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Robust Outback 2.0D Premium Lineartronic

2013-11-27 06:37

FIRST FOR SUBARU: The Japanese automaker, Subaru, has refreshed its 2014 Outback model range, including the 2.0D model with the first diesel Boxer engine in the world. Image: Quickpic

The Subaru Outback Diesel CVT, its makers says, "really is all things to all men and has the world's only Boxer diesel engine".

It's one of several new models due to be introduced by Subaru in coming months.

The low-down torque profile of the turbocharged diesel (350Nm from only 1800rpm), Subaru says, means the Lineartronic transmission turns the driving experience into an economical and comfortable event.


Fuel consumption is listed as 6.5 litres/100km of 50ppm diesel on the standard combined cycle but, Subaru says, the car will still provide "athletic acceleration and envelop the driver in the characteristic burble so strongly associated with Boxer engines".

The range-topping diesel model has specification advantages which include dark-painted 17" alloy rims, keyless entry, push-button starting and roof rails which include crossbars which can be folded across the roof to take a bike rack or roof storage box.

Contrasting black side skirts and bumper edges and an intercooler scoop on the bonnet (isn't that what a REAL Subaru should always have?) along with dark-painted xenon headlight clusters and a black grille.

Price: R469 000

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