2015 Subaru Outback NYIAS

Posted by: Bernard Winkelmann onApril 17th, 2014

20 years ago, Subaru announced the original Outback here in New York.  They did an interesting reveal today to highlight the versatility of the Outback suggesting that you could go from the Mountains in the morning, to dinner and a show in the evening.  Subaru is trying to move the Outback upmarket. Standard are many features that you only see on higher end luxury vehicles.  It has dual color Eyesight cameras that mark the road and help keep you in your lane.  Rear radar for lane assist and cross traffic when backing out in a parking lot.

The newest model isn’t any larger than the outgoing one, but luxury features abound.  Air Conditioning and heated seats for rear passengers are now available.  A Logic 7 stereo should be pleasing to your ears.

Engines carry over from it’s Legacy brother and the front grill features active shutters.

Subaru is pinning it’s hopes on the Outback to help it increase overall sales and it targeting 460,000 units in the US alone.  Subaru sells over half of its worldwide production in the US.  People seem to love the versitility and practicality of the vehicles they sell.

From an aesthetic point of view, this Outback is probably one of the best looking.  The usual plastic cladding has been minimized.  It is lifted and looks more SUV like than the wagon it is based on.  This might be due to the fact that Subaru no longer sells the Legacy wagon in North America and is trying to fill the void.

The Outback should be released later this summer and pricing should be in line with the current model.

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