The original crossover wagon is going stronger than ever.
Subaru practically invented the crossover segment back in 1994 when it launched the original Outback. Although it was literally nothing more than a slightly raised wagon version of its Legacy sedan, the Japanese automaker was clearly on to something big, and the buying public responded in kind. Since then, Subaru has regularly launched a new Outback only a few months after a new Legacy is introduced. And now that there’s a new Legacy, it’s now time for a new Outback.
It’s just been confirmed that Subaru’s latest "sport utility wagon" will have its official unveiling at the New York Auto Show later this month. The announcement was made with a brief teaser image, but we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to get the fully skinny. What we do know is that Subaru benchmarked the Audi Q5 during the new Outback’s design and testing phases. We’ll know soon enough if that goal was met.