Revised Subaru Outback revealed
11 April 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Subaru has unveiled a facelifted version of its Outback SUV.
Two trim levels are available, with prices starting at £29,995 for SE and £33,010 for SE Premium.
Exterior styling changes include a redesigned front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights, while the interior gets new gloss black panels and silver surrounds.
Only one engine is now available with the Outback - a 2.5-litre, 175hp petrol that achieves an official combined fuel economy of 38.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 166g/km.
The previous 2.0-litre diesel engine has been dropped from the range.
The Outback now comes with lane keep assist, which provides gentle steering inputs to help keep the vehicle in its lane at speeds of around 40mph and above.
The system is part of Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance technology package - fitted as standard with the revised Outback - along with adaptive cruise control, lead vehicle start alert, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking and pre-collision throttle management.
Also added are responsive headlights that follow the driver's steering input to illuminate corners when turning.
New external view cameras have been fitted on the front grille and at the base of the passenger door mirror to help with manoeuvring.
The touchscreen on SE Premium cars has been upgraded from 7in to 8in, and is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB radio, while SE cars get an upgraded 6.5in touchscreen.
Heated front seats have also been added to SE trim.