Refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback launched at New York Auto Show

Updated Apr 19, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The new Outback comes out looking bolder and tougher.

Subaru launched the refreshed 2023 Outback at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), featuring a more rugged styling and improved tech.

Subaru Outback front view

2023 Subaru Outback

Right off the bat, the 2023 Subaru Outback gets a more rugged design that makes it look more off-road ready. This could be a familiar sight for those who follow the nameplate as the recently-released Wilderness trim comes with the same design concept.

The front fascia is designed with an aggressive front bumper cover, a larger grille, and redesigned LED headlights and taillights. Meanwhile, the wheel arch cladding has been updated to not only exude a stronger sense of off-road appearance, but also improves functionality. All of these are added to all the US-spec Outback trims except the Wilderness.

Subaru Outback interior view

The cabin layout has been carried over from the pre-facelift model

Inside, Subaru didn’t make a lot of changes for the facelift model of the sixth-gen. But the Japanese wagon did receive the latest version of the STARLINK 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also the first Subaru model to offer ‘what3words’ (W3W), an innovative location technology that provides precise locations using only three words.

In terms of safety, the 2023 Outback comes standard with the latest version of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. For the top-of-the-line Touring trim, it is equipped with an additional Wide-Angle Mono camera that works together with the dual-camera EyeSight system. It expands the field of view to help recognize pedestrians, vehicles, and roads better.

Subaru Outback EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

It comes with the latest version of the brand's ADAS

No changes were made under the hood. This means that the vehicle is still powered by either a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated boxer mill with 182 horsepower and 239 Nm of torque or a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that makes 260 horsepower and 376 Nm of torque. The engines can only be paired to a Lineartronic CVT that features an 8-speed manual mode with paddle shifters.

Subaru Outback rear view

Looking ready for some off-road action

The refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback is made available in the North American market and is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Indiana. As for the Philippine market, Subaru is currently offering the pre-facelift Outback which made its way into the local lineup just last year.

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Know more about Subaru Outback 2023

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback 2022 Philippines is a five-seater crossover-like wagon propelled by a flat-four engine and is equipped with a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. It is the ideal vehicle for adventurous folks as it provides ample ground clearance, as well as an outgoing, outdoorsy exterior design. For the latest sixth-generation model, it now comes with Subaru EyeSight 4.0. This means that it now has autonomous emergency steering, a lane centering function, a driver monitoring system with attention alerts, among others.

Subaru Philippines is offering the Outback in one variant only priced at Php 2,380,000. It has a dimension that spans 4,870 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width, and 1,675 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,745 mm. Locally, this Japanese wagon goes up against the likes of the Volkswagen Santana GTS and Mazda6 Sports Wagon.

₱ 2,380,000

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