management. A 7-inch touch-screen navigation and entertainment system with simple and convenient navigation, as well as anti-glare properties is mounted on the center console.As an option, the voice control function will be available.
The tailgate is electrically operated, which is very convenient for loading and unloading, and the trunk itself has a volume of about 500 liters in the standard version and 1080 liters with the rear seats folded (60/40).
Specifications and features
As the power units for the restyled version of the 2018 Subaru Outback, two versions of horizontal boxer gasoline engines will be available:
- V-2.5 liters (175 hp.).
- V-3.6 liters (260 liters. P.).
In the transmission with both engines will be applied continuously variable variator Lineartronic new generation.
The use of an boxer engine on an SUV allows you to achieve the following positive points during operation:
- increase stability and control due to lower center of gravity;
- increase the durability of the structure by reducing the level of vibration.
The following equipment will be available in the basic configuration:
- dual-zone climate control:
- LED dipped headlights;
- electric adjustment of the front seats;
- seven airbags;
- Rear View Camera;
- side mirrors with electric control, heated and folding;
- rain and light sensors;
- relief system on the slopes;
- 18-inch alloy wheels;
- headlight washers made in retractable version;
- the possibility of keyless access to the salon and start the engine;
- Era-Glonass system (for Russian buyers);
- heated all seats.
As additional equipment and options it is possible to install:
- leather seats;
- heated steering wheel;
- electric sunroof;
- LED headlights;
- blind spot monitoring system;
- assistant when changing lanes;
- rear parking aid.
A complete list of complete sets and options for a super crossover company Subaru will present immediately before the start of car sales.
Sales in the domestic market
The traditional start of sales of new Subaru models is planned for the countries of North America. For this model, they are assigned to the summer of the current year with a starting price of 26 thousand dollars.
According to representatives of the official dealers of the manufacturer’s company, the start of sales of the SUV in Russia is scheduled for the second half of 2017.The price for a 2018 Subaru Outback crossover with a minimum configuration will start at approximately 2 million 200 thousand rubles.