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Subaru Legacy and Outback ranges now safer

By Charl Bosch - Mar 18, 2016
Subaru Legacy and Outback ranges now safer

Subaru South Africa has introduced a number of safety and tech upgrades to its Legacy and Outback ranges.

These include Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Radar based Blind Spot Detection, High Beam Assist that uses a camera to prevent glaring from oncoming vehicles, an anti-dazzle rear view-mirror and a new Emergency Stop System that flashes the hazard lights when the vehicle suddenly stops.

In addition, all models now boast Siri-Eyes integration which allows buyers to seamlessly connect their Apple products with the standard infotainment system.

Both ranges remain mechanically unchanged with the Outback continuing to makes use of either a 2.5-litre flat-four that produces 129 kW and 235 N.m of torque, or a 3.6-litre flat six with 191 kW and 350 N.m of torque.

The latter is again the sole engine offered in the Legacy with Subaru’s Lineartronic Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) and sending power to all four wheels via the company’s rally derived Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system on both models.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty and three year / 75 000 km service plan is standard across both ranges.



Outback 2.5i-S Lineartronic129 kW / 235 N.mR519 000
Outback 3.6R-S Lineartronic191 kW / 350 N.mR579 000
Legacy 3.6R-S Lineartronic191 kW / 350 N.mR569 000