Restyled Subaru Outback and Legacy going to New York image

Subaru has recently announced that the restyled versions of the Outback and Legacy will be officially presented to the public on the 4th of April at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the 2013 Subaru Outback is powered by a new and more efficient powertrain, while coming with a restyled front end with a new grille, bumper, headlights and fog lights. The all-wheel drive system in the “new” Outback will be offered as an option at extra-cost. Subaru says that the Outback 2.5i is being powered by a 2.5 liter Boxer DOHC (double-overhead-cam) engine which is developing a total output of 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 170 HP and 170 lb-ft of the previous unit. A six-speed manual or a second-gen Lineartronic CVT will be available with the 2.5 liter engine, with the latter achieving 30 mpg city and 26 mpg highway compared to the previous 29/24 mpg.

The 2013 Subaru Outback will be available in three trim levels, base, Premium and Limited and standard features on the entry-level version will be the steering wheel cruise control and audio switches, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, electronic parking break with Hill Holder, automatic headlight function, upgraded audio system with Bluetooth hands-free, audio streaming, iPod control, USB, AM/FM, CD player, Radio Data Broadcast System, 3.5mm aux input jack and four speakers. Subaru also predicts an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA for the 2013 Outback.

The 2013 Subaru Legacy will also be presented to the public at the 2012 New York Auto Show next month and the model is also coming with the more efficient 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, the same one found on the Outback in the same configuration, along with a 3.6 liter H6 unit, which is producing 256 HP from its six cylinders, being mated to a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The 2013 Legacy can return 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway compared to the previous 23/31 mpg. More details on the updated Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback will be announced at the over-seas automotive event next month.