Subaru Outback backs up Australia’s Best Cars' win

  • The Subaru Outback.
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    The Subaru Outback.
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    The Subaru Outback.
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    The Subaru Outback.

Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive Outback 2.5i Premium has been named Australia’s Best All-Wheel Drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 by the nation’s motoring organisations, for the second consecutive year.

Outback continues Subaru’s remarkable run of success in the annual Australia’s Best Cars (ABC) awards.

Cars were evaluated by the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and AANT against a broad range of criteria including: value for money, design and function, and on-the-road performance.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, says the Outback is a popular choice with Australians.

“It is firmly established as the fun, flexible, family-friendly wagon and that’s reflected in record sales last year of 12,207, up 11.7%.

“Of course the inclusion of the EyeSight® driver assist system has added even more appeal for safety conscious customers and the inclusion of Vision Assist features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Change Assist, Auto dimming rear view mirror, High Beam Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert only add to its suite of safety features,” Mr Christie says.

Subaru of New Zealand Managing Director Wallis Dumper says the Outback has been the star of the show across The Ditch as well.

“We market the Outback as the perfect vehicle for the greatest Subaru drivers in the world - New Zealanders and the high number of Kiwis buying our largest SUV certainly backs up that claim. In 2015 Outback smashed its previous sales figures out of the park, almost doubling the previous record in 2006 (591 sales) by achieving a phenomenal 1175 sales. Then last year the number of Outbacks sold increased again, with 1267 going to Kiwi customers."

Outback was regarded as the original crossover wagon when launched in 1996, establishing a whole new market niche. The latest generation was launched in 2015 to rave reviews around the country.

  • Subaru Outback was named the $45-$60k category winner in the AMI Insurance NZ Autocar Car of the Year 2015 award.
  • Fairfax Media selected Outback as the Top Crossover.
  • Radio Live Cars of the Year named the Outback the 2015, Best Medium SUV.
  • Outback was named the 2015 Car of the Year by Automotive News editor Alastair Sloane.
     

 

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