Subaru UK has announced two important launches for 2015: the new Outback in March and the all-new Levorg sport wagon in autumn.
Already on sale in the US, the UK-spec Outback will debut Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology and will also place particular emphasis on infotainment systems. No information was revealed regarding engine variants for either model.
In the US, the Outback is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four engine producing 175hp, but for the UK the model is likely to get a diesel too.
As for the Subaru Levorg, the model is currently on sale in Japan only, where it is offered with a choice of two powertrains: a new 1.6-liter direct-injection turbocharged gasoline boxer engine delivering 168hp (170PS) and a similar 2.0-liter unit with 296hp (300PS).
Subaru UK has also announced sales figures for 2014, with the Japanese brand reporting an impressive 23 percent year-on-year growth. The brand also saw an 8.6 percent increase in new car registrations in December, outperforming Britain’s overall new car market and helping the brand to increase market share.
Subaru attributes growth to new models launched last year such as the new WRX STI and Impreza, as well as price cuts to existing models. Subaru’s range of SUVs and crossovers have also proven more popular in 2014. The Forester remains the brand’s bestseller in the UK, with 1,210 cars sold last year (up 33 percent). Subaru UK expects Forester sales to further grow in 2015 with the arrival of the Forester Lineartronic diesel model in April.