Subaru today presented the new beefier variant of its Outback models. The Subaru Outback Wilderness 2022 is the first copy of a new variant with a unique signature that will quietly make its appearance in the range of the Japanese manufacturer.
In fact, this version adds to it, because the Subaru Outback is already a model capable of coping with off-road driving, especially with the Outdoor version, as well as the X-Mode terrain management system which makes the adventure easier. off the beaten track.
The Outback Wilderness is designed to be “the best performing Outback ever,” says the company. This edition takes advantage of a number of exclusive off-road features that you won’t find elsewhere in the lineup. Subaru claims the suspension is even tougher, although the company does not give details on this. The model will take advantage of the X-Mode feature which offers ride settings for different types of surfaces, such as snow and mud, for example.
The Wilderness Edition has a higher ground clearance of 9.4 inches compared to 8.7 for the regular model. This height improves the angle of approach to 20.0 degrees, the angle of attack to 21.2 degrees and the departure angle to 23.6 degrees. Gains in all areas.
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As you can see in the photos, this version of the Outback also gets some cosmetic tweaks, especially with new bumpers (front and rear) that further improve clearance, a standard skid plate, all-wheel tires. Yokohama Geolandar terrain mounted on exclusive 17 inch rims, as well as Wilderness logos (Interior and exterior). In addition, the Outback Wilderness is spoiled with an exclusive color, a Geyser Blue inspired by the brand’s heritage in rallying.
That’s an interesting touch.
On board, the presentation is subtly different. It features faux StarTex leather and contrasting copper stitching throughout the cabin. The steering wheel, gear selector and door panels, meanwhile, receive unique accents in anodized copper. Plus, the same 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen and EyeSight active safety technology are featured.
Mechanically, this variant takes advantage of the 2.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that is also found elsewhere in the range. This unit still produces 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque and it’s all handled by a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Subaru claims to have revised the final ratio of the latter from 4.11: 1 to 4.44: 1, which will give the Wilderness version more low-end torque compared to other variants. This will be enough to be able to climb a 40% incline on a gravel surface.
The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is expected in dealerships this spring.
Photos de la Subaru Outback Wilderness 2022