Subaru’s 2015 Outback, which goes on sale in February will have Legacy station wagon pricing.
The Subaru Outback, which effectively replaces the Legacy wagon, is available in three petrol and two diesel engined models, all with the unique Subaru Lineartronic automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters.
“Because the Outback replaces the Legacy wagon, it has been priced at the same level the last of the Legacy wagons sold for last year,” said Wallis Dumper, the managing director of Subaru of New Zealand.
The Legacy wagon has been phased out of production world-wide with the booming sales of sport’s utility vehicles.
“That means the new Outback in most models is $5000 below the price of the previous 2014 Outback model.”
The price leading Outback is the 2.5 litre petrol engined Sport model at $44,990. It replaces the previous Outback Sport which had a RRP of $49,990 and the Outback Tourer which at $45,990 had a lower specification than the 2015 Outback.
The Outback Diesel is now $47,990, Diesel premium is $54,990 and the range topping six cylinder Outback 3.6R Premium is $59,990, reductions of $7000, $5000 and $5000 respectively over the previous model.
“The strength of the dollar against the Yen and recognition from Subaru Japan that Legacy wagon has been a very important model for us for 25 years now has resulted in the competitive pricing,” said Mr Dumper.
“I believe our loyal Legacy wagon buyers will be pleasantly surprised by the 2015 Outback. The new Outback with a host of chassis, suspension and steering refinements drives as well as any previous Legacy wagon,” he said.
“And it has the added advantage of 213 mm of ground clearance to offer a host of recreational opportunities like the real SUV it is.”
The 2015 Outback has already been well received by those who have driven it internationally and in New Zealand where it was launched to the motoring media and Subaru dealers before Christmas.