A Closer Look at the All-New 2015 Subaru Outback

Subaru unveiled its all-new Outback in New York, and the Motley Fool was on-hand for a close look.

Apr 29, 2014 at 1:15PM


Subaru U.S. chief Thomas Doll and Fuji Heavy Industries CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga presented the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback to the media in New York. Photo credit: Subaru 

The New York International Auto Show is a major stop on the world's auto show circuit. Like so much else in New York, it's big, it's loud, and it's one of the industry's highest-profile stages.

The Motley Fool's Rex Moore and John Rosevear were in New York last week for the two days devoted to events for the world's automotive and financial media -- and they've captured the highlights to share with you through the magic of video.

One of the highlights of the second day of the New York show was the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback. As we've noted elsewhere, this is a hugely important product for Subaru and its parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries (NASDAQOTH:FUJIY) -- so important that Fuji Heavy's CEO, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, came all the way from Japan to address the media at the event.

As global automakers go, Subaru is smaller than most. But it has a fiercely loyal following, for good reasons, and that following -- and Subaru's profits -- have been growing in recent quarters. The U.S. is far and away Subaru's most important market, and the all-new Outback, which will be built in Indiana, is arguably the company's most important product. 

John and Rex filed this video report right from Subaru's stand at the New York show. As you'll hear them say in the video, the 2015 Outback may be all-new, but Subaru was careful not to mess with the Outback's winning formula. Take a closer look with us, and then scroll down to leave a comment with your thoughts on Subaru's new wagon.

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