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CHANGES are on the way for Subaru's heavy duty all-wheel-drive Outback estate car which is getting a subtle redesign and extra kit at no extra cost.

The Japanese car maker's award-winning EyeSight safety system is being fitted to the latest models and now includes extra forward facing cameras to help when manoeuvring in tight spaces.

There's also some styling updates with the latest versions of the Outback getting a new look grille, front bumper, door mirrors and adaptive headlamps which link the direction of the beam to the steering.

Prices remain at £29,995 for the SE model rising to £33,010 for the top range SE Premium version and the Outback is still powered by a 2.5-litre 175ps Boxer engine with an official fuel return of 38.7mpg. Emissions are 166g/km.

Interior changes see a larger eight-inch touchscreen display incorporated in the dash on SE Premium cars which is now compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.

The EyeSight set up is an image-based detection system which includes automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Two extra cameras are being fitted to the latest Outback, one on the grille to give a 180-degree view in front of the car and a second at the base of the passenger-side door mirror to display the area to the nearside.

Images highlighting what would normally be in the driver's blind spot are displayed on the touchscreen.

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