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Shiv 15th January 2013 08:18 AM

Diesel Automatic Outback coming to Australia...

Subaru will bring its first ever diesel automatic model to Australia in March, in the form of the Outback 2.0D auto.

Pricing and specification changes for the rest of the MY13 Outback range were announced last week, however the diesel auto is a last-minute addition.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but expect a premium of around $2000 to be added to the pricetags of the Outback 2.0D manual ($39,990) and the Outback 2.0D Premium manual ($42,990).

Equipment levels will mirror those of the already-announced diesel manual variants, with the base 2.0D packing sat-nav as standard and the 2.0D Premium adding leather upholstery, an electric sunroof, power adjustable seats and Subaru's EyeSight collision detection system.

“Diesel manual Outback now represents around 20 per cent of the model’s sales, so we’re anticipating significant demand for the auto," said Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior.

“Our best advice is for customers to see their dealer as soon as possible, because if our experience with the manual is anything to go by, we’ll end up with a very strong order bank for this car."

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Kevin 15th January 2013 03:56 PM

Forester next, one would hope! (But gee the OB is looking pretty ordinary these days!)

stilson 15th January 2013 10:43 PM

5 speed auto?

pezimm 16th January 2013 04:08 AM

^I think it will be the CVT... Not necessarily a bad thing, I might consider one when the trusty XT needs replacing.

nipper 18th January 2013 07:18 PM

CVT would be a good match considering all the power is down low in a diesel

thunder039 18th January 2013 07:22 PM

imagine the fuel economy! would be my choice over the manual simply due to the lack of low range

OutbackOiler 24th January 2013 12:59 AM

Yes please :ebiggrin:

FozzyMatt 3rd February 2013 05:47 AM

Would be a good car to have from a fuel economy point of view but the new Outbacks are next to useless offroad

subyroo 3rd February 2013 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 54556)
Forester next, one would hope! (But gee the OB is looking pretty ordinary these days!)

Looks a bloody sight better than the front of the new Forester to me Kevin.

It may sound like a biased view, but you & I have the best looking model in my book.

:surprised: :surprised:

Kevin 3rd February 2013 04:25 PM

How could I not agree! :ebiggrin:

Yes, I prefer the traditional SF & SG shape.

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