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Grip : GRIP March 2013
OUTBACK GRIP OUTBACK AUTOMATIC IS DIESEL DELIGHT CONTACT GRIP Editor THE new Subaru Ouback 2.0D CVT delivers to the network a model and a transmission that has been in high demand. It marks the coming together, for the first time, of a LineartronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to a turbocharged horizontally- opposed Boxer diesel engine, resulting in an incredibly capable AWD package. Among the highlights of the new Outback 2.0D CVT is Adaptive Transmission Control, delivering highly responsive driving, in tune with engine speed changes. There is also a seven-speed Manual Mode, achieving faster, smoother gear changes compared to conventional automatic transmissions. Subaru Managing Director, Nick Senior, believes the new models will have great appeal. “The CVT diesels introduce the choice of both Adaptive Control and stepped Variable Control from the one incredibly flexible transmission. “They are distinguished by fast acceleration and quick speed recovery after deceleration, producing an agile, fun and safe driving experience.” Senior said the significant success of manual Outback diesel promised even greater inroads for the CVT version. “The Outback diesel CVT plugs a gap in our model line -up. A significant proportion of large SUV sales are automatic diesels and we have not played in this space. “This Outback will also offer broad appeal – it has the benefits of an SUV, such as versatility, visibility and a higher seating position, but there is no compromise with driving dynamics. This is an SUV with real road manners. “We expect it to sell in both city and rural environs, to private buyers and company fleets alike. “In rural areas, real estate, stock and station agents, indeed anyone spending a lot of time in their vehicles, should be looking at Outback diesel CVT. “In some months, the manual diesel has accounted for up to 20 per cent of Outback sales, so pent-up demand for the auto is likely to see our diesel success story soar even higher.” Outback 2.0D CVT is priced from $42,490 Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP), $2500 more than the manual version. The Outback 2.0D Premium with CVT is priced from $45,490 MLP. The entry-level Outback 2.0D CVT includes factory- fitted satellite navigation, while the 2.0D Premium with CVT adds a variety of features including: y Electric sunroof y Leather trim y Eight-way power driver’s seat with memory function y Electroluminescent gauges with colour information display. The automatic diesels share a wide range of other changes to the Outback Model Year 2013 line-up, including a revised grille, front bumper, foglight surrounds and wheel patterns. All Outback 2.0D CVT variants are powered by a turbocharged 2.0 -litre four-cylinder horizontally- opposed Boxer diesel engine, producing 110 Kilowatts of power at 3600 rpm and 350 Newtonmetres of torque between 1800-2400 rpm. In the combined cycle, fuel consumption is an impressive 6.5 litres per 100 km and carbondioxide emissions 172 grams/km. The Outback 2.0D CVT variants offer high levels of noise suppression, great take-off acceleration and linear steering, with minimum body roll, for stable driving. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE OUTBACK PRODUCT FINANCE WHAT’S IN THE PRESS PASSENGER VEHICLES AFTERSALES TRENDS DEALER STATS SPORT Click here for more Outback photos
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