Subaru will bring their three-row family wagon car to Australia. The Subaru Exiga will be different from the Japanese model, providing seating for up to six.
As the first export market Subaru will bring an Aussie-spec version of the Subaru Exiga to the Australian market. The all-wheel-drive wagon will be the company's sixth model to be sold down under. A Japanese-spec model was recently shown at the Melbourne International Motor Show.
The six-seat wagon comes standard with a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine, and is mated to an automatic transmission. It is likely that the base transmission will be a four-speed, with an upgrade available. Second row seats are individual, while a bench seat takes up the third row.
One nice feature about the family car is the entertainment system that comes standard on the vehicle. "The entry level EXIGA will include a DVD entertainment system as standard for second and third row seats," said Subaru Managing Director Nick Senior.
This car will not be identical to the Japanese version, and will have several additional features. These features were not elaborated on, but will be announced closer to the market launch of the car.
"This will be very much a next generation Subaru vehicle and will, of course, focus on the safety, engineering integrity, durability and innovation for which we are renowned," Senior said in a press release. Subaru did indicate that the exterior of the Oz model will be identical to the Japanese version.
The Australia-spec Subaru Exiga will go on sale there in November. Pricing for the car will be announced at a later date. In Japan the car costs between ¥1,995,000 (AU$31,615) and ¥2,782,500 (AU$44,100).