Subaru is pulling the wraps off the all-new 2020 Outback at the New York Auto Show, with the event to be live-streamed at 11:15 AM ET.
As ever, the 2020 Subaru Outback will be a jacked-up wagon version of the also new Legacy, adopting the same design but with added ruggedness, featuring plenty of body cladding and model-specific bumpers to show off its more adventurous character.
By switching over to Subaru’s latest global platform, the Outback will benefit from better rigidity and more refinement, as well as improved handling.
The new generation of the Subaru Outback is also expected to ditch the six-cylinder powetrain of the outgoing model in favor of the turbocharged 260hp 2.4-liter unit found in the Legacy and the Ascent. Base models will get the naturally aspirated 182hp 2.5-liter flat-four unit. Both powertrains will be paired to the company’s latest CVT gearbox.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the new Outback can be found inside; the cabin is made out of better quality materials and features a huge 11.6-inch high-definition infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and over-the-air updates.
Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist system with Lane Centering Function is also expected to be standard fit, with systems like DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system, Front View Monitor, LED Steering Responsive headlights and Reverse Automatic Braking to be optional, if the company follows the same strategy with the Legacy.
Stay tuned for the full presentation of the 2020 Subaru Outback.