In North America, Subaru is set to release a more off-road-capable Outback, to be called the Outback Wilderness. The Japanese automaker is expected to throw in some notable upgrades to its raised station wagon, a special model slated for a March 30, 2021 debut.
Subaru has proudly said that “The legendary Outback is the most rugged, most capable vehicle in the Subaru lineup. But what if Subaru pushed things further? Or went higher?” Reinforcing an already capable vehicle with some upgrades would surely make a new statement. Aside from the rugged design cues which are to be applied on the exterior, the upcoming Outback Wilderness could also come with other off-road necessities such as the upgraded tires already showcased in teaser photos. Some reports say that the new black alloy wheels are wrapped in a set of Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 tires, which are indeed meant for light offroading, plus, it is also seen to deliver that daily-driver comfort.
A suspension lift and a set of additional underbody protection courtesy of skid plates are also expected, which should further elevate the capability of its renowned station wagon. Aside from the black wheels, other aesthetic yet functional appointments could include a chunkier body cladding that’s sure to set it apart from standard variants of the Subaru Outback. Other reports even say that the Outback WIlderness could possibly come with a slightly revised frontend and rear.
As for the interior, the Outback Wilderness could also feature a more outdoorsy upholstery that can withstand dirt, mud, or even water. The overall packaging is expected to step up further than the usual adventurous factor of the Subaru Outback.
In 2020, it was announced that Subaru Philippines will be launching a couple of models this year. With that said, the all-new Outback could possibly make its way here. Would you consider a more off-road oriented Outback if it were to be brought to the Philippine market? Again, the new Subaru Outback Wilderness is expected to debut this coming March 30. There will be more updates soon, and we’re sure to uncover more details of Subaru’s more-rugged station wagon.