The MY14 Subaru Outback.
The MY14 Subaru Outback.

New Subaru Outback has muscled up with tougher looks

FOLLOWING the footsteps of its smaller XV sibling, the Model Year 2014 Subaru Outback is toughening up.

The muscular changes are in response to customer feedback.

Prices have increased by $500 across the range, but Subaru says it has added more than $2500 of additional equipment.

New features of the MY14 Outback styling upgrades include:

  • Roof rails with integrated cross bars
  • Side sills and cladding
  • Wheel arch guards
  • Front and rear under body guard protectors
  • Front mud flaps
  • Dark grey front grille
  • Dark grey alloy wheels
  • Sporty headlights with black background

"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," Subaru Australia managing director, Nick Senior, said.

"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.

"The introduction of the diesel auto variant earlier this year combined with these latest changes highlights our long-term commitment to refining and enhancing our cars with the passing of each model year, in line with our All 4 the Driver customer promise."

The styling upgrades are standard on all Outback models, however customers not wanting the full kit have the option to specify just roof rails, side sills, dark grey front grille and alloy wheels, and the headlights with black background.

While the Outback has been a stronger performer for Subaru, the XV has been the star. So far this year, the tough-looking little SUV has secured 15.6% market share, only beaten by the Hyundai ix35 and the Nissan Dualis in the small SUV segment. 

Subaru Outback MY14 pricing

 Outback 2.5i CVT auto

 $38,990

 Outback 2.5i CVT auto option pack**

 $40,490

 Outback 2.5i Premium CVT auto

 $43,490

 Outback 2.0D manual    

 $40,490

 Outback 2.0D CVT auto       

 $42,990

 Outback 2.0D Premium manual

 $43,490

 Outback 2.0D Premium CVT auto

 $45,990

 Outback 3.6R Premium auto

 $57,990 



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