Outback features redesigned front bumper, grille, headlights, wing mirrors and wheel patterns.
And there are exciting technical changes too: front and side view monitors on premium variants ensure the updated look is matched with the latest technology, including the new generation touchscreen audio unit.
The tablet-type central display features Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto technology.
The third generation EyeSight® Driver Assist system adds Lane Keep Assist.
Stylish cabin changes are made to the steering wheel, air conditioning panel and vents, and stitching is added to the instrument panel, adding to the high quality finish.
The 2.5-litre engine, suspension and transmission are refined for greater response, efficiency and driving pleasure too.
Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, said: “Outback sold 11,340 in 2017 and has been a consistent best-seller for us in the current generation, so we think the latest long list of refinements will only add to its appeal in the SUV space.
“The upgrades across every key area underline our commitment to value for our customers, together with the durability, engineering and, of course, safety, for which Subaru is renowned.”
As with the entire Subaru range, Outback maintains a five-star rating for occupant safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).