Vw­does Out­back

The Ger­man maker is go­ing af­ter Subaru on its pop­u­lar SUV turf

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Car News -

sim­i­lar in style to the lat­est Skoda Yeti from Volk­swa­gen Group, asvw­con­tin­ues work on a se­ries of cross­over cars based on the Up and Polo.

Volk­swa­gen will have a cou­ple of big ad­van­tages over Subaru with its new­comer, as it has an au­to­matic trans­mis­sion to trump its ri­val’s CVT sys­tem and can sup­ply a diesel en­gine with more than just the man­ual shift in the Out­back. It could also have more cabin space and stan­dard lux­ury.

But Volk­swa­gen is un­likely to chal­lenge the pric­etag of the Out­back, which starts at $38,490 with a 2.5-litre petrol en­gine. Its start­ing sticker is likely to be in the mid-$40,000 range, ris­ing sharply to $60,000 for a fully equipped car.

On track: Could avw­pas­sat off-roader look some­thing like Skoda’s nuggety Scout?

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