Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Subaru was having a little bit of trouble moving Legacy wagons in the mid-90s, so it raised the ride hight and added a little body cladding. The Outback was born, and since then it’s gone to replace the entire Legacy wagon line in the U.S. Since Subaru used the New York Auto Show to premiere the production version of the new Legacy sedan , then it’s no surprise the Outback was right there too.

Subaru Outback

The engine lineup is straight out of the new Legacy. There is a choice of the 170 hp 2.5-liter boxer four or the 256 hp 3.6-liter boxer six (the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine in the Legacy is skipped.) The new outback is wider, longer and taller than its predecessor, and offers the same distinctive “cat eye” look of the Legacy sedan.

Full breakdown in the press release after the jump.

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Top Speed was invited to a special showing for an up close look at two new Subarus for 2010, the redesigned Legacy sport sedan and Outback wagon. According to the sales sheets more and more new car customers are being handed the keys to a Subaru Subaru because they had the fortune of being one of the few automobile manufacturers to turn a profit last year. Cash For Clunkers certainly didn’t hurt either, doubling their sales last month alone. Although the Japanese automaker’s market share in the U.S. may not be that big of a slice of the pie, rising from 2.2% to 2.5% this year, with a few anticipated improvements they expect to keep that momentum going by offering the right car to the right customer. Subaru plans on doing this by offering a range of new vehicles that meet the right: size, equipment and price requirements of the consumer.

Subaru introduces us to the 2010 Legacy and Outback

Over the course of the afternoon we learned that Fuji Heavy Industries, the automaker’s parent company considers Subaru to be a luxury brand around the world and they are sold at a premium over other Japanese automobiles like Hondas, Toyota Toyota s and Nissan Nissan s in Europe. However the general public doesn’t feel the a same way in this market. In the U.S. Subaru is seen as a niche brand reserved for the rugged duties of snowy northeast winters, but what shoppers fail to realize is that from rainy South Florida summers to the constantly wet Northwest where precipitation is an issue, these are also perfect places for Subaru’s symmetrical all wheel drive to shine.

Continued after the jump.

The automotive arm of Fuji Heavy Industries has announced that the European versions of the new Subaru Legacy and Outback will make their world debuts at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will then go on sale in the summer of 2010.

Subaru Legacy & Outback to debut in Frankfurt

The 2010 Subaru Legacy is being offered in two body styles, the first is a sedan and the second is a wagon. The upcoming Legacy will be powered by either a 2.0 Liter or a 2.5 Liter gas burning boxer engine as well as a 2.0 Liter turbo diesel mill. Both the sedan and wagon will be larger in both length and wheelbase which in turn will provide more legroom for the back seat passengers.

The 2010 Subaru Outback will be offered with a 2.5 Liter gasoline engine and a 2.0 Liter diesel power plant. The top of the line flagship version of the 2010 Subaru Outback model will have a 3.6 Liter flat six under the hood.

Press release after the jump.

Good news for Subaru fans. The Japanese automaker, just like with their four door Legacy , have announced pricing for what they call the World’s First Sport Utility Wagon; their entrant into the crossover category, the 2010 Subaru Outback . The vehicle will be offered in eight different versions and pricing will start at $22,995 for the 2.5i version mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and goes up to $30,995 for the 3.6R Premium model with all the bells and whistles.

Check out the press release from the New York Auto Show debut after the jump.

2008 Subaru Outback named "Best New Family Vehicle"

Subaru today announced that the intrepid 2008 Subaru Outback has been named to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com’s first annual list of "Best New Family Vehicles." From a long list of vehicles that qualified in varying degrees as safe, roomy and affordable, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com selected this year’s 10 Best New Family Vehicles by evaluating each on such factors as capability, fuel efficiency, resale value, and the all-important kid- friendliness.

"Family safety and comfort are built into every Subaru," notes Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president, Subaru of America, Inc. "And we’re honored that the 2008 Subaru Outback — a vehicle that will safely deliver the kids on a rainy school day, then whisk them down an old dirt road for a weekend hiking trip — has been recognized by the experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com in the very first year they have chosen a list of ’Best New Family Vehicles’."

Subaru announced today the major features exhibit at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show: the Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy and the Outback powered by the company’s unique Subaru Boxer Diesel and due to be released into the European market ahead of other parts of the world.

Next to them Subaru will also exhibit the new Subaru Forester, which will make a debut in Europe, the Subaru G4e Concept and the Subaru R1e electric vehicles.

Subaru Legacy 2.0D and Outback 2.0D

The Boxer Engine has a displacement of 1998 cc, a maximum power of 147 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The CO2 emissions is of only 148 g/km.

the Subaru Boxer Diesel is mated with Subaru’s unique symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) to achieve driving performance standards only Subaru is capable of. These standards include high-level stability and outstanding acceleration thanks to powerful low- and medium-speed torque.

Press release after the jump.

Subaru of America, Inc. for 2007 is expanding the market reach of its trend-setting Outback line, the vehicle that launched the crossover category more than a decade ago. The Outback line for 2007 introduces a new value-equipped entry model, the 2.5 i Basic. In addition, the new 2.5 i L.L.Bean Edition and 2.5 i Limited L.L.Bean Edition models, featuring the 2.5 i powertrain and standard navigation system, join the 6-cylinder 3.0 R L.L.Bean Edition flagship model.

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that the 2007 Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy and Outback earned the highest rating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. The Subaru Legacy and Outback received five stars in both the frontal and side-impact crash tests for all seating positions. "Subaru customers have come to expect the highest level of safety in their vehicles," said Thomas J. Doll, (...)

Subaru has announced a new special edition Outback boasting £1,000 worth of extra equipment and limited to just 200 units. Based on the Outback 2.5 SE automatic, the new model features an ivory leather interior, rear air-conditioning outlets and MOMO leather steering wheel with inset audio controls.

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For Impreza 2.5 i and Outback Sport, Subaru is bringing additional refinement for 2007.The new Impreza 2.5 i Special Edition model adds a number of significant upgrades at a price that delivers exceptional value. Like all Subaru models, the Impreza and Outback Sport come equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.


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