Mon. May 23rd, 2022

The brand claims to be working around the clock to bring the turbocharged Outback offered abroad to Australia.


Subaru Australia says the furious is working “close to the factory” to introduce one more powerful, turbocharged version of the Subaru Outback to meet demand.

Internationally, the Outback is offered with a 194kW / 376Nm 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four – a tuned version of the engine found in the upcoming 2022 Subaru WRX.

Due to high-performance versions of its wagon-turned SUV series having been discontinued since mid-2021 – when the stock of the previous generation Outback’s 190 kW 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine option ran out – it’s understood that customers looking elsewhere for an upgrade.



In a speech to Australian media at the launch of the new Subaru BRZ, the head of Subaru Australia Blair Read said “Customer demand for this model in Australia has been heard loud and clear.”

“We work closely with the factory to try to deliver this to our customers.”

Despite historically offering muscular powertrains in its SUV range, Subaru’s powerful yet aging engines have fallen victim to global emissions regulations.

In 2018, the turbocharged Subaru Forester was discontinued, despite the powertrain representing around one in five sales in Australia alone.

In 2021, the six-cylinder version of the Subaru Outback was also released, which also represented about 15 percent of the model mix.

Justin Narayan

After more than ten years working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands such as Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan returned to being an engine writer – the very first job he had in the industry.

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