Subaru Outback XT Turbocharged performance version coming in 2023

Subaru Outback gets a WRX version

Subaru Outback XT is now a reality, with Subaru Australia Managing Director Blair Read announcing it at the recent WRX launch. Production will start in the last quarter of  2022 with first deliveries in first qtr. 2023.

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With buyers long wanting a performance version of both the Outback and Forester.

The WRX engine and hopefully the Subaru Performance Transmission with drive mode select (as seen in the tS versions of the WRX) will have buyers drooling at what will be.


2022 Subaru WRX AWD 2.4l turbo engine

The WRX engine is a turbocharged 2.4-litre, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine. This delivers power 202 kW @ 5,600rpm and Torque of 350 Nm from 2,000 – 5,200rpm.

It provides an engaging driving experience with a low and wide delivery of torque.

The Subaru Performance Transmission is the best way to maximise the performance of the boxer engine.

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Buyers might also see the Outback Wilderness version in the near future. Perhaps a XT Forester version, or even a Forester Wilderness. Subaru sources wouldn’t confirm any of these.

Subaru Solterra sneak preview 2022

However at least we will see not only the Solterra EV SUV, but the performance XT Outback and that’s a good thing.

Subaru will confirm final pricing and specification details closer to the release date.

It was also confirmed that the XT will be an addition to the existing outback range.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.