Subaru has pulled the cover from the all-new 2020 Outback on the New York Auto Show, giving us a first look at the sixth generation of the popular crossover cart.
As always, the 2020 Subaru Outback is a jacked-up trolley version of the new Legacy, with the same design but with increased robustness, with lots of body cladding and model-specific shock absorbers to show off its more adventurous character.
By switching to Subaru's latest global platform, Outback will benefit from better rigidity and more refinement, as well as improved handling. The new model also has 8.7 inch ground clearance, which is greater than most competitive SUV models on the market.
The new generation of Subaru Outback has suppressed the six-cylinder powertrain of the outgoing model in favor of the turbocharged 260hp 2.4-liter unit available in Legacy and Ascent. The base models will have the naturally aspirated 182 hp 2.5-liter flat-4 unit. Both power transmissions will be connected to the company's latest CVT gearbox, which also has an 8-speed manual mode.
The 2.4-liter turbo-XT models deliver a pulling capacity of 3,500 pounds, the largest ever in Outback's history. In addition, the fuel economy is estimated at 26/33 mpg city / highway for 2.5-liter and 23/30 mpg city / motorway for turbo.
Perhaps the greatest highlight of the new Outback can be found inside; The cabin is made of better quality and has a huge 11.6-inch high-definition infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and air updates.
Subarus EyeSight Driver Assist system with Lane Centering Function is standard fit, with systems such as DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, Front View Monitor, LED Responsive Spotlight Control and Reverse Automatic Braking as an option.
The range of the new 2020 Subaru Outback will include the Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT and Touring XT models. Onyx Edition XT features black exterior detailing, with matching 18-inch alloys and badging over an exclusive gray two-tone interior.
Subaru will announce the price data for the new 2020 Outback closer to the market launch this fall.
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