Subaru Announces Pricing on 2001 Model Year Outback and Legacy

29 June 2000

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc., a pioneer of crossover 
all-wheel drive vehicles designed for the active lifestyle, announced today 
the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the 2001 model year Outback 
and Legacy models.  For '01, Subaru introduces two new flagship models, 
Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition and Outback H6-3.0 VDC, offering luxurious 
appointments and enhanced levels of power and performance.

    The 2001 MY Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition and Outback H6-3.0 VDC are
both powered by an all-new 212 horsepower, DOHC 24 valve horizontally opposed,
high output six-cylinder engine mated to the Subaru four-speed electronic
automatic transmission (4EAT).  The H6-3.0 powerplant features an aluminum
block, four valves per cylinder and produces 30 percent more power and torque
than the 2.5 liter H4.  The new engine is compact, and designed to fit into
the existing four-cylinder body structure without any major modifications.
Both H6-3.0 powered Outback models also receive new design alloy wheels, a
mahogany wood and leather steering wheel designed by Momo, automatic climate
control, an eight-way driver's power seat and a convenient rear seat center
arm rest.  Other standard features include a leather-trimmed interior, ambient
temperature gauge, dual mode digital trip odometer and dual power moonroofs.


    Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition -- "Our new marketing partnership"

    This special edition Outback is the centerpiece of an exciting new
marketing agreement with L.L.Bean, the premier leader of outdoor lifestyle
clothing and equipment.  The agreement creates the first-ever automobile
partnership for L.L.Bean and the first outfitter relationship for Subaru of
America.  Outback L.L.Bean Edition features standard convenience items
including a keyless entry and security system, an auto-dimming rearview
compass mirror and a cabin air filtration system.  Additionally, passengers
are treated to a host of luxurious appointments including additional wood
grain patterned door switch trim, L.L.Bean embroidered floor mats, L.L.Bean
embossed front seats and two tone leather-trimmed seats, front and rear.
Supplementing the new H6-3.0 boxer engine, Outback L.L.Bean Edition comes
standard with the active all-wheel drive system currently used in other
automatic transmission-equipped Subaru models.  Subaru is pleased to have this
model covered under an exclusive L.L.Bean Carefree Performance Protection
package, providing a near hassle free ownership experience.


    Outback H6-3.0 VDC -- "The ultimate in AWD handling and control"

    Outback H6-3.0 VDC incorporates a new, intelligent Subaru All-Wheel
Driving System.  This system provides unparalleled traction and stability
utilizing Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), working in conjunction with the
Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive.  When oversteer or
understeer threatens vehicle directional stability, the VDC system reacts
automatically, calculating the desired direction and making adjustments to
help the driver maintain control.  Complementing the impressive list of
features is the standard McIntosh premium audio sound system, providing a
maximum power output of 200 watts through 11 speakers in 7 locations including
a power amplifier.  Developed exclusively for Subaru, it is the U.S. market's
first factory vehicle installation of a McIntosh stereo system.


    Outback and Outback Limited

    The successful Subaru Outback continues to set the standard for car-based
SUVs in the 2001 model year.  Available in wagon and sedan variants, all 2001
model year Outback models benefit from a viscous limited slip rear
differential and larger front 11.4-inch ventilated disc brakes with twin
piston calipers.  Inside the cabin, an ambient temperature gauge, dual mode
digital trip odometer and front seat back net pockets have also been added as
standard equipment.  Outback models receive dual illuminated vanity mirrors
and all wagon models receive a fixed intermittent rear window wiper.  Beige as
well as gray leather interior surfaces are now available on Outback Limited
Sedan.  Outback Limited Sedan MSRP price increase is just $100 and Outback
Wagon and Outback Limited Wagon models carry a $200 MSRP increase.


    Legacy GT Limited, GT and L

    The value-driven Legacy L models have been upgraded to include an ambient
temperature gauge, dual mode digital trip odometer, and in the wagons, a fixed
intermittent rear wiper with washer for added convenience.  For the 2001 model
year, Legacy GT sedans and wagons feature a power moon roof (dual moon roof
for wagons), 6-way power seat, limited slip rear differential, multi-reflector
halogen fog lights, and in-glass antenna.  The GT features carry over from
last year.  The MSRP increase of only $100 on the 2001 Legacy GT and L models
further strengthens the Subaru tradition of value and price position in this
competitive segment.


    Brighton models have been discontinued from the 2001 MY Legacy line-up.

    All 2001 MY Subaru vehicles comply with Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
standards and are certified for sale in all 50 states.  Additionally, all
2001 models feature the peace of mind of standard 24-hour roadside assistance.

    Destination and delivery charges remain at $495 for all vehicles (except
in Alaska, $685).


                              SUBARU OUTBACK AND LEGACY
                2001 MY MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES
                        (Current as of June 19, 2000)

    Legacy Sedans                                          2001 MY MSRP*

    L MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                          $19,295
    L 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                         $20,095
    GT MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                         $22,895
    GT 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                        $23,695
    GT Limited MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                 $24,395
    GT Limited 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                $25,195

    Legacy Wagons

    L MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                          $19,995
    L 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                         $20,795
    GT MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                         $23,795
    GT 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                        $24,595

    *The destination and delivery fee is $495 on all models except in Alaska
($685).  Prices shown do not include destination and delivery charges,
licenses and state or local taxes.


    Outback Sedan & Wagons                                 2001 MY MSRP*

    Outback Limited Sedan 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                     $25,995
    Outback MT5 (2.5L) AWD                                    $22,895
    Outback 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                                   $23,695
    Outback MT5 (2.5L) AWD w/Integrated Child Safety Seat     $23,095
    Outback 4EAT (2.5L) AWD w/Integrated Child Safety Seat    $23,895
    Outback w/All-Weather Pkg. MT5 (2.5L) AWD                 $23,395
    Outback w/All-Weather Pkg. 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                $24,195
    Outback w/All-Weather Pkg. MT5 (2.5L) AWD
     w/Integrated Child Safety Seat                           $23,595
    Outback w/All-Weather Pkg. 4EAT (2.5L) AWD
     w/Integrated Child Safety Seat                           $24,395
    Outback Limited MT5 (2.5L) AWD                            $26,295
    Outback Limited 4EAT (2.5L) AWD                           $27,095
    Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition AWD                       $29,495
    Outback H6-3.0 VDC AWD                                    $31,895

    *The destination and delivery fee is $495 on all models except in Alaska
($685).  Prices shown do not include destination and delivery, licenses and
state or local taxes.

    Options                                                 2001 MY MSRP*

    4-Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission (4EAT)             $800
        -- Standard on Outback Limited Sedan, Outback H6-3.0
            L.L.Bean Edition, and Outback H6-3.0 VDC.

        -- Available on L, GT, GT Limited, Outback, Outback
            w/All Weather Pkg. and Outback Limited models

    All-Weather Package                                          $500
    (Includes dual mode heated front seats, heated exterior
     mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer)

        -- Standard on Outback Limited Sedan, Outback Limited Wagon,
            Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition and Outback H6-3.0 VDC.

        -- Available on Outback Wagon models

    



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