29 May 2018

Upgrade to Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has been given upgrades both to its external looks and to interior comfort, writes Trish Whelan. The most visible change is to the front where there's a a redesign to the grille, bumper and headlights.

A new front camera positioned below the marque's six-star badge, can monitor a 180 deg area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver's blind spot. These images, as well as visible guidelines, are shown on the touchscreen to aide drivers in gauging potential hazards in front of the car and improve overall manoeuvring.

Allowing for increased all-round visibility, the 2018 Outback SUV is fitted with an additional side view camera mounted at the base of the passenger door mirror. This displays the area diagonally in front of the passenger side of the car allowing drivers to navigate through narrow spaces with greater ease.

The car also gets the Lane Keeping assist technology bringing the model into line with Subaru's full EyeSight safety system.

Outback is powered by a 2.5 FB25 petrol unit which produces 175hp and 235Nm torque.

The prices are from €46,995, and two grades are available, SE and SE Premium both with generous levels of standard equipment.