The modular platform seems to be the answer to trimming down costs and making better cars these days. The VW Group already has two such toolkits known as MLB and MQB. Nissan as well as Renault also have one such platform which they have used in three well received SUV models already. Subaru too does not want to lag behind in this trend. As one of the popular car manufacturers today, they are ready to refresh and introduce an elegant Outback base on a new platform which will be referred to as Subaru Global Platform. This new platform will begin to be used in the year 2016 and it will begin with the new 2016 Subaru Outback. Being a new generation model, the 2016 Subaru Outback is predictable to be more stylish and aggressive. Upon its release, this model is anticipated to be the best in its segment owing to its elegance and superior functionality which will be the finest in its class.
2016 Subaru Outback: Exterior and Interior Design
This model will have a lot to offer, both new and former but updates features. The model has been elegantly designed to feature a great interior design with high tech features and a modern exterior with standard all wheel drive for great performance. The automaker has offered four trims for this 2016 Subaru Outback and they are 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium and 3.6R Limited.
Its exterior will come with various innovative touches which will make this SUV an exceptional auto. The tail and head lights will be refreshed. These lighting will be made using the new LED technology. The grille and bumper are also going to get new updates which will make them more modern that they previously were.
Its cabin will be considerably spacious with an enhanced seating space. The seats will be covered with soft materials neatly stitched together. The doors and roof interior will also be covered with high quality material. The 2016 Subaru outback will have a three row seating arrangement that shall accommodate seven passengers conveniently.
Some of the standard features in the 2016 Subaru Outback trims include cruise control, full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, a rear view camera, 4 speaker sound system, a CD player, iPod/USB interface, four speaker sound system with smart phone integration, height adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split folding rear seats, 6.2 inch touch-screen, automatic climate control and a tilt-telescopic steering wheel among others.
2016 Subaru Outback: Engine and Fuel Economy
In order to meet the anticipated performance standards, this new 2016 Subaru Outback will be equipped with highly powerful and efficient engines. Rumors indicate that this model will get a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine with an output f 175 horses and 174 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain will be combined with a strong transmission controlled by paddle shifters installed behind its wheels. The engine performance is expected to be enhanced to make it generates very minimal CO2 if any. Another expected engine is a 3.6 liter developing about 256 hp and 247 Nm of torque. The first engine is expected to return 25/28 mpg city/highway respectively while the latter is projected to return 20/22 mpg city/highway respectively.
2016 Subaru Outback: Release Date, Price, Competitors
In regard to competition, this model will rival against the likes of Honda Crosstour, Toyota Venza, Audi Allroad, Kia Sorento, Volvo XC70 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Its price is projected to be at the same range with the outgoing model’s price which goes for about $ 23 000. This mid-size crossover 2016 Subaru Outback is expected to be unveiled in summer of 2015, and then proceed for sale late the same year as a 2016 year model.