With all new specs, engine and features, the 2016 Subaru Outback is here. The news that the automakers are planning to introduce some changes in the car was debuted in the Motown car show 2015. It is not going to get great changes but there will be performance and the appearance improvements.
2016 Subaru Outback – Exterior and Interior
2016 Subaru Outback is going to be modern than its former model. The headlights are going to be slim, and the windshield is will be raked. There will be a horizontal taillight at the back to emphasize its outback. Some rumors say that the traditional body style is going to be preserved. It will have the off-road style having lower grilles and a roof rack. It is going to have the same 18 inch wheels. Visually, the 2015 and 2016 models are going to be the same. There won’t be any huge changes in the new generation Subaru Outback. Many of the specs such as the sheet metal and the dimensions are going to be identical. Here are some of the tweaks that the company has done: New auto on/off windshield wipers with headlights have been provided. It will be available in the premium and limited trims having upgraded infotainment system i.e. the Starlink system. The electric power assist steering has been used for Outback again just to be sure that a linear and a natural feel could be provided. With the EyeSight option and lane keep assist is provided which can be activated using the steering wheel mounted switch. The system activates when the driver crosses 40 mph. The camera detects lane drifting, steering assistance control and engages the vehicle into the lane if it crosses it. If the lane is left by the vehicle, a warning called the lane departure warning is triggered with the visual and audio alerts. More room has been added to the interiors. The legroom and the cargo space has been improved. Other features include the stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote access using the smartphone and even the monthly health reports on the vehicle. It is going to come with the AT&T 4G LTE capability.
2016 Subaru Outback – Engine and Performance
2016 Subaru Outback has the same engine as that in the 2015 model i.e. 2.5 liter displacement engine. It is going to be available in automatic transmission. It is going to produce 256 hp but due to the gearbox, the fuel economy has been improved. Some say that an optional 3.6 liter 6-cylinder engine will be provided producing a higher torque.
2016 Subaru Outback – Price and Release Date
Moving on to the price of 2016 Subaru Outback, the automakers have planned to keep up with the inflation rate. However, the price has not gone that high, it is just a 1% increase. It will be available for sale at $250,000. It is expected to come out in the markets in September of this year. The changes are not that huge but if you are looking for fuel economy then you would never mind buying this car. Let’s see if the fans would admire the changes.