Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, said the tentative schedule for bringing in the Outback is in the first quarter of 2010.
The fourth-generation Outback hopes to improve passenger comfort by widening the vehicle by two inches and adding almost four inches to the rear seat legroom. The vehicle's wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than the current model, and its headroom is also improved.
The top-of-the-line Outback 3.6R comes with a 256Hp six-cylinder Boxer engine that runs on a five-speed electronic automatic transmission. This delivers 256 horses with a peak torque of 247lb.-ft.
The Outback also comes in the 2.5i variant with a four-cylinder Boxer engine. It runs on Subaru's new six-speed manual transmission or the new Lineartronic CVT - a feature that allows the driver to "shift manually" with steering wheel controls. The 2.5i variant produces 170 horsepower and a peak torque of 170lb.-ft.
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