All-new Subaru Outback heading to SA

Subaru plans to expand their product offering with the launch of the new Outback in May 2021

Reuben Van Niekerk
Subaru Outback

Subaru Southern Africa has announced the imminent arrival of the all-new Subaru Outback SUV. The new Outback is the next step in the evolution of the SUV wagon that Subaru pioneered 27 years ago.

Boasting a new and more powerful 2.5-litre direct injection Boxer engine as well as improved levels of refinement and dynamic ability, the new Outback extends the product position of being all-terrain capable while offering superior levels of luxury, practicality and convenience.


Two trim levels

The Outback will be offered in South Africa in two trim levels, the Field and Touring models give customers more choice to suit specific lifestyles. Whilst both models offer the highest levels of technology and safety, the Field derivative adopts a more rugged design where the Touring has more urban trim accents.

Subaru are also introducing a number of new technologies on the Outback. The hands free tailgate function works by waving your hand or arm directly in front of the rear Subaru badge on the centre of the tailgate, for a convenient and easy way to gain access to the boot.

Inside the Outback features the latest Subaru in-car design and cabin architecture. A key highlight here is the new 11,6 inch vertical touchscreen with smartphone familiar swipe, drag and touch features complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as four USB ports.


Safety a big priority

The DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system is a smart technology that will be rolled out across the entire Subaru range. The system makes use of cameras and facial recognition to monitor the driver for signs of fatigue or distraction and then warns the driver where it detects a lack of focus and attention to the road.


Safety was a major priority from the design phase and has been incorporated in its structural design and via the plethora of passive and active safety systems, the Outback has never been safer, bringing a whole new level of design and technology to the fore. The Outback also features the latest, most advanced generation of EyeSight, the system now includes Autonomous Corrective Steering, improved lane keeping, vibration feedback through the steering wheel and an altogether wider field of view in addition to the other well established functions of the EyeSight Driving Assistance system.


When will it be available?

The all-new Subaru Outback will be available from 1 May 2021.

Subaru Outback 2.5i-Field ES

R699 000

Subaru Outback 2.5i-Touring ES

R729 000