Subaru's story continues to be curious worth analyzed in terms of marketing. Today remains the brand most wheel-drive vehicles manufactured in history (14 million) and the most Boxer engines produced in the world (15 million). Also maintains true to its roots architecture that continues to evolve and develop practically all major components of their cars (platform engine transmission change). However it has become a niche manufacturer almost cult able to sell only 890000 units worldwide of which over 60% is destined for the United States.
I've always heard my partner Lorenzo Alcocer say that Subaru was a mark considered "undervalued by the general public and may be overvalued by Subarista". And I can not give you more than reason. For years too continuo now seems to reach a wider audience improving in almost all sections but without losing all their pedigree. And that's where their strengths and play the 5th generation of the Outback the model who invented the crossover even though Audi will then take ownership almost the segment with its variants Allroad.
Moreover as new adventurers winks the new Subaru Outback and associated first X-Mode system to the Diesel variant Lineartronic CVT the highest demand adapting electronics engine and brakes off road circulation and activating the same time control of declines. With a very good motor it can no longer mount your special reductive formerly offered but is able to move through very demanding terrain.
If exterior the new Subaru Outback bet to a sharp line enhanced by more than 3% while adding more LEDs and a new hexagonal grid aerodynamic inside provides an environment more elaborate with better materials (and surfaces padded dashboard) a more intuitive multimedia and a new large touch screen and capacitive multi design and the latest connectivity systems encompassed in the StarLink system.
And that in terms of staffing where standard will never be short of the 7 airbags (inlcuding knee for driver heated seats cruise control radio CD with Bluetooth and USB the rear view parking camera and in their versions automatic to the new security system preventive Eyesight which through two stereo camera detects and identifies cars pedestrians cyclists or objects to act on brakes engine and transmission. it works very well and is able to automatically brake the car to 50 km / h officers (68 unofficial) in a collision and to allow adaptive cruise control to 180 km / h. Space certainly not miss you with two rows of wide seats a rear floor with a tunnel not too intrusive and a huge boot (559 liters 47 liters including under the floor). This also can be mounted electric gate.
But not all the refinement of the new Outback comes from their environment and more technology. To better adapt well to the European standard Subaru today announced an architecture with a torsional rigidity up to 67% higher while providing new shocks most direct one direction (the gear ratio changes from 16.5: 1 to 14.0: 1) a stability control with Torque Vectoring able to brake the inside wheel when cornering to give it more flexibility and greater insulation thanks for example more and more thick sound absorbing panels and engine blocks hydraulic function.
With these modifications the Subaru Outback feels more firm and precise road containing fine body movements to a model of both volume (4.82 meters in length and over 1600 kg) but offering the same time high absorption and filtration to shoot very comfortable also on fast roads. The direction even with a touch something soft very progressive and informative.
The new Subaru Outback is a model therefore very pleasant and effective road a skill which also influences its good motor / change. Although you can opt for a Boxer 2.5i petrol engine with 80% of renewed components less friction and a variable intake revised up from 173 to 175 hp we consider more interesting to look towards its 2.0 TD Diesel Boxer (the only still in the world) 4 horizontal opposed cylinders now deeply revised.
Also reviewed for the occasion this automatic CVT with 7 preset ratios seemed to us now softer and immediate with a clear minor slippage. In periods of high demand for acceleration continues to show its character continuously variable shaped on the regime but fails to be longer as annoying as before. In all other situations and highlight its good overall liking even in a sequential manner by paddles behind the steering wheel quite effective.
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