Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, has just launched the 2015 Outback at the 11th Manila International Auto Show.

Designed by the company to combine passenger car comfort with the cargo space of an SUV, the next-generation Outback will be able to provide 'the roomiest interior' that is paired with a very capable chassis and motor.

Up front, the 2015 Outback is fitted with new headlights that are fitted with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps , a redesigned hexagonal grill as well as a revamped bumper.

When viewed from the side, you can see the vehicle's more muscular fenders as well as a flowing line that extends up to the rear section. The rear of the 2015 Outback gets restyled taillights and a more aggressive bumper that is integrated with reflector lights.

2015 Subaru Outback rear

The interior of the 2015 Outback features a dual-dial gauge cluster with a 3.5-inch display, a three-spoke steering wheel with multifunction switches and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also standard on the 3.6 R-S model is a Harman/Kardon audio system that includes 8 speakers. The seats are wrapped in leather and both the driver and passenger seats are 8-way power adjustable units that come with lumbar support and memory function.

Under the hood, the 2015 Outback is powered by a 3.6-liter FB25 flat-six engine that generates 260 PS at 6,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. It is then paired to a 6-speed CVT that drives all four wheels via Subaru's Symmetrical AWD system.

Additionally, Subaru also said that the all-new Outback has a repositioned tumbler generation valve (TGV) and a redesigned intake port that makes the powerplant run more efficiently throughout the rev range, improving both power and fuel economy.

Helping the car handle better and safer are the Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDCS) and the Active Torque Vectoring system (ATV). In an event that the car slips or starts to lose control, VDCS intervenes by readjusting torque distribution each wheel, keeping the car under control.

ATV on the other hand helps the driver cut through sharp corners better by applying the brakes and delivering lesser torque to the inside wheels while simultaneously increasing power to the outside wheels.

Other driver aids and safety features fitted on the all-new Outback include: ABS with EBD, Hill Holder, Hill Descent Control, Traction Control and dual front, curtain, side and knee SRS airbags.

2015 Subaru Outback 3.6 R-S         PhP 2,288,000