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The Outback has been a strong seller for Subaru, especially in its most recent generation when it combined station wagon utility with crossover looks. The model is getting an imminent redesign just like its platform-mate the Legacy, and here are the first spy photos of it testing in Europe against an Audi Q5.

The cladding makes it very hard to tell what exactly Subaru is doing with the styling, but it's clear that they are sticking to the combined wagon/CUV look from the current gen. Many parts appear taken almost directly from the new Legacy like the door-mounted mirrors, creased hood and angular headlights. The windshield also appears more steeply raked than today's Outback, and at the rear the taillights look thinner and more vertical.

We are expecting the new Outback to use the revised 2.5-liter four-cylinder and possibly the 3.6-liter boxer six-cylinder from its sedan counterpart at launch. However, a previous rumor indicated the possibility of a smaller six-cylinder and a turbocharged four-cylinder being added to the lineup, but these new engines might still be a few years away.

We likely don't have to wait long to see the Outback without all of the camo. The debut is slated to be at the New York Auto Show in April. In addition to the exterior and platform changes, the wagon is expected to carry the improved interior quality and comfort over from the new Legacy with with liquid-filled engine mounts, an acoustic glass windshield, increased sound deadening, interior tech. Maybe Subaru will be adventurous with the styling to show off all of the changes.


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      pjl35
      • 11 Months Ago
      This isn't the first time, guys. It was spied in JULY of 2013: http://www.carscoops.com/2013/07/scoop-all-new-2015-subaru-legacy.html
        rsholland
        • 11 Months Ago
        @pjl35
        And these are US-spec models with the fold-away roof rack cross bars.
      Nick Kuzy
      • 11 Months Ago
      Old news, there have been spy shots circulating since the fall. Same quality and less covered up, just do a google image search.
      over9000
      • 11 Months Ago
      Of course, it needs a 6 speed manual with a turbo diesel engine to make an Autobloggers wet dreams cum true
        • 11 Months Ago
        @over9000
        [blocked]
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 11 Months Ago
      Good, it desperately needs a redesign and has for a number of years now.
      Jasonn
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not these exact spy shots, but different shots that show the exact same thing have been out for 4-5 months now...
      MechE
      • 11 Months Ago
      I know I should let it go, but I'm still bitter about all the issues I had with my second gen. Respect for having a manual transmission still available, hopefully they'll stick with that.
        BB79826
        • 11 Months Ago
        @MechE
        Why should you let it go? Subarus have plenty of issues, the most serious of which is widespread engine problems around 70k miles. You just don't hear much about it cuz their sales are so low.
          rsholland
          • 11 Months Ago
          @BB79826
          Guess who's been living under a rock.
          Michaele
          • 11 Months Ago
          @BB79826
          I've had two Subarus. One for 12 years, the other for 9. Never had a major problem of any kind. Not one. I've gone upscale and my Subaru days are over. Their sales are not low and they've had two successive years of record sales and that trend appears likely to continue. rsholland is right - What is the address of the rock you've been living under?
      Juan
      • 11 Months Ago
      I would like to read about the new Subaru Baja on day.
      Tourian
      • 11 Months Ago
      This car is probably going to be the only one that looks better with the bulky camo ON.
        Kumar
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Tourian
        I did not know that was an option. If so, I might go for it to cushion the blow from the maroons who kick their doors open in parking lots.
      Durishin
      • 11 Months Ago
      LOWER IT!!!!
      BobLLama
      • 11 Months Ago
      "Many parts appear taken almost directly from the new Legacy like the door-mounted mirrors, creased hood and angular headlights.' Shocking. That wouldn't be because the Outback is the Legacy Wagon with black plastic and tall suspension, would it? People seem to forget that except for the wagony bit where the sedan's trunk should be, the Outback and the Legacy are THE SAME CAR. The Outback's just taller.
      Lunch
      • 11 Months Ago
      Move along. Nothing to see here. It will still be as ugly as all the Subie cars.
      Shadowcatt77
      • 11 Months Ago
      Maybe it's just the black cladding, but it doesn't appear to look as "over-large" as the current generation. Something about the current proportions makes it seem bigger than it actually is, whereas this looks like it might be a bit more balanced.
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