SPY PICS: Subaru’s next-generation Outback snapped

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And 2015 model year Liberty sedan will incorporate coupe-style roofline.

Last month we brought you spy photos of Subaru’s next generation Liberty wagon.

Now, the sedan version gets an airing in these fuzzy, snapped-in-Europe  Automedia photos that provide some clues about rear-end styling, as well as a more indicative look at the front end.

The grille shows horizontal bars with an attached Subaru logo, and the arched, coupe-style side window lines also look pretty clear, although the taillight shapes can only be guessed at. The car appears to have a similar high-rumped look to the current model.

Indications are that the next Subaru Liberty will be distinctly evolutionary, with similar overall proportions to the current car although the location of the door handles on the test mule – located a lot lower in the front doors than the back and seemingly out of synch with the lower window lines – is a little puzzling. Maybe there’s more to come from the next round of spy pix.

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As reported previously, the next Liberty is expected to be available with a version of the current 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, along with the choice of six-speed manual or CVT transmissions. The 2.0-litre turbo engine seen in the current Forester is also expected to appear in the GT version of the next Liberty.

The new generation Liberty is anticipated to see the light of day in late 2014 as a 2015 model.

Automedia also managed to capture long-lens pics of what is clearly the Outback version of the next Liberty wagon, complete with high-riding stance, brawny front and rear bumpers and substantial roof rails. The Outback could be reasonably expected to launch around the same time as sedan and regular wagon versions of the next Liberty.

– with Automedia
From www.motoring.com.au

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