MISSISSAUGA, ON – Subaru Canada, Inc. debuted the 2013 Subaru Outback at the New York International Auto Show last week. The 2013 Subaru Outback features revised styling as well as the new EyeSight driver-assist system. Chassis enhancements are reported to improve ride quality in the 2013 Subaru Outback, which also offers new amenities and audio capabilities.
The 2013 Subaru Outback features a restyled front end, including new headlights, grille, front bumper and fog lights. Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive is standard. Numerous enhancements have been done to the body structure, suspension, and steering. Body roll has been reduced by up to 40 percent.
Under the hood, 2013 Outback 2.5i Convenience models receives the new double-overhead camshaft (DOHC) 2.5-litre SUBARU BOXER engine with increased performance and fuel efficiency. This new engine produces 173 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, as compared to 170 hp and 170 lb.-ft. from the outgoing model and is reported to produce greater low-end torque across a broad speed range.
The 2013 Outback 2.5i Convenience offers a choice between a standard 6-speed manual transmission and the second-generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). The second-generation Lineartronic CVT offers more responsive and quieter operation compared to the transmission it replaces.
The 2013 Outback 3.6R continues to be offered with a 256-hp 3.6-litre 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine and 5-speed Electronic Direct Control Automatic Transmission with Manual Mode (5EAT).
Although official EPA fuel economy figures are not yet available, Subaru projects that the 2013 Outback 2.5i Convenience with the Lineartronic CVT will achieve greater fuel efficiency than the outgoing model.
New seat fabric and a new matte wood grain trim is available on Limited Package models. Outback Limited models for 2013 will offer a new electro-luminescent instrument cluster that has been integrated within the multi-information display, which also shows EyeSight functions when the car is so equipped.
Source: Canada Newswire / Subaru