The Subaru Outback (as well as the taller, shorter Forester) currently has impressive off-road chops from the manufacturing unit. 8.7 inches of ground clearance, a wonderful AWD program, additionally X-Mode, a subtle software package suite that outthinks terrain for even much more traction. Not undesirable for, essentially, a station wagon.
But, we are firmly in the Overlanding era. Autos have to be lifted. They should have AT tires. They ought to have skid plates. Most crucially, they want hugely obvious externally mounted shovels.
Subaru has taken observe of this. They are reportedly releasing a Wilderness version of the Outback beginning in 2022. We don’t know a entire lot, other than what we can see in photographs of a mule version, plastered all around whatsoever your preferred vehicle website is.
It is clearly lifted higher than the standard 8.7 inches, and, additional importantly, appears to be to have a shaved chin, which would aid with the Outback’s atrocious technique angle. There appears to be a significantly tougher roof rack, no question to aid rooftop tents without acquiring to obtain aftermarket rack devices, and to present off that externally mounted shovel, of course.
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