2016 Subaru Outback is not really due for update, we would see an almost similar models as the model got updated for 2015 with many changes (in 2014). The brand new vehicle will be due in 2020 if we are to go by a sensible 5 year mid life upgrade. Let’s take a look in detail at the upcoming 2016 Subaru outback.
2016 Subaru Outback, body & exterior redesign:
2016 Subaru Outback will not see many changes to bumpers, body line, die changes (shapes), or changes to the tail/front lamps. In 2015, this car got major changes and nothing significant will be changed despite all the rumor floating on the web. Most of the rumor is created to lead the reader into sharing and making a website popular by writers with cheap who have no idea about the actual car. Getting back to the car, the new body is a charm, it’s shapes may not make everyone fall in love. However a Subaru fan will surely appreciate the new well chiseled shape and an adventure loving stance with enough ground clearance. If we are lucky, there may be updates to colors, audio/GPS and infotainment system, seats fabric and introducing new options packages. Currently nine colors are available on the vehicle. If you really want to see bodyline changes and are fine with the overall current look, you may choose to go for custom modifications to make your 2016 Subaru Outback stand apart. Minor things like body graphics, spoilers, vinyls and accessories can change the whole look of any car. Also, such modifications add a personal touch to your car that is not shared by thousands of other buyers.
2016 Subaru Outback interior and comforts
The 2016 Subaru Outback may see an upgraded Starlink infotainment system that include 4G connectivity, stolen vehicle recovery, auto collision notification, health reports and app based remote vehicle services. Instrumentation is expected to be same and the new 2015 system does not disappoint in terms of design and function. You may see new wheel choices depending upon model and trim option. Continue to count the great features like 8 airbags, a great entertainment system, oodles of stowage space and a spacious cabin that comforts even large occupants in the new version. The crisp nature of interior shapes on dashboard, steering, side panels, controls and other elements give this classic a unique identity. Standard features are expected to remain the same. Plenty of heating/adjustment features on seats and steering are available as options and add to your convenience.
2016 Subaru Outback Engine/Transmission
2016 Subaru Outback is expected to field the same 2.5 liter engine with changes only to the tuning (if required). This engine is mated to a CV transmission that leaves one wanting a manual in few cases. Although a great box, the engine can do a bit more with a manual 6 speed. There is a 3.6 liter engine that pushes out 256 hp and 247 lb-ft torque against 175HP/174lb-ft of the smaller motor.A Symmetrical AWD system handles the road well along with VDC system that controls the car while monitoring wheel speeds, steering angle, brake pressure and other dynamics.
Release date & Price
2016 Subaru Outback is expected to be available at dealerships around Q3 of 2015 at overall similar pricing (minor inflationary bump-up expected), currently it is priced starting US $25 grands.
Over to you:
What is your opinion about the 2016 Subaru Outback? Are you in love?
- 2016 Subaru Outback is expected to feature minor changes
- 2015 was the last model that saw a total redesign.