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Subaru adds ‘X’ trim to its coolest car (by default), the Outback Touring

Subaru doesn't make cool Imprezas anymore, so this is the next best thing: a stealthy, jacked-up estate

Published: 19 Apr 2024

Fancy a Subaru Outback Touring that’s a bit more… Subaru Outback Touring? Well, Subaru has just built the Outback Touring for you, and it’s the new range-topper that’s limited to just 100 build slots for UK customers. Rather creatively, it’s called the Outback Touring ‘X’.

Design-wise, you’ve got Subaru’s typical Geyser Blue finish, though with much heavier black accenting stocked throughout. You also get metallic 18in alloys and chunky roof rails, while the grille has been blacked out to create a stealthier look all around. 

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By contrast, the cabin has seen a less substantial overhaul, with the new Nappa leather upholstery being the most significant. You’ll also get a sunroof, an 11.6in multimedia unit and an 11-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system, so it’s pretty well-equipped in case you do get stuck off the beaten track. Though that’s unlikely since the only thing that can stop the average Subaru is… another Subaru.

Mechanically, you’re also equipped with its renowned all-wheel-drive and terrain response modes, which mean the heavily armoured exterior isn’t just all face and no trousers. Power is provided by the brand’s seemingly unkillable 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, which produces 167bhp and 186lb ft of torque. 

Interested? The order book opens on 1 May and will be priced at £43,635 each - around £1,200 more than the base Touring model. Subaru's coolest car (by default since the Impreza no longer exists), no?

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