2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
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Leaked - New Subaru Outback And Forester Outdoor Themed Models Are Coming Next

2022 Subaru Outback and Forester outdoor-themed models are next on Subaru’s timeline to be released. See when they are coming and what they are about.

We have heard from sources close to Subaru, new 2022 Subaru Forester and Outback outdoor-themed models are in the works. The information was leaked recently and reveals the new models will begin production spring of 2021.

If reports are accurate, the new models will be called Wilderness Edition. The Forester and Outback will be the first models to get the “Subaru Wilderness” badge, and Crosstrek will follow a year later.

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
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We are speculating the new Forester, and Outback Wilderness Edition models will feature larger off-road wheels, all-terrain tires, and a lift kit for extra ground clearance for more extreme off-road pursuits.

The new “Subaru Wilderness” badge will likely be more than an appearance package. Don’t be surprised if the new outdoor-themed models also come with hood light brackets with LED lights and skid plates covering the oil pan and rear differential.

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
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Subaru could also outfit the Forester and Outback Wilderness Editions with a top cargo basket to carry a rooftop tent and a front bumper guard for protection against rocks and tall brush on the trail.

These additions will be a compliment to Forester and Outback’s dual-function X-Mode that offers far more traction in the dirt, mud, snow, and extreme off-road situations. The off-pavement feature now comes standard on the 2021 Crosstrek Sport and Limited trims with the 2.5-liter Boxer engine.

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
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The 2021 Subaru Forester and Outback have long been models in the Subaru stable used by active individuals who take the SUVs on back-country adventures to go hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, kayaking, and camping.

Subaru already infused the new Forester Sport and Outback Onyx Edition XT with a more outdoor attitude and the spirit that made the Japanese automaker the niche all-wheel-drive brand.

Subaru has been perfecting its Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, and the next logical step is to offer new adventure-themed models. The new 2022 Subaru Forester and Outback Wilderness Edition models will keep the focus on outdoor recreation. Stay tuned.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Since I am not an offroad guy, not much to interest me. I would rather have the Touring model made a bit more luxurious and perhaps improve engine and handling performance. I use it just like we used to use our GM station wagons. Family vehicle.
Here in Colorado, Subaru's largest market in America, dealers have been offering aftermarket lift kits, BFG KO2 tires, upgraded shocks, and trail armor for years, and it's quite popular. No wonder Subaru wants in on that revenue stream.
I own a 2016 Outback
When is Subaru planning to upgrade the front suspenion for the Outback 2.5 motor for a better ride?