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New Subaru Outback Breaks Cover In Cool Grey Khaki But You Can't Get One

How would you like a Cool Grey Khaki 2020 Subaru Outback? The cool color is available now in Japan but U.S. customers can’t touch.

Subaru just announced a new Cool Grey Khaki Subaru Outback but U.S. customers can only look and not touch. This one is for Japan customers only and will not be making it to U.S. shores. Subaru of America announced the new 2020 Outback and unfortunately, it only comes in conservative colors.

The current model top-selling Outback colors are Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, and Crystal Black Silica. The other colors for the 2020 Outback model change are Autumn Green Metallic, Abyss Blue Pearl, Cinnamon Brown Pearl, and Magnetite Gray Metallic.

Subaru Outback in Cool Grey Khaki

Subaru knows who their demographic is for their flagship model and the Japanese automaker doesn’t want to do anything that will mess up its formula for success. But there are some customers who want new colors on that exterior besides Wilderness Green Metallic. So why not any cool colors?

Crosstrek gets "Cool Gray Khaki” and it’s going over big with a younger generation who are the biggest demographic buying the new crossover. Because Crosstrek attacks a younger buyer, older Outback lovers get left out of the fun colors. One of our readers told us, “Outback needs cooler color choices, instead of the boring colors they offer! It needs an orange!”

Japan-spec Subaru Outback

Outback fans would like new fun colors like the new-generation Crosstrek with "Sunshine Orange” and the new "Cool Gray Khaki," a shade that can also look a light shade of blue depending on the light. Subaru knows the Outback SUV/Crossover typically attracts an older demographic so the Japanese automaker must think they won’t buy them here in America.

Maybe Subaru Corporation is testing the more contemporary color on Outback in Japan first to see how it sells before they commit to it in North America. We think U.S. customers would buy more of the Cool Gray Khaki or Sunshine Orange than executives at corporate think. So if you would like to see new colors on the newly-redesigned 2020 Outback, leave us your comment below and tell Subaru what new colors you’d like to see.

The new sixth-generation 2020 Subaru Outback begins arriving in dealer showrooms this month. Subaru of America builds it at their U.S. plant in Lafayette, Indiana for North America customers, but you won’t see the new SUV wrapped in Cool Grey Khaki.

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What new colors would like to see on the 2020 Subaru Outback?
I was planning on buying the Limited trim in 2020 but only if I can get it in Red exterior and blond interior. If they don't offer same color options as 2019 model, I will buy another brand vehicle.
Same here. We have had four Outbacks that were red with the ivory interior. For 2020 it’s black only. The Subaru needs to offer the gray interior with the red as well as other exterior colors. Much more low maintenance. They offer it in the Forester across the board. Why not the Outback? Might be time to look elsewhere. Subaru is good at a lot of things, but listening and being responsive isn’t one of them.
Replace Cinnamon Brown w/ Desert Khaki from the prev. generation Crosstrek. Just because Cool Gray is a thing now does not mean Desert Khaki should have ever gone away to begin with. Attract a younger demographic to Outback and get rid of that brown... please.
I’m considering going from my desert khaki cross trek to a 2020 Outback. However I’m not thrilled about the exterior color choices. Especially not fond of the cinnamon. Trade it out for desert khaki. Give us more hip color choices.
Hey, I for one LIKE brown!
I'd like to see the color CEMENT gray like on my brand new Toyota Tacoma pickup.I'm 67yrs old and have bought 4 subaru outbacks, but I'm thinking about something else for 2020 because I'm sick of their colors.
If you can't bring all colors to the USA then keep your Subarus in Japan. Not bringing Cool Grey Khaki to the US market is ridiculous . Make your money in Japan with your special Japan colors.Turned off now from looking/purchasing Subaru vehicles.
I think that all Subaru models should be available in any of their offered colors at the buyers choice. Will they listen? I have been trying to get Subaru to reestablish a dealership in Stuart, Florida for years now and all I get is crickets. BTW we have a 2016 Outback in Wilderness Green.
I would love to see the Outback in Crystal Maroon and the new color only available inJapan. Bring it!
Like that Crosstrek Orange! Let’s have a Yellow! Any color from the inside of a trix box is enough color for me:)
Would like to see the green from the 2012 Outback return. The present greens are atrocious. Subaru needs to introduce better colors for the Outback
I have been buying Subarus since 1976 and they need to do better with their exterior colors. I am thinking at looking elsewhere for a new 2020 car. Nothing exciting this year. Love the Cool Grey look.
Ones that are not recslled. "...70 percent of new Subaru vehicles are now the object of recalls or service campaigns within two years of being purchased, noting that the “permissible limit” should be 10 percent." Thetruthaboutcars.
I'm considering an Outback Touring, with brown leather interior. I'd like to Britishize it with 29W Dark Green paint. No news yet...or maybe ever.
Would certainly buy the 2020 Subaru Outback if it came in cool khaki color & I am 74 years old. Best color out there. Need to persuade Subaru to come out with this color. Thanks.
I love the cool gray khaki on the crosstrek. I would love to see it on the outback in the near future!❤
I absolutely love the Cool Gray Khaki color and want to see it on the Forester. So disappointed I can't get one in that color.
We currently have a bright yellow Ford Escape and were hoping for an exciting color (yellow or orange) for the new 2020 Outback we want to buy this fall. Yes we are an older demographic but we still want a cool color!
Yes, sportier colors please!
I would love to see some new colors in the Outback. Just purchased a 2019, will be trading every year. Let's get with it Subaru...
How about a pearlized cream, cafe au lait, darkened red. Interior colors I’d love are a true saddle tan, dark brown, midrange gray, taupe with cream accents. Come on SOA, not everyone buying an Outback is going to dragging mud into it daily.
I would like to see the same coloring offerings as the Crosstrek. I especially like the Cool grey Khaki or sunshine orange. Even us boring older (39) buyers like the fun colors!! I think that the fun colors would sell very well on the Outback!
No Manual transmission = No Subaru Outback!
Tired of the Five Shades of Grey approach to colours. Subaru should hire the Massey-Ferguson (yes, the farm equipment company) designer and get some bright reds, and yellows, as options. My favourite car was my bright yellow VW Dasher (platform shared with Audi Fox) in the mid 70s. I’m over 70 and I’ll wait until an interesting colour comes along before trading in my red Outback.
We had to settle for cinnimon brown pearl on our 2020 outback we ordered.but would love to get some kind of a deep copper or gold color.
I'm 54 and own an Inferno Tacoma, and as a matter of fact, most inferno owners I knlw are older. A lot of Americans like fun, different colors. We are eventually going to replace our 5 series BMW with an Outback, and would love to have it in cool Grey Khaki.
How come Subaru only allows most interesting colors on the Crosstrek. I have a Crosstrek in Desert Khaki (now, sadly, discontinued) and if I were to buy a new Crosstrek I'd take the Cool Grey Khaki in a heartbeat. Both of those colors have interesting transitions from sunlight to shade. But it appears, at least for the U.S. market, Subuaru wants to field Outbacks, Legacys, Ascents, and Foresters mostly in old fogy colors. Come on Subaru -- give the people at least one fun color.
A lot of Outback customers are Baby Boomers who were brought up on Bright colors like yellows, oranges and Bright Greens, just like Crosstrek Colors.
I mean, the poop brown color is cool! Who would want hip colors on a cool, functional, perfect for a family with young kids car. Not me! /sarcasm.............