Performance enthusiasts may think of the WRX and BRZ when the name Subaru comes to mind, but for many others, the brand is best associated with the Outback. The soft-road version of the Legacy (and the Impreza-based Outback Sport that preceded the XV Crosstrek) is a vital product for the Japanese automaker, which has now confirmed it's bringing the latest version to the New York Auto Show in just a couple of weeks from now.

There's little to go on from the teaser image above (which you can click to enlarge) and the press release below, which says only that "The all-new Outback is Subaru's flagship crossover model which blends Car-like handling and SUV capability." And that much we knew already.

It's safe to assume that, like previous versions of the Outback, the new model (which we recently spied undergoing testing) will be based closely on the latest Legacy, albeit upgraded with a higher ride height, lower body cladding and other off-roading enhancements. Watch this space for more.
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All-New Subaru "Outback" to Make World Debut at 2014 New York International Auto Show

Tokyo, April 3, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the all-new "Outback" (US specifications model) will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (Press day: April 16 and 17; Open to the public from April 18 through 27, 2014). The Outback will be unveiled at the press briefing scheduled for 10:55 AM EST on April 17 at Subaru booth following a speech to be made by FHI President & CEO, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga.

The all-new Outback is Subaru's flagship crossover model which blends Car-like handling and SUV capability.

The special site opens today at 22:00 (Japan time) on the Subaru Global Site.
The site will feature information updates relating to the New York International Auto Show including Subaru's press conference.

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      Typo! At least from my point of view: You misspelled "diminished" or "sullied" or "lessened" as "upgraded". Higher ride height = more dangerous, less interesting driving dynamics, and "off-roading enhancments" means more weight that 95% of us will never use.
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        Your Prius is calling.....
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        If it wasn't for you knowing the needs and wants of the world where would we be? Thank you wonder kid...
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      Woah! Does anyone else see the new Genesis in that face?
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      Copied from Chrysler and Ford/Aston Martin
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        Chrysler? Because it has 4 wheels and headlights?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call me Blind but thepicture in the Main Article is the FORD TAURUS!!!
        U crazy
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        If you drive as good as you can see, everyone beware.
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      I regret that my last car purchase wasn't an Outback - the current gen is a very good car. I'll definitely look at this next one with an eye to purchase in the second year of production.
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      I wont miss the 'toothed' lower side molding... Unless they decide to carry over that feature.
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        I saw another teaser image that showed smooth rocker panel molding. Hooray.
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      Seriously though. Is it me or is EVERYONE starting to use the same grill shape? I don't even remember (or care) who did it first, but damn.
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        I was thinking the same thing. Sadly based on Chevy Cruze pics, even Chevy is heading in this direction. The first company to go out on their own will be a standout visually. Oh wait - Mazda!
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      Hello, Levorg!
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      Well, it looks like they are carrying over the overly blocky roof rail design that the last NA version got. Outside of that it should look pretty slick going off the recent testing photos shown above.
      Lucky Stars
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      A very practical vehicle for any snow or country area, for the city though........I like what Subie is doing and its too bad suzuki did not make it. For me the Volvo xc60 is the perfect size and look almost but a step below that and you have the outback. I would love to see Volvo bring over the Xc40 offroad
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      I really hope the recycled avalanche cladding stays off, god I hate it.
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      The grille shape that they are using is the same as the 2008+ Tribeca. Only the Tribeca had 3 thin horizontal bars and 1 thick chrome horizontal bar at the top. Now the 2015 Legacy and Outback have the same grille but with 3 thick bars.
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