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2013 Subaru Liberty ‘Outback sedan’ unveiled at Beijing show

Subaru has unveiled a new 2013 Subaru Liberty variant at the 2012 Beijing Auto Exhibition in China. The model showcases new panels and bumper bars, and raised suspension.

Featuring jumped up suspension – by 60mm over the normal Liberty sedan – the new variant joins Subaru’s growing range of raised up models, including the Outback, and the new Subaru XV.

Inside, there’s revised details, such as a black metal-like centre panel and central fascia, with the SI-Drive and electric handbrake relocated for improved ergonomics. Nick Senior, managing director at Subaru Australia, recently said,

“This new Liberty variant will be ideal for Australian roads, where we have a huge percentage of unsealed surfaces and the extra ride height adds to its capability in regional and rural areas.”

Senior also said that a number of revisions showcased on the special variant will appear on the upcoming MY2013 Liberty range. He said the new range will go on sale in Australia during the third quarter of this year.

The unique raised up 2013 Subaru Liberty also features 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome trimmings, and will be available in both 2.5-litre flat-four and 3.6-litre flat six engine trims.

Prices and an official market entry date is yet to be finalised.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.