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Default Aussie Outback updated in 2014

The Subaru Outback has been updated for the 2014 model year with tougher exterior styling and a $500 price rise across the range.
Refreshing the Outback are dark-tinted headlights, a set of dark grey alloy wheels and matching front grille trim.
The side sills and cladding, wheel arch guards, front mud flaps and roof rails (with integrated cross bars) are finished in black, contrasting with lighter front and rear underbody guard protectors.
Subaru says the exterior enhancements offset the $500 price rise, claiming that they add more than $2500 value to the 2014 Outback.



Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior says the Outback’s revised exterior design is a result of the brand listening to the requests of its customers.

“We’ve had a lot of customer feedback suggesting owners would like a slightly tougher-looking Outback with greater body protection, which is especially useful on rural roads where this wagon rates highly,” Senior said.

The updates come just eight months after Subaru launched the 2013 model year Outback, which brought with it price cuts, a revised petrol engine and upgraded standard equipment levels.







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Nick, what people want is a good looking car. Like the previous generation Liberty/Outback. A dual range 6 speed would be nice too. And turbos mounted up high to keep them away from water during water crossings.
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I like it :-)
A lot better than what it was. Still nothing on gen 4 though.
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FUGLY.

Nick, what people want is a good looking car. Like the previous generation Liberty/Outback. A dual range 6 speed would be nice too. And turbos mounted up high to keep them away from water during water crossings.

+1 for what Rally said and 1 inch suspension lift.
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That looks perfect to me. I'd buy one, prob over a new f forester. I'd go for the diesel with 7 speed cvt auto. A 6 speed manual would be on the cards too!
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looks better then it did before but the gen4 libs and outbacks were the best looking
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Ha.. I like it. Scooby2 is safe tho. Will have to age and prove itself at least another 10 years tho

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I hear every car will come with a free, fully trained labrador and a long white stick
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There is a lot of over hang at the front. The rear seems okay though.
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I like the look of the black cladding but I think that'll be hard to maintain if you wanted to maintain a clean car. Hopefully it doesn't fade too much over time.

Overall I'm not a fan of the Gen5.

Has anyone lifted a Gen4?
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