Back in December 2020, Subaru said they will launch six new models in the country within the next two years. These include the Evoltis, XV, Outback, BRZ, WRX, and Levorg. While we know what to expect, they didn't mention a specific timeline or the order of launches.
The first launched in the list is the Evoltis flagship crossover that's coming on April 12. But what's the next model? Thanks to our sources, we know what it is. The next launch we can expect from Subaru is the redesigned Outback.
The all-new Outback is the sixth-generation model in over 25 years. It made its debut in mid-2019 and it now rides on the new, flexible Subaru Global Platform. It also gains two new engines, one of them being the 2.4-liter boxer turbo used in the Evoltis. Subaru also updated the non-turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, bumping up its power to 182 PS. Claimed fuel economy is 14 kilometers per liter for the base 2.5-liter engine.
Other stats about the 2021 Outback? According to Subaru, it has 221 mm of ground clearance, making it higher off the road than some similarly-sized crossovers. Cargo space behind the second-row is rated at 920 liters. The maximum volume is 2,144 liters with the back seats folded. There is no third-row option for the Outback.
For now, it is unknown what the local-spec Outback will be like. However, it does come standard with a host of tech and safety features. These include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Subaru's EyeSight safety suite. It packs active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane centering, automatic braking for both forward and reverse, and even driver monitoring. Subaru even kept the unique roof crossbars for the all-new model.
While we know it's the next model Subaru Philippines will debut, there is no exact date yet. With that in mind, it might be a month or two before its local launch following the Evoltis. One this is for sure though, this and the facelifted XV are on the way this year.