Subaru has introduced an off-road inspired Outback in Australia.
Looking far more aggressive than the American and European variants, the Australian Outback has a "muscular" new appearance thanks to plastic body cladding, underbody protection and roof rails. The makeover also includes tinted headlights, a dark grey grille, mud flaps and dark grey alloy wheels.
According to Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, "We've had a lot of customer feedback suggesting owners would like a slightly tougher-looking Outback with greater body protection, which is especially useful on rural roads where this wagon rates highly." He added, "These MY14 upgrades deliver on both fronts and will help maintain Outback's profile as one of the most versatile and capable wagons on Australian roads."
Subaru says the styling upgrades provide $2500 worth of "additional value" but pricing has only gone up by $500. This means the entry-level Outback 2.5i CVT now carries a base price of $38,990 AUD.