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Subaru is set to launch a freshened version of the Outback/Legacy model in Europe this fall, after its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. A pre-show press release Friday gave us a first peek at the Outback, shown above.

The Outback and Legacy will showcase Subaru's new SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive) system, which the automaker displayed in the 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B at the New York Auto Show. SI-DRIVE controls the electronic throttle system response and fuel and ignition curves to modify the engine's performance characteristics, and allows the driver to select between three driving modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp. (For full details, see our coverage of the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B here.) SI-DRIVE will be available in European Outback/Legacy models equipped with a 3-liter engine.

Paris will also mark the European debut of the Subaru Tribeca crossover.

[Source: Subaru]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      It's boring, but at least it's not WTF ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I liked that, mainly the headlight design, kinda Passat-like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Holly sh*t, almost not ugly! A baby step forward for Subaru.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Judging by the grill, it's a Chrysler.
      • 8 Years Ago
      At least they didn't use the urinal shaped corporate face grill.

      And Cheezedog: Subaru quality is well above average. Ask JD Power. Or my Mom: her 6 year old Legacy, which she has beaten to hell, remains totaly solid. Almost indestructible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So when do we get to see a 2007 Legacy or Outback here in the States?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jeez! How many more cars are going to get the droopy-eye treatment?? This has got to be #100. Not very original, but it is good looking, and def an improvment over the current face.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To Epiech:
      FYI: Subaru had that front fascia look long before VW copied it...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Restyled Olutback has been launched for the European market at Moscow International Motor Show, 30.08 - 03.09.2006.

      See pictures:
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's the best looking Scooby I've ever seen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The car is trying to seduce me with those bedroom eyes... can't... look away... must close.. internet.. ahhh!
      • 8 Years Ago
      How does Si-drive work on the non turbocharged engines.

      Does 'intelligent' prevent the camswitching (subaru's system looks exactly like VarioCam plus) system from giving the engine the top end power?

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