The all-new Subaru Outback has been launched by TC Subaru Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, and features Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The Outback is the first Subaru model in Malaysia to be launched with the EyeSight driving support system (the new Outback and XV with EyeSight were launched in Singapore earlier this year). Retail price starts from RM246,188.40, on-the-road without insurance, with a simulated 10% Sales & Service Tax (SST) factored in.
The Outback comes with an improved 2.5L boxer engine with a new alternator aimed at improving fuel efficiency. Further, an eight percent weight reduction was achieved due to the change of shape of the alternator.
The engine output is rated at 175 PS and 235 Nm and the power is distributed to all four wheels (as is typical of Subarus) by the 7-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual override mode. The CVT chain has been changed to a short pitch chain to reduce noise and improve fuel efficiency by about three percent.
The new Outback features:
- EyeSight Driver Assist Technology – a driving support system that uses a range of functions to
assist the driver to provide a safer driving experience
- STABLEX-Ride System – for even better steering stability and ride quality with less body shake
- X-MODE – for optimised control of the engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (S-AWD) and brakes to safely drive over almost any type of terrain
In terms of safety, the Outback is equipped with Steering Responsive Headlights to maximise low-light visibility. Front blind spot visibility has also been enhanced by cameras fitted on the lower part of the front grille and side mirrors which aid in navigating through tight spaces.
On the exterior, the new Outback has redesigned LED headlights, hexagonal grille and front bumper. The new turbine-shaped rims are claimed to be lighter and improve aerodynamics.
Inside the car, USB ports have been added to the back-centre console. Additionally, there are more microphones in the cabin to improve voice recognition, a feature which allows for better hands-free functionality. The Outback is also fitted with a new premium infotainment system with an 8″ high-resolution screen, smartphone connectivity and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto convenience.
Other notable features are dual-zone climate control, PIN access and sunroof. In addition to the existing line-up of exterior colours, the Outback will add brand new exterior colours i.e. Wilderness Green Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl and Oak Brown Pearl
For more information, please visit www.subaru.asia/my