The Subaru Outback is the nameplate of an automotive employed by the Fuji Heavy Industries, the leading automobile manufacturer in Japan. The name Outback name has been used on two different vehicles manufactured by Subaru. One of these vehicles is derived from the medium-sized vehicle, the Subaru Legacy and the other based on the hatchback model of vehicle, the Subaru Impreza. The name outback refers to the vast, distant, and dry outback areas in Australia and the name is proposed to highlight the reasonable off-road competence of the vehicle.
The present Subaru Outback was first introduced in 1994 as a station wagon in American automotive market for the model year 1995. It is derived from the Subaru Legacy, the second era vehicle in the Subaru lineup. Subaru brought in this vehicle in Japan in 1995 under the name the Legacy Grand Wagon, but in nearly all other markets, this model became recognized as the Legacy Outback.
Subaru chose to cut down the name of this vehicle to Subaru Outback in Australia when it was introduced there in 1996, thus, Australian market is turning out to be the first market to use the shortened name. Subaru redesigned the Outback by adjoining side body dressing and lifting the suspension of the current Subaru Legacy wagon. With the omission of little differences in trim, the Outback shared approximately all of its parts with the Legacy donor version. Subaru sold the Legacy SUS with an analogous concept to the Outback in the New England area of the United States, but derived from the sedan body model.
In 1998 or 1999, Subaru introduced a new generation model of Subaru Outback together with a corresponding Legacy in North America for 2000 model year vehicle. This Outback model acknowledged the name of the Legacy Lancaster in Japan. After much the similar formula as the original, the revised chain shared similar dimensions and mechanics, but with the shortened Subaru Outback name currently mentioned for most outside markets in Japan and Europe. An Outback car joined the wagon only for North America for the first time.
Subaru introduced one more redesigned model of the Subaru Outback in 2003 together with the new Legacy. This chain was delayed in North America pending January 2004 for the model year 2005. Similar to the two earlier generations, the 2003 updated model of the Subaru Outback adopted much the same plan as before. This included an Outback car, as well, in North America, only to be suspended in the middle through the lifespan of this generation. By holding the nameplate of the Legacy Outback that was used in Europe, these 2003 Subaru Outback models also sold the cessation of eschewal of Subaru of the Outback individuality for Japan.
The iteration debuted in 2009 in combination with the equivalent Legacy model, sold as the vehicles for the model year 2010 in North America. For this chain, European markets currently adopt the abbreviated name of the Subaru Outback.
In 2014, the Subaru Outback was redesigned all over the world for the model year 2015 with the fifth generation, still under the name Legacy Outback for the Japanese market. Particularly, the 2014 Subaru Outback model marked a transform in marketing plan for Subaru, and the Subaru Legacy turned into become sedan only, and the Subaru Outback became wagon only, hence, bringing better product discrimination between the two mock-up lines. The two vehicles continue basically associated with differences restricted to the change in their body style, trim and in ground clearance.