(PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Subaru’s Outback, the original crossover wagon, has tooled up for 2014 with a comprehensive increase in specification. New Zealand sees the introduction of the new Outback 2.5 Sport model featuring Subaru’s ground breaking Eyesight safety system, which was previously only available on the six cylinder models. Among the other features added are satellite navigation, rain sensing wipers and automatic dusk sensing headlights.
These and several other features worth more than $6000 have been added to the Outback range with no increase to its price. Effectively, Outback Sport is packed with features and replaces the previous base model for the same recommended retail price.
“Outback has become a great value for money package,” said Wallis Dumper, the Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “Making our Eyesight accident avoidance safety technology available to buyers at a lower price point is the most important single feature. You need to remember we introduced reversing cameras as standard over a year ago, so Eyesight simply adds more value.”
The 2.5 Sport starts the Outback range at $49,990 with Eyesight technology, new 18 inch alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres, aluminium pedals, a driver’s power seat, dusk sensing headlights and rain sensing wipers. Dumper believes, “… the new Outback Sport epitomizes the balance between SUV fashion and a driver’s wagon for practicality in kiwi conditions.”
Other new features are a coloured LCD screen, silver roof rails, imitation carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard, monotone paintwork and a black front grille and headlamp surrounds.
The Outback 2.5 Premium stays at $54,990 and gains a sunroof to complement the leather upholstery it has always come with.
Originally launched in 1995, the Outback was the first vehicle to combine the practicality and comfort of a station wagon with the extra ground clearance to access more remote areas – ideal for New Zealanders active outdoors recreational lifestyles. All Outback models come with a reversing camera, 213 mm ground clearance and self-leveling suspension to get you to the top of that ski field road, remote hunting, fishing tramping or mountain bike venue.
There is a telescopic and height adjustable steering column, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, blue tooth hands free calling capability, dual zone climate control air conditioning and one touch 60:40 split folding rear seats.
Safety features apart from Eyesight include seven air bags, Vehicle Dynamics Control, ABS brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, ring shaped body reinforcement, door anti-intrusion beams and anti-whiplash front seats. There are front fog lights, rear privacy glass, a six speaker sound system with 6 stack CD player, leather covered steering wheel and gear selector, steering column paddle shifters for manual gear changes and a three year unlimited kilometres warranty.
For more information on the Outback and Subaru, please visit their website at http://www.subaru.co.nz.