2013 Subaru Liberty Exiga Adds Seventh Seat For Australia

TMR Team | Apr 16, 2012

Subaru's Australian-delivered Liberty Exiga wagon will pick up an extra pew for the 2013 model year, increasing passenger space to seven seats.

That seventh spot has been offered in Japan since the Exiga's debut, but with only a lap-belt fitted, Subaru Australia left the seat out rather than risk the brand's 5-Star safety record.

Now, with a full lap-sash belt newly added, Subaru Australia will offer the extra seat as standard equipment from July, making the Exiga more competitive in the people-moving segment.

"Ever since we launched Exiga we’ve had feedback that people loved the size and flexibility of the cabin, but some felt a seventh seat would be the icing on the cake, so that’s exactly what Fuji Heavy Industries have now delivered," Subaru Australia boss Nick Senior said.

Exiga Premium variants will also pick up a new 17-inch wheel design, along with restyled door mirrors.

In January, the 2012 Exiga gained a reversing camera, dusk-sensing headlights, USB and Aux connectivity, and steering-mounted controls for Bluetooth calling and audio streaming.

The Exiga remains otherwise unchanged, with power provided by Subaru's 123kW/229Nm 2.5 litre EJ25 boxer engine, paired to a Lineartronic CVT automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.

Fuel economy is listed at 8.6 l/100km, emitting 202g/km of CO2.

Pictured: 2012 model-year Exiga.

Filed under: wagon, Subaru, 2012, Exiga, Subaru Liberty Exiga, Liberty Exiga, awd, subaru exiga, automatic, News, CVT, people mover, family, 4cyl, 5door, 7seat, available

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  • Poisson says,
    4 years ago
    Is anybody actually buying these things? I can't recall ever seeing one on the road...
  • Roger says,
    4 years ago
    I have seen them, but they charge way too much for a decent engine. An atmo 4 cylinder is not good enough, and the 6 costs a bucket load when it should be the mainstream.
  • Ward Paterson says,
    4 years ago
    Puke........ Beer can design again??
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    4 years ago
    Have to say when I saw one of these it looked like a grey import directly from Japan as with the many Nissan Stagea station wagons and Toyota Alphards that I see here in my suburb.
  • Smart us says,
    4 years ago
    well... uglier the better is the trend in subaru designer department... i bet they must be laughing... like "i draw this crappy headlights.. lets see how many morons buy it... yeah there are still some morons" bleh
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