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May 19, 2015

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[Australia] Subaru Outback Passes 90,000 Sales

Just weeks after achieving its highest ever monthly sales tally, Subaru's evergreen All-Wheel Drive Outback has passed the 90,000 cumulative sales mark in Australia.

Widely regarded as the original crossover wagon when launched in 1996, Outback is now in its fifth generation, offering a much-expanded range.

1180 March sales of the new generation Model Year 2015 version set a new Outback record, helped by the addition of diesel automatic variants that have brought even more appeal in rural and regional areas, where long-range dirt road driving puts it at a great advantage.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: "Outback was at the forefront of Subaru's SUV success story.

"It pretty much pioneered the crossover trend that has subsequently been copied by many."

He added: "We have continually refined and improved the Outback range over 19 years, including making it our first mainstream model to have the six-cylinder version of our horizontally opposed Boxer engine, which was introduced in 2000.

"Outback also shared the honour, with a Liberty (Legacy) variant, of being the first Subaru to offer the award-winning EyesSight® driver assist system."

Along with new generation Liberty (Legacy), Outback currently has the best-ever occupant safety rating for a Subaru, from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Its score of 35.99 out of a maximum possible 37 achieving a high five-star ranking.