The 2018 Subaru Outback
The 2018 Subaru Outback

Subaru Ireland is introducing a revamped 2018 2.5i Subaru Outback Lineartronic in time for the new 182 registration in July.

Pricing for the new model remains unchanged from the current diesel Outback, though the new car has some styling revisions and updated features. The 2018 Subaru Outback will start from €46,995 for the entry level SE Model and €49,995 for the SE Premium.

SE models are equipped as standard with Eyesight, adaptive cruise control, hi-beam assist, Subaru rear vehicle rear detection, automatic LED headlamps and headlamp washers, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, keyless entry and push-button start, and privacy glass, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, incorporating audio, smartphone connectivity and rear, front and side view parking cameras. The system also incorporates Subaru STARLINK and is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.

SE Premium models add leather seats in a choice of ivory or black, 18-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, power tailgate, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory function and lumbar support and electrically-adjustable passenger seat.

What’s new for the 2018 Subaru Outback?

The front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights have been redesigned.

There is a new front view camera, which can monitor a 180°-degree area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot. These images, as well as visible guidelines, are displayed on the touchscreen to aide drivers in gauging potential hazards in front of the car and improve overall manoeuvring.

The 2018 Outback SUV is fitted with an additional side view camera mounted at the base of the passenger door mirror. Displaying the area diagonally in front of the passenger side of the Outback, the resulting imaging allows drivers to navigate through narrow spaces with greater ease. A “view” switch has also been positioned next to the X-Mode button allowing the driver to move between display options on the centre touchscreen.

Lane Keep Assist has also been added for 2018.

Steering Responsive Headlights are also new to Outback, improving driver safety and increasing visibility at night. The headlight beams mirror the driver’s steering input to illuminate corners when turning.

Inside there are new decorative gloss black panels and silver surrounds, whilst the touchscreen size has been increased from 7” to a new 8” multifunction colour touchscreen for the SE Premium model, which is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ and DAB radio functionality.

The Outback is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre petrol unit with 175PS and 235Nm torque.