2018 Subaru Outback: a new design expected

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Subaru usually works to a 4-year life-cycle on each of their models, the most recent being the Impreza, leaving the Forester and Outback.

The last generation Outback was released in 2014, so we are expecting details of the new 2018 Subaru Outback shortly. It is expected that although the appearance will have a significant update, the platform will remain the same, this also means sizes should be consistent to what we have now.

2018 Subaru Outback release date

The most likely date for release would be autumn 2017, although it is expected that the launch could be sometime in the summer of 2017.

Release date: late 2017

Also read about the 2018 Subaru Forester release date

2018 Subaru Outback price

Thanks to the new, higher quality components and safety systems, we expect the prices for the base model to increase over the current levels; expect to see the starting price in the region of $28,000.

2018 Subaru Outback redesign

The 2018 Outback will be all new when it comes to the appearance; LED headlights, reshaped front grille, redesigned tail lights and large fog lights incorporated into the front fender.

Despite the restyle, the scratch and bump-proof plastic body kit will remain, giving the Outback a rugged look and hard wearing finish.


The interior will be similar to the existing model, differences in the trim and media system.

Look at the pictures of the 2018 Honda CRV new design

2018 Subaru Outback equipment

It is thought that the new Outback will get some new technology fitted also; pre-collision warning, lane guidance and adaptive cruise control.

It’s thought that the higher specification models may also get a powered tailgate, heated rear seats and some other yet to be decided tech.

Also read about the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Outback specs

The next gen Outback will be built upon the existing platform, using the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive system and under the hood will be the 2.5 liter B4 engine, albeit slightly retuned and if the rumors are true, a brand new B6 engine which has been designed for the next gen crossover SUV, no engine specs for the B6 have been released yet though.

It’s possible that the new engine could be a 3.6 liter, normally aspirated engine, producing 270 BHP. As far as we know, there are no forced induction plans for the Outback engines, which is odd considering Subaru made their name with a 2.0 liter turbocharged boxer engine.

You also might be interested in the 2018 Land Rover Defender specifications

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The car will be changed significantly in terms of exterior and interior design. However, it will be the same in technological way.

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