A comprehensive list of refinements to Subaru?’s ultra-safe All-Wheel Drive 2007 Liberty range includes the debut of the revolutionary Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) system.
The expanded range includes reintroduction of the sporty GT, featuring a new award-winning turbocharged 2.5 litre horizontally opposed boxer engine.
The Model Year 2007 versions will be on sale Friday 8th September.
With improved torque, it is now capable of regular running on 95RON fuel.
New to the range are Liberty GT spec.B sedans and wagons, offering even greater choice of premium variants.
The SI-Drive system introduced on all turbocharged and 3.0 litre Libertys, offers optimum drivability and power delivery across the operating range, whether seeking a frugal drive, outstanding performance or in day-to-day traffic.
Pricing of some Libertys has decreased as much as 3.8 per cent while entry-level models remain unchanged.
On range-topping GT and 3.0R spec.B variants, customers can now take pricing out of the equation on transmission choice ?– six-speed manual and five-speed Sportshift automatic versions are priced identically.
Sporting an exciting new look, Liberty introduces a wide range of innovations including:
All new Libertys retain their outstanding independent five star crashworthiness rating for occupant safety, from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: ?“This is our most comprehensive Liberty range ever.
?“We are delighted to reintroduce Liberty GT with a bigger, and more refined award-winning engine and also add the option of a spec.B version, which has proved such a success in 3.0 litre guise.
?“SI-Drive is a fantastic Subaru initiative that enables our customers to get the very best out of their driving, right across the operating range. It?’s like having the advantage of three engines in one.
?“Once again, engineers from Fuji Heavy Industries spent many days testing all this new technology in a variety of Australian conditions, ensuring suitability for our market.?”
He added: ?“We have a great pricing story too ?– there is no change on entry level models, while pricing is reduced by up to 3.8 per cent on 2.5i variants.
?“With both GT and 3.0R spec. B variants, we?’ve simplified pricing by making the manual and Sportshift automatic versions the same price, so customers can choose purely on the basis of transmission preference.
?“There?’s also a much more linear progression through pricing of the entire range, bringing aspirational models within reach of customers who may have previously found the margin too great.?”