Subaru PH to launch 2022 Outback next month with P2.38M price tag

Updated Jul 09, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The all-new Outback will come with a P50,000 introductory discount.

Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, previously announced that it will be launching several models from 2021 to 2022. That said, the seven-seater Evoltis, and the facelifted XV are already available in the Philippines. Now, Subaru Philippines is about to launch a new model yet again by next month, which is the 2022 Outback.

A picture of the 2022 Subaru Outback

The sixth-generation Subaru Outback BT. It was initially unveiled in 2019

The local launch of the all-new Outback was initially planned to be during the first half of 2021. However, it has been delayed due to the global microchip shortage. As such, the all-new 2022 Subaru Outback sixth-gen, will be launched in the Philippine market sometime in August 2021. Subaru dealerships are now also accepting reservations for the aforementioned model.

As for pricing, the new Outback will come with a price tag of Php 2.380 million with a Php 50,000 introductory discount. Of note, the outgoing Outback has a sticker price of Php 2.408 million. So yes, the new one is priced lower than the old model.

A picture of the rear of the sixth-gen Outback

The upcoming Outback from the rear

Despite being cheaper, the upcoming Outback will feature an updated version of the Subaru EyeSight driver assist safety suite. Its adaptive cruise control can now deal with full-speed travel, it now has autonomous emergency steering, and the lane departure warning system can now vibrate the car’s steering wheel.

Moreover, there’s the new Driver Monitoring System, which uses cabin cameras to detect the state of the person behind the wheel. So essentially, the car will know if you’re distracted or drowsy, and it will respond accordingly with alerts.

For driver amenities, the all-new Outback is more likely to feature an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The said screen will then be linked to a 12-piece Harman Kardon speaker system.

A picture of the interior of the 2022 Subaru Outback

Note that these pictures are of the global version and the Philippine version might look a bit different

As for its mechanical bits, the 2022 Outback will of course get a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. For propulsion, it will be using a 2.5-liter flat-4 engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. The said engine is naturally aspirated, and it is capable of producing up to 169 horsepower and 252 Nm of torque. And no, it appears that the Philippine market won’t be getting a turbocharged version again.

For more updates on the upcoming 2022 Subaru Outback and other new car models, keep it here on Philkotse.com.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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