TC Subaru (Thailand) has launched the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i-T Eyesight at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). Only one variant is available on sale and it comes fully imported from Japan.
On the outside, the Outback gets automatic LED headlights paired with C-shape DRLs. The crossover rides on new 18-inch dual-tone 5-spoke wheels. The SUV also gets hands-free electric tailgate to make things more convenient for loading items.
Head inside and you will find a dual-tone tan and black interior. Leather seats come as standard while the centre console, dashboard, and door panels are all wrapped with soft-touch material.
The Outback also boasts an 11.6-inch HD vertical touchscreen with built-in navigation. The infotainment is hooked up to an 11-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.
Safety-wise, the all-new Outback in Thailand will come with 7 airbags and Subaru’s latest Eyesight 4.0 ADAS as standard. The crossover will boast systems like a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitor, front and rear AEB, ACC, and LKA just to name a few.
There is also a driver monitoring system. Not only will the system be able to detect if the driver needs a break, but it will also adjust settings like the A/C, seating position, and mirror angle according to the driver’s preference. The system allows owners set up for up to 5 individuals.
Power comes from Subaru’s 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated 'boxer' engine that produces 188 PS and 245 Nm. The engine is mated to a CVT with 8-speed sequential shift (Subaru calls it Lineartronic) that sends power to all 4 wheels via Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
As the crossover comes CBU from Japan, the price of the Outback is subjected to import tax shooting the car’s price up to 2.699 million baht (RM 360,000). Price-wise, the Outback will compete with continentals like the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 in Thailand.