COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

The stylish, more spacious and high quality interior of the new Subaru Outback is comprehensively equipped to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for driver and passengers.

Self-levelling suspension, acknowledges the Subaru Outback's long-standing popularity as a load-lugging workhorse or tow car. However hard the car might be working, inside the temperature can be carefully regulated by dual-zone, fully automatic air-conditioning incorporating an anti-dust filter and heating ducts to the rear passenger footwells.

A premium audio system, with a radio / CD player, six speakers (including two tweeters) and steering wheel-mounted remote controls, is standard. For the new Subaru Outback, radio reception has been significantly improved by the fitting of two high-performance antennae within the rear window glass.

The audio systems are MP3-compatible and a Bluetooth hands-free system is fitted. Voice activation from the hands-free microphone allows users to make phone calls and operate the audio appliances.

Facing the new Outback driver, the new instrument panel integrates clarity, functionality and a visual richness in keeping with the premium character of the new model. Four dials are ringed in aluminium and feature an additional liquid crystal display panel in the centre. The dials and the display are illuminated constantly, even in daytime, to improve visibility. The dials appear white with the ignition off and turn light blue with the ignition on.

When the ignition is switched on, the gauge needles sweep to the maximum position and then quickly return to zero - heightening the excitement and anticipation of the journey to come. A glow indicator and diesel particulate filter warning light are added part of the package.

The new Multi-Information Display (MID) is positioned on the centre stack's upper surface so that it can be viewed from all seats. The MID shows ambient temperature, fuel consumption information (instantaneous fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency and driving range to empty), passenger seatbelt warning lights and a digital clock.

Major controls in the Subaru Outback are laid out to minimise both the intrusion into the driver's line of sight and the time when the driver's hands must be off the steering wheel. Minor controls and switches are positioned to optimise ease-of-use.

The Subaru Outback's comprehensive list of standard equipment also extends to automatic operation of headlamps and windscreen wipers, cruise control, front and rear electric windows (with auto up/down function on the driver's door), a glass 'tilt-n-slide' sunroof, and heated leather seats with memory function.

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