7 Sep 2018
Subaru’s Liberty medium sedan was given the same mid-model upgrades as its closely-related Outback SUV sibling in February 2018.
All variants were treated to cosmetic tweaks to the grille, bumpers, headlights and external mirrors, as well as a bigger in-dash infotainment screen – 6.5-inch in Liberty 2.5 and 8.0-inch in upper variants – which was updated with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and better voice recognition.
The four-cylinder variants benefited from a range of refinements to the 2.5-litre boxer petrol engine, including lighter internal components, changed ignition timing and friction reduction measures to improve driveability, and improved fuel consumption (by 3.0 per cent).
The premium variants got LED headlights with steering response and adaptive high beam, as well as side- and front-view monitors.
All Liberty variants got LED daytime running lights within the headlight cluster.