TC Subaru has introduced the new Subaru Outback today at the 2018 Drive Auto Fair in Setia City Convention Centre, where it would feature Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
The fully-imported Outback will be available in one variant only – the 2.5i-S EyeSight featuring a naturally-aspirated, 2.5-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine, paired to a 7-speed Lineartronic CVT gearbox that’s good for 175 hp and 235 Nm of torque.
Power is channel to all four wheels through the Active Torque Split AWD System. Supporting the AWD system are the SI-Drive and X-Mode that automatically engages the Outback’s Hill Descent Control when activated. The Outback also deploys the STABLEX-Ride System for even better steering control and ride quality with less body roll.
On the outside, the new Outback gets facelifted front bumper, a wider hexagonal grille and lightweight turbine-shaped 18-inch rims for better aerodynamics.
Making the drive a more exciting one are paddle shifters, a must-have feature for Malaysians paying this amount of money for a car, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a power-sliding sunroof.
Occupying the front row are 8-way power-adjustable seats with memory function while lumbar support is only provided for the driver. The rear seats can be folded with a one-touch lever in the boot, opening up to 1,800 litres of trunk space.
On the safety front, the Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist system is the highlight of the updated Outback which consists of adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking system and throttle management, lane sway and departure warning, along with seven air bags.