Subaru has launched its stylish sixth generation All-Wheel Drive Liberty, with a long menu of luxury medium car features that will grip its audience.

Twenty five years after its Australian debut, Liberty offers outstanding packaging in a premium, high-strength body.

Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles, says new Liberty is a grand touring car, offering an ideal combination of comfort, safety and sporty high-quality road performance - regardless of weather or road conditions, thanks to its AWD ability.

Amazingly, despite an impressive list of new technology and sophistication, new Liberty variants are priced at up to 25 per cent less than the superseded car.

Along with Outback, it is also the safest ever Subaru - achieving a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), with a total score of 35.99 out of a maximum possible 37. 

Every new Liberty variant is also equipped with the award-winning EyeSight® driver assist system, which can help avoid accidents or reduce impact.

All Libertys are more efficient too - 2.5-litre variants have reduced fuel consumption by 7.6 per cent in the combined cycle and emissions by 8.2 per cent, while 3.6-litre variants are 3.9 per cent more efficient in the combined cycle and have 5.0 per cent lower emissions.

Fuel efficiency is also aided by a 10 per cent improvement in aerodynamic performance.

Great visibility and cavernous cabin space combine with world-class safety and a classy sculptured body, to inspire confidence at ever level.

Among the Liberty headlines: 

  • Sophisticated, stylish new exterior - great on-road presence
  • Premium interior excellence - huge focus on detail quality, tactile surfaces, switchgear, space, quietness and comfort
  • Active grille shutter - innovative feature that aids fuel efficiency and aerodynamic performance on Liberty 2.5i variants
  • Efficiency - economy and CO2 enhanced in both engine options
    • Introduction of fuel-saving Automatic Stop Start on 2.5i variants
    •  Aerodynamic performance improved 10 per cent
  • All-new infotainment - new level of onboard information and entertainment
    • Speech recognition across wide range of key functions
  • New generation EyeSight® - new driver-assist features
    • Brake light recognition
    • Pre-Collision Steering Assist
    • Distance and wide angle range improved approximately 40 per cent  
  • Boot volume increased - up 17 litres to 493 litres
  • Gearbox refinements - efficient Lineartronicâ„¢ CVT debuts on 3.6 litre models and further refined for other variants
    • All Liberty CVTs are enhanced for less noise and even better response.
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive advantage - the legendary stability, agility and safety of Symmetrical AWD is refined even further

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: "After 25 years Liberty is reinvigorated with technology that hadn't even been thought of in 1989.

"Overlay that with wonderful Japanese build quality and design, including premium soft-touch interior trim and new Liberty promises to shine bright as a star in the Subaru constellation.

"The new infotainment system is a massive shift in Liberty to fully interactive technology. It takes both the driver and passenger experience to a whole new level in a Subaru."

He added: "Other clever innovation includes the active grille shutter, which improves aerodynamic performance and, in turn, fuel efficiency.

"The cabin is more spacious than ever before, while also creating a positively premium ambience, thanks to microscopic attention to detail with everything from the high quality of the soft-touch plastics to the solid feel of switchgear and low noise levels, thanks to strategic placement of insulation.   

"Liberty is again underpinned by All-Wheel Drive, underlining Subaru's long-term safety commitment, which is reflected in the outstanding five-star rating for occupant safety from the respected Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Along with new Liberty, Outback shares the best-ever ANCAP tally for a Subaru of 35.99.

Mr Senior continued: "The new generation EyeSight driver assist system is also clear proof of superlative safety credentials. It adds new features that can help reduce fatigue and the likelihood, or severity, of collision."

For the first time in a Subaru, the refined six-cylinder horizontally-opposed Boxer engine is mated to the efficient new-generation Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), producing great response and better fuel efficiency.

Mr Senior predicts sales of around 150 Libertys per month.

Every new Subaru is eligible for the Capped Price Servicing program, which applies throughout the vehicles lifetime - not just the three-year warranty period. It includes all items required as part of the standard scheduled service, as set out in the Maintenance Schedule of Subaru's Warranty and Service Handbooks. These include labour, genuine parts, factory specified oils and fluids, and even the environmental levy and supplies charge, which includes items such as oil and waste recycling.



Liberty's high quality interior trim passes the soft-touch test and spares no detail, combining the spacious comfort, feel and utility normally associated with a premium passenger car.

Expanded boot space, ease of entry and superior ride quality are also achieved, while the advanced infotainment offers intuitive operation of a wide variety of media.

Overall cabin room is expanded, including space between passengers, while in-cabin safety features are enhanced.

Moving the A-pillar base forward and door-mounting the side mirrors also creates a more open feel and improved visibility, while the wide dashboard adds to the wide body effect.

The driver's seat is designed to aid a sporty sense of excitement.

Close attention is paid to frequently touched parts and finishing details, as well as practicality, combining quality and function.

Space around occupants shoulders, elbows and hips, as well as the head and rear legroom are improved, while seats are expanded to ensure a relaxing, comfortable environment.

Seating positions are higher too, offering better visibility.


In addition to moving the A-pillar forward, front quarter windows are installed along with door-mounted side mirrors, reducing the blind spot created around the side mirrors, for increased forward visibility. This also allows the driver to see beyond turns when cornering, for safer driving. It also improves lighting, making the cabin feel more open.


The A-pillar base is moved forward 50 mm, putting more distance between driver and windscreen, for a spacious, open feel that exceeds the actual dimensions, while offering better visibility.


Quarter windows are installed in the A-pillar base. Introducing door-mounted side mirrors lessens the blind spot around the mirror and also increases the glass area.


The height and size of the instrument panel are designed to convey an open feel. The panel is lowered to improve visibility, while the design motif features straight lines, emphasizing width, while cutting central depth, ensuring ample forward space.


Distance between the front seats is expanded 10 mm, improving front seat comfort. In addition, 10 mm is shaved from the sash frame to create more headroom. Door trim structure is revised to expand space in the seated position. Shoulder room is up 42 mm, elbow room 43 mm and hip room 35 mm. The new generation EyeSight stereo camera cover has less intrusive overhang.


The distance between front and rear seats (tandem distance) is expanded 7 mm, improving rear seat comfort. Seat height is raised 10 mm, achieving natural and comfortable seating. Front seat slide rails are altered to secure an extra 30 mm in rear legroom, for more comfort. Door trim structure is revised to expand space in the seated position.


Liberty has fold down rear seats, enabling full use of the combined, larger capacity, boot and passenger cabin as a wide cargo area. The fold-down function is activated by pushing the unlock buttons on the shoulder area of the seat backrest. Boot volume is increased by 17 litres to 493 litres.


The factory-fitted satellite navigation and audio systems can be touch-operated in a similar way to smartphones and tablets, while the display and control systems of the air conditioner panel are also designed for easy visibility and use.

Other displays and switches are larger and easier to see - the driver's instrument cluster features two gauges and a large colour display in between.

The centre console between front seats includes a large storage tray with a lid.


There is the choice of a sporty black interior or a bright new ivory.

In the black interior, silver highlights are added as a base tone, creating a horizontal effect, with a firm, sporty and spacious feel.

In the ivory interior, a sporty, bright effect is achieved, with the lower doors finished in black, in consideration of dirt.

Entry-level Liberty 2.5i features an instrument panel with shimmering silver geometric grain, while range-topping variants 2.5i  Premium and 3.6R include high-quality glossy black, with a sophisticated pattern on a jet black background.

Bands of decorative stitching are added to seat edges, highlighting the high quality finish in all variants.

The standard-grade seat coverings are made of a plush woven material, with attractively elegant gloss and dark blue accents.

Range-topping cars feature a sophisticated, yet sturdy, mole weave. It is made of flocked mole thread, producing a high-quality look.

Leather trim seats in Liberty 2.5i Premium 3.6R create a high quality look through use of a new standard of leather, with a more supple texture.


A large wide and flat information display is located in the centre of the dashboard.

The head units have easy-to-understand display screens, with the larger size making it easier to see driving and fuel efficiency information. This is presented in a central, concentrated area, for instant understanding and convenience.

New features include a vehicle information display, which features a record of fuel efficiency history.

In Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R, the head unit display includes a vast array of easily accessible information including:

  • Multi-meter traveling information + driving conditions
    • Includes accelerator opening, oil temperature, VDC, travel time/average speed
  • Multi-meter fuel efficiency information + driving information
    • Includes average fuel efficiency A, B, cruising distance, instantaneous fuel efficiency /ODO fuel efficiency/interval fuel efficiency


The combination of dual gauges is divided by a colour LCD display, creating a strong image with easy visual recognition.

All Libertys have a 5-inch LCD display and blue ring illumination function, enhancing visibility and texture.

Functions are colour-coded for easy recognition - EyeSight warnings appear in red and when manual shift mode is selected on automatic models, orange is used.

During the "welcome" function and normal driving, drivers can customize using any of 10 colours as the ring colour.

When the driver enters the car and closes the door, the needles, ring lights, speakers and the LCD display operate.

The passenger and rear seatbelt reminders and airbag indicator are displayed in the overhead console, preventing them from becoming a driver distraction and also improving visibility from the rear seat.

The hazard light switch is moved from the middle of the centre panel to the top, for greater visibility.

The power mirror and mirror folding switches in Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R are located on the door trim, closer to the side mirrors.

The steering wheel is equipped with a multifunction button array for operating the navigation, audio, radio and other multimedia, without releasing the wheel. This allows for quick, direct operation, by pressing the cursor.

A second button is added to the active cruise control, for smoother use of the vehicle distance settings, which increase from three to four.

The toggle for active cruise control speed settings has a second level for finer, quicker speed settings. (Level 1: Adjusts speed by 1 km/h increments; Level 2: adjusts by 10 km/h increments).

The trip/reset switch is located below the instrument gauges for easier use.


"MAX A/C" easily activates quick cooling with a single switch. All variants are equipped with auto air conditioning, this sets temperature control to low, air volume to MAX, blow mode to VENT, fresh air/recirculate to RECIRCULATE, and A/C to ON. If the MAX A/C switch is pushed during this operation, the air-conditioner returns to the immediately preceding setting.

A temperature control dial enables quicker control.

The heater control panel can now also display the outside air temperature.


The front seat lumbar support mechanism includes a resin plate for a wider support area. Burden on the lower back during long drives is reduced, further improving comfort.

In addition to front headrest height adjustment, the angle can also be adjusted to one of five settings.

A band of decorative stitching is added to the top of the front and rear seat ridges, for a more luxurious finish, running up the seat cushion and backrest.

Seatback storage pockets are enclosed, and the width extended, improving usability.

Seat shape, body pressure distribution and other factors were quantified in both front and rear seat development to achieve ideal comfort - and safety.

In the rear, large saddle-shaped headrests improve passenger safety during rear collisions.

Cushion length is increased by 12 mm to 358 mm, width by 14 mm to 342 mm and backrest width by 9 mm to 330 mm.


Front seat heaters in Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R have three-level temperature control, located next to the heater controls, for easy visibility.

The capacity of the roof lining glasses case is increased, housing a pair of 70 mm-thick, sport-type sunglasses.

Models with factory-fitted SatNav and premium audio have two USB ports, allowing two connected devices to charge while listening to music.

A storage pocket with lid is added in front of the gear shifter. It contains a 12 V power outlet, USB port, AUX port and lighting, for increased utility.

The volume of the armrest cushion is increased to improve comfort. Console box volume is greater too. A middle tray is installed in the console, including a coin holder.

Switches located at the rear of the gear shifter, are for Electric Park Brake and Hill Hold, for easy usability.

EyeSight variants now have standard-sized sun visors, due to the smaller stereo cameras.

Map light lenses double as the on/off switch.

The A-pillar trim comprises tricot skin material, which is the same as the roof trim, enhancing the sense of quality.

The soft padding of the upper dashboard is slush-moulded, a process which is good for transcribing grains and reproducing detailed shapes.

The cushion layer used for the front part of the seats, console and door armrests improves texture and comfort.

Silver decorative frames are added to the side ventilation grilles, for a quality feel.

Interior door handle grips are made of slip-resistant material, while front door grips have blue LEDs inside, which activate when lights are turned on, or doors opened, improving occupant visibility.

The cloth portion of the door trim is also expanded.


Liberty offers advanced infotainment with intuitive operation of a multiple media.

The new wide and flat display is centrally located. The navigation and audio controls are intuitive, similar to smartphones and tablets. The screen is larger than a traditional multi-function display and positioned for easy viewing and access while driving.

The display offers summaries of relevant information on driving and fuel economy.

The new head unit has a visible, easy-to-use large LCD display, which has smartphone sensing and operational support.

There are summary displays of relevant information including:

  • Multi-meter driving system (driving info screen)
  • Multi-meter fuel economy (driving info screen)
  • Fuel economy history (multi-meter fuel economy info screen)

Operation is via an easy-to-understand and unified Graphical User Interface (GUI). It features touch panel operation (flick, pinch and double tap), similar to smartphones.

List selections (such as song list and phone directory) can be made via a steering wheel switch.

The system introduces speech recognition for phrases and dialog.

Range-topping Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R offer a raft of new features including Pandora connectivity and pinch (zoom in/out).

Liberty 3.6R adds 12-speaker harman kardon sound.

Entry level vehicles have a simple switch layout and a pressure-sensitive 6.2-inch touch panel for intuitive operation.

The "Home" and "Source" selection screens are newly created. Buttons are grouped as large icons, making the screens easy-to-understand.

On range-topping Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R, the factory-fitted SatNav screen is operated by pinching and double-tapping. The audio list and telephone directory are operated by flicking and sliding.

By pushing the "List Shortcut" steering switch, it is possible to jump to the audio list currently playing and to make selections with cross key operation, improving usability.

Sentence pattern speech recognition works across a wide range of functions including factory-fitted SatNav, telephone, audio and air conditioning.

In navigation, the destination can be set by continuously stating information, from house number to state name.

Hands-free telephone is made easy, through verbal command of numbers or contacts.

In audio, after song selection from an iPod using its title, the user can then choose a different album by the same artist.

Air-conditioner temperature settings can be changed by specifying a value directly.

Information from the navigation system or telephones needed during driving, is now conveniently displayed in a colour LCD located in the centre of the instrument cluster.


A six-speaker system features in Liberty 2.5i and 2.5i Premium and a 12-speaker system in Liberty 3.6R. All have distinct acoustic settings, ensuring optimum playback.

harman kardon GreenEdge technology is newly introduced in Liberty.

The speaker system is enhanced and acoustic performance improved, with high-range noise reduced.

The system offers high efficiency, with reduced heat generation and energy consumption.

This is achieved via a power amplifier and speakers that support GreenEdge, the latest in harman kardon technology, combined with Tracking Power Supply control.

Door speaker sub-woofer size is increased, strengthening the sense of power in low-pitched tones. An instrument panel centre speaker is added to improve sound image localization.

High-range "white noise" is reduced as the gain can be controlled on the amplifier side using volume data from the head unit.


The dynamic exterior offers both expressive body styling and functional safety protection.

Liberty has a stronger, more powerful design shape, promoting its stylish, distinctive and confident strengths.

Raised quarter panel shoulders and large diameter wheels produce sharper, muscular proportions.

The exterior fuses strength and agility, with dynamic side character lines.

To improve aerodynamic performance, Liberty's boot lid is optimized for height and rear shape.

Overall width is increased 60 mm to 1840 mm, while wheelbase remains unchanged at 2750 mm and height is reduces 5 mm to 1500 mm.


New Liberty features Subaru's classic hexagonal grille and hawk eye headlights that integrate with the body lines to produce a distinctive, stylish look.

The new nose cone design also offers greater protection in light collisions.

Rear LED combination lights draw on the hawk eye theme, underlining Liberty's integrated visual presence.

The silhouette displays elegant proportions and style, aided by the A-pillars moved forward and lower rear roofline, producing a smooth, flowing effect.

The shoulder line height adds to the solid yet sophisticated look.

Rear combination lights have more wrap-around, for a sharper design and are flat-shaped for a wider feel.


For Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R with keyless access, a touch sensor is installed in the driver's side door handle, eliminating the need to press the fob unlock button.

Attention to detail includes the front door "arm checker" that prevents abrupt opening when force is applied. It also means the opening action can easily be stopped.


The door hinge angles are tilted forward, producing greater opening, up 15 mm to 550 mm, for more space to enter or exit. Head clearance is also improved when the doors are half opened.


Wing mirrors are mounted on the front doors to reduce blind spots and increase the glass area. A benefit of this is wind noise reduction, by separating the car body and mirror. Cabin noise is also reduced via airtight windows. The mirrors are more aerodynamic and shaped for easy visibility, even in poor weather.


LED tail and stop lights are used, adding style and conserving power, which aids fuel efficiency. The sharper, flat design produces a wider feel, helped also by the lights being 20 mm lower, while wrap around is extended by 70 mm.


New alloy wheel designs are lightened for aerodynamic effect, to help fuel efficiency.


Models equipped with sunroofs have a 35 mm larger front-to-back opening, while the weight is reduced.


Aerodynamic performance is improved 10 per cent by increasing front windshield slope, lowering the roof rear, enlarging the rear spoiler, smoothing the shape of front and rear bumper corners and wheel air flaps; introducing new lighter wheel design shapes and enlarging and reshaping the body under cover.


  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Deep Sea Blue Pearl



Every Liberty has a horizontally opposed Boxer engine variant, each refined for even greater efficiency.

FHI engineers aim for Liberty to achieve good environmental performance in its mid-sized class.

Engine power is upped in 2.5i variants and made easier to handle, while the Lineartronic CVTs have new shift controls, offering the choice of step-less or step-shifting, for instant response.

The new controls offer an even better integration of smooth acceleration from launch to high speeds and a pleasant, linear ride.

RPM peaking is eliminated for light, quiet, pleasant acceleration.

The Liberty achieves impressive fuel economy in its class. Its environmental performance may even satisfy customers who previously dismissed AWD vehicles for fuel economy concerns.





2.5 normally aspirated

7.3 l/100 km, -7.6%

167, -8.2%


3.6 normally aspirated CVT

9.9 l/100 km, -3.9%

230, -5.0%



Liberty offers a more polished, higher quality ride.

Liberty's handling performance, predictable stability and refined comfort are elevated to a new level.

Body stability and chassis performance are improved, underpinned by the sure-footed benefits of symmetrical AWD.

Suppression of body roll, road surface bumps and road noise combines with great straight-line stability and predictable reactions, producing quick, linear handling and a comfortable, flat, quality ride.


Environmental performance is improved without spoiling driving excitement. This is achieved by drastically reducing friction in rotational parts and a lighter body, together with aerodynamic advances.

The new active grille shutter also helps improve fuel economy, while windscreen angle helps aerodynamic efficiency too, together with the raked roof rear end and large spoiler, plus lighter weight and aerodynamic wheels.


The active grille shutter on Liberty 2.5i variants is an innovative feature incorporated into the lower front air dam. It closes when driving to reduce resistance. It helps reduce friction and warms the engine faster when cold, increasing fuel efficiency. With the shutter open, negative pressure (air resistance) is generated. With the shutter closed, cool air reduces, to warm the engine up while also improving aerodynamic efficiency.


Automatic Stop-Start stops the engine when the vehicle is temporarily stopped at traffic lights and junctions, reducing fuel consumption when idling.


Projector-type headlights are combined with parabolic reflectors with inner lenses, for great light distribution. The LED headlight design in Liberty 2.5i Premium and 3.6R produces illumination performance compatible with the expanded field of view of the EyeSight stereo cameras.

The headlights instantly reach maximum output after being turned on, making the field of vision immediate - even when surroundings suddenly become dark, such as when entering a tunnel.

A new "Welcome Home Light" function turns the low beam lights on when occupants get in or out of the vehicle.

The use of LEDs and technology enabling a more compact/lightweight design has lowered weight by 0.3 kg per vehicle.


The visible area at night is expanded, so that obstacles and pedestrians can easily be spotted, while lessening driver fatigue.


Keyless entry with an "answer-back" feature means all doors can be locked and unlocked remotely. The car's security status can be identified from hazard lights flashing patterns.

The key fob is designed with metal decorations and a central Subaru logo ornament that doubles as door-opener switch.

There is also the option to use a five-digit PIN code to unlock the door, without carrying the access key. When registering the PIN code, the access key can be used to deactivate the "keyless access" and "start" feature. Deactivation allows the doors to be locked with the access key left inside the vehicle.


Two engine variants are available in Liberty.


Substantial improvements are made over the superseded FB25 engine, with emphasis on accessible, increased power in a practical range; nimble driving and mid to low-range torque, while meeting environmental needs.

It produces 129 Kilowatts of power at 5800 rpm and 235 Newtonmetres of torque at 4000 rpm. 

Significant changes around the intake, exhaust and combustion systems improve fuel economy.

New vibration and noise controls are also incorporated to improve quality, while reducing weight.


Base thickness is reduced from 3.5 mm to 3.2 mm for reduced weight, without affecting rigidity.


A new high-tumble intake port shape is used, improving fuel efficiency and power output.

Intake valve diameter is increased from 34 mm to 36 mm, expanding intake passage area. Valve pitch also increases from 39 mm to 41mm.

Valve position and intake ports of the Tumble Generator Valve (TGV) are reshaped to improve volumetric efficiency and strengthen intake tumble. This enhances volumetric efficiency in the high-torque range and combustion efficiency in low-torque range, producing high power and fuel efficiency.

The TGV is changed, from separate aluminium parts to a unified resin design, reducing the number of parts and weight.


Fuel efficiency is improved by optimizing the valve cracking temperature of the thermostat from 90 to 91.


The crown surface is raised, increasing the compression ratio from 10.0 to 10.3, for improved combustion efficiency, also improving fuel efficiency and power output.

The centre weight location and skirt shape are optimized to reduce vibration noise. Skirt coating is changed, reducing friction and improving fuel efficiency.

Top piston rings and oil rings have a coat of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) for improved wear resistance. By reducing tension and thereby friction, fuel efficiency is improved.


A mass is added to the left-hand exhaust cam sprocket, reducing noise from timing chain engagement.


The alternator's fixing method is changed, improving rigidity and reducing the resonant level of the accessory belt system. Pulley diameter is reduced from 55 mm to 52.5 mm, lessening the beat noise of the belt.


Along with intake and exhaust system changes, resonator and side branch shapes are optimized, reducing intake noise. Surface treatment is also changed, refining its appearance.


A dedicated circuit is set for cooling EGR gas and a separate high-efficiency cooler is adopted, increasing gas induction rate and combustion efficiency - improving fuel efficiency.


A new generation light ECU is used, equipped with a micro-controller, which allows for further environmental measures with advanced, precise control. Complying with requirements for Accelerator Control Systems, logic is added to cut fuel to all cylinders at vehicle speeds of at least 48 km/h when - and only when - the vehicle is in failure mode.


A new sensor measures the charging/discharging current, voltage, and temperature of the battery with greater precision, enabling more reliable management of the battery's charging status. The alternator's electric power generation is controlled based on measurement data, managing the battery's charging state.


The manifold collector is changed, shrinking the surface area. This reduces weight and increases high temperature performance of the catalytic converter. Pressure loss is reduced while improving power with increased diameter manifold pipes. Reducing the flat area of the collector improves radiated sound.


Reduced intake resistance improves fuel economy while maintaining power performance.  Intake sound is tuned to produce a pleasant, congruous engine tone. The intake path is enlarged, reducing resistance by around 26 per cent.


Exhaust pipe assembly includes a new rear chamber, for weight reduction. Rear pipe diameter is changed to improve booming noise, while stainless steel is used in the rear flange and bracket for better rust resistance. Rear layout appearance is enhanced too.


The 3.6 litre engine is based on the EZ engine Subaru spent many years refining to hone character and performance.

For the first-time it is mated with a Lineartronic CVT, with no loss of environmental and fuel consumption performance, while complying with fuel economy and regulatory demands.

It produces 191 Kilowatts of power at 6000 rpm and 350 Newtonmetres of torque at 4400 rpm. 


Precision of connecting rod assembly is improved through use of new materials, optimising Lineartronic CVT compatibility.


Engine cooling performance is improved by adjusting the valve cracking temperature of the thermostat from 82 to 78.


Use of the CVT requires purge flow changes. The valve is redesigned for high flow (from 40 l to 90 l) and inside diameter of the pipe is enlarged.


A new generation light ECU is used, equipped with a micro-controller that allows for further environmental measures with advanced, precise control. It is located on the right side of the engine, reducing engine harness weight.


As with the 2.5 litre engine, a new sensor measures the charging/discharging current, voltage, and temperature of the battery with more precision, enabling more reliable management of the battery's charging status. The alternator's electric power generation is controlled based on measurement data, managing battery charging state.


Pulley diameter is reduced from 55 mm to 52.5 mm, decreasing beat noise of the accessory belt.


Exhaust pipe assembly includes a new rear chamber, for weight reduction. Stainless steel is used in the rear flange and bracket for improved rust resistance. Rear layout appearance is enhanced too.


A thin plate filler pipe reduces weight, while an aerodynamic tank protector and high efficiency fuel pump aid economy. The compact and lightweight fuel tank also reduces weight.

The filler pipe features a split construction used for the neck (threaded) portion, reducing pipe body thickness, saving around 100 g.

Fuel tank capacity is reduced from 65 to 60 litres, reducing weight by about 0.9 kg. The fuel tank bottom protector surface is lowered and enlarged, and the shape of its connection to the rear under cover optimized, improving underfloor aerodynamics.


The fuel pump is a high-efficiency, power-saving type, improving fuel economy.



Friction within the transmission is reduced, improving fuel efficiency, while a vibration noise reducer is added.

The Automatic Stop Start helps produce outstanding fuel economy in combination with the Lineartronic CVT, which vastly improves both efficiency and responsiveness. New shift controls provide a lighter ride with a more linear feel, integrating with engine sound through the choice of step-less and step-shifting. This provides drivability with CVT smoothness, and a quiet ride that always stays true to driver intentions.

Lineartronic CVTs produce a nimble and pleasant ride, with no shift shock and optimal gear ratios, even on winding roads and hills. A new transmission control limits any tendency for engine speed to accelerate faster than pedal input.

Acceleration is linear with pedal input when, for example, accelerating rapidly on freeway merges.


Transmission control, based on pedal input, between step-less and stepped gearing, improves drivability.


Using paddle shifting, the driver can select preferred gear quickly, without taking their hands from the wheel. The result: an enjoyable, sporty, driving experience.

Choosing a six-speed configuration for normal driving allows for a wider gear step ratio, keeping the gear matched to engine rpms, with less shifting.

Operating the paddle shifters while in the D-range activates temporary manual mode. When the transmission detects that speed has become constant, it automatically returns to the D-range.

Starting from stationary in second gear is enabled. This reduces wheel spin on snow or other slippery surfaces.


New dampers capable of handling the expanded lock up range are installed, reducing fuel consumption and engine noise.


A CVTF warmer improves fuel economy by warming up cold engines faster.


The pulley baffle is enlarged and an oil spacer and front differential baffle added, lowering fluid stir loss, reducing transmission friction and improving fuel economy.


Dynamic dampers are added to the cradle mounting brackets, reducing transmission vibration from the bracket and chain noise.


A roller bearing is used for the rear side of the primary pulley, improving stiffness, which can reduce chain noise.


Using a new tooth configuration on the oil pump rotor reduces noise, for a quieter ride.


The TCU is moved from inside the cabin onto the transmission to streamline the body harness.


The HCVT introduced in Liberty 3.6R variants improves both efficiency and power delivery. It has a newly designed forward-reverse mechanism and reverse gear ratio is changed, improving reverse driving power and control. New shift controls achieve great drivability with the smoothness of a CVT. A vibration noise reducer is added to aid quietness.


The planetary structure for switching between forward and reverse is changed from a single to a double pinion, with a lower gear ratio for improved reverse drive power.


Using the six-speed configuration for normal driving allows for a wider gear step ratio, keeping the gear matched to engine rpms with less shifting (in Intelligent and Sport modes).


Reshaping the sound insulation cover and adding Thynsulate reduces chain noise for a quieter ride.


Using a new tooth configuration on the oil pump rotor reduces noise.


New dampers capable of handling the expanded lock up range are installed, reducing fuel consumption and engine noise.


The AWD system is electronically controlled with a multi-plate clutch (MP-T) in the transfer case, distributing torque to the rear wheels.

The Transfer Control Unit keeps base torque distribution at a 60:40 front-rear split, adjusting and distributing torque in real time for acceleration, climbing, cornering and other driving conditions. When slip is detected in the front wheels, torque to the rear wheels is increased to secure traction.


Improved differential speed corrections result from torque input. Speed of all four wheels, plus precision of front-rear torque distribution is improved, using steering wheel angle, yaw rate and lateral acceleration signals from the VDC system. This improves initial steering response on corner entry and enables precise control, limiting noise and optimising tight corner braking. Controls also limit wheel spin when starting from stationary on slippery surfaces, raising AWD effectiveness, for a safer feel.


The gear ratio for the new rear differential is fine-tuned for its debut in 3.6 litre variants with HCVT, aiding fuel economy and reliability.


Low-friction bearings are installed in two locations. The hypoid gear ratio is newly set to 4.111 in 3.6 litre variants, matching HCVT applications.


In all CVT variants, SI-Drive lets the driver select the engine and transmission characteristic to suit their desired driving style, road feel, or type of use.

Liberty 2.5i variants offer two engine characteristics,  Intelligent (I), Sports (S).

Liberty 3.6R adds Sports Sharp (S#).

They provide fun, safety and comfort for any type of vehicle use.


  • S# - Designed for maximum engine performance and response. Reacts to the accelerator with a direct response and acceleration feel.
  • S - Enables linear acceleration from any vehicle speed range. An all-round mode that provides ample grand touring performance.
  • INTELLIGENT - power output in response to accelerator operation is moderate, creating smooth, environmentally-friendly performance. Also enables easy handling on snow-covered or slippery surfaces. The Intelligent mode throttle characteristic is designed for low fuel consumption. The ECO gauge helps reduce fuel consumption by providing driver information on fuel-efficient driving.


All CVT models have active control, which provides assistance to deliver the optimum pulley ratio for the driving style and environment (road surface conditions). Level of assistance is tuned to the road conditions and selected SI-Drive mode.

  • Upgrade/downgrade control - Downshifts according to gradient, ensuring stable power or engine braking. Operates in I, S, or S#.
  • Accelerator rapid release control - Interprets sudden accelerator release as intention to reduce speed, inhibiting upshift and ensuring engine braking. Operates in S and S#.
  • Braking control - Speeds the timing of downshift, ensuring drive power when accelerating after braking. Operates in S and S#. 
  • Cornering control - Inhibits unneeded shifting when cornering, ensuring stable drive power. Operates in S and S#.   


The Automatic Stop Start system is new to Liberty 2.5i variants. It automatically stops the engine when the driver temporarily pulls up at red lights and junctions, improving fuel efficiency.

The engine stops after 0.5 of a second and restarts 0.35 of a second after brake release.

The feature can be cancelled with a switch.

When the hazard lights are engaged, auto stop start remains active.


Parts such as the dedicated starter and ICR relay are newly designed for use with Auto Stop Start. The ICR relay stabilizes power supply during stops and inhibits gauges and lights from flickering.

Lineartronic CVT models have a starter with a new tandem solenoid. A mechanism absorbs rotation differences in the pinion gears connecting the motor and flywheel.

It keeps the motor and engine connected, even when engine operation doesn't stop completely, enabling change-of-mind control.


When the driver wants to restart the engine soon after stopping, such as at traffic lights or due to congestion, the system uses a tandem solenoid in the starter, for finely-tuned handling. The lag time is greatly shortened to provide change-of-mind control, enabling engine restarts within 0.2 second.


When the engine is restarted after an idling stop, the subsidiary power supply reduces voltage from the starter operation, stabilizing power to loads such as the navigation system and interior lights.


The Auto Stop Start system has its own long-life battery.


A special ring gear engaged by the starter pinion reduces vibration and noise when engine starting.


To give the driver a visual display of the function, the MFD displays a count of the engine stop time and the amount of fuel saved.


The electric oil pump supplies oil to the forward clutch hydraulic circuit while the engine is stopped, reducing lag when restarting and clutch coupling shock when moving forward. It enables smooth, shock-free acceleration from rest after an engine stop.


The electric power steering is turned off when the engine is stopped, reducing electric energy waste.

A new sensor is added to the air-conditioner, ensuring a comfortable cabin environment while improving fuel economy.


The chassis suppresses roll, giving Liberty ride quality and driving performance ahead of many rivals. Among the changes, chassis rigidity and hub bearing diameter are increased, and steering assist optimized.


Crash safety performance is improved using high-strength materials and changes to the body structure.

Body rigidity improvements have enhanced steering stability and ride quality, as well as reducing vibration and noise.

The body is higher quality and quieter, with a better exterior finish.

Aerodynamic performance and fuel economy are further improved by optimizing the under body configuration and wheel air flaps.

FHI engineers focused on:

  • Crash safety performance
  • Body rigidity and steering stability
  • Quality feel - including reduced vibration, noise and enhanced airtightness
  • Environmental performance - reduced weight and improved aerodynamics.

Torsional rigidity is improved around 167 per cent in Liberty, aiding steering stability, ride comfort, vibration noise and durability.

The cradle and front suspension mounts are stiffened, restricting body deformation from front suspension input. This quickens vehicle response to steering wheel input.

Local rigidity is increased at suspension-vehicle connection points, limiting vibration transmission.

Overall body torsional rigidity is improved with rear-end body and new floor stiffening components. Damping for road vibrations from tyres and suspension is quickened.

Body panel parts are thickened and sound insulation expanded and added, reducing noise. Outer panel gap is reduced too.

The toe board, rear wheel apron, front seat under panel, floor panels and other panel components through which external sounds can enter, are all thickened. Insulation dividing the engine and passenger compartments is enlarged too.

To increase airtight sealing in the cabin and throughout the vehicle, insulation is installed in the body frame, eliminating unneeded holes and gaps, and reducing noise.

Space between the bonnet and front wings, wings and body panels, and boot lid and rear wings, is reduced for better panel surface continuity, improving exterior appearance.


Hot pressing and 980 MPa metals are used for the body frame, counterbalancing the mass increase due to impact performance and rigidity.

Rear bumper beams, front and centre pillars are hot pressed.

The aluminium bonnet greatly reduces weight, by around 7 kg, as well as optimizing front-rear weight distribution.

The front beams are made of roll-formed high tensile steel that achieves the same strength as hot-pressing.

New engine mounts and spring characteristics are tuned for improved noise vibration, steering stability performance, and ride comfort.

Straight line stability and steering response is improved too.

A transmission cross member with closed cross-section helps reduce floor vibrations on CVT models.


The propeller shaft has a collapsible structure, enhancing safety in heavy collisions. It reduces the force of impact, without interfering with the engine moving backward.

Vibrations and noise are reduced too, for a quieter, more comfortable ride.


Hub bearings are larger with a 114.3 mm Pitch Centre Diameter (PCD) for increased rigidity. An inner seal prevents inflow of muddy water into the bearings, for better reliability and reduced rotation resistance, improving fuel economy.


Steering provides an accurate, natural feel, using an integrated electro-mechanical Electric Power Steering system (EPS), which is light weight and compact, with high output.

Among the changes:

  • New tie rod ends
  • Universal joints phased to neutral
  • Steering wheel redesigned
  • Steering wheel and column rigidity increased


All models have integrated electro-mechanical EPS. Motor output is improved for better performance and quality. Tie rod rigidity is optimized for better vehicle turn-in.

This also helps decrease driver fatigue, by reducing the need for corrective steering when cornering. Universal joints are phased to neutral, limiting differences between the force required to steer left and right, for a smooth feel.

Quickening of the steering gear ratio improves vehicle turn-in under normal use.


Steering wheel metal core rigidity is increased by 13 per cent, for a more solid feel.


The steering column is newly configured for more rigidity, retaining some aluminium material. Weight is reduced by 15 per cent while maintaining a quality feel.


A dynamic rubber-floating inflator damper is added to the structure of the driver's seat airbag, reducing vibrations in a wider frequency range.


New front struts and rear shock absorbers are finely tuned, providing balance between steering stability and ride quality. Better ride quality results from reduced flutter, low-frequency and floor vibration, and further improved straight-line stability and quietness. Driving performance is also aided by improved yaw/lateral G responsiveness, roll, and risk aversion abilities.


Steering vibration is reduced through refinements including knuckle arm diameter increase and liquid-sealed front bushings. Reducing road noise, the surface of the front strut mount that contacts the body is thickened, restricting vibration and providing high quality steering feel.

Front stabilizer bar linkage is changed from the control arms, directing strut mounts for greatly improved roll stiffness. Spring characteristics of the front strut mounts are changed, improving the damper's efficiency, producing a flexible, more stable ride quality that limits rough bumps, with no uncomfortable swinging. Stabilizer bar diameter is cut from 26 mm to 21 mm for a significant weight reduction.

Flexural rigidity for front control arms in the lateral direction and front struts is maintained, while front bushing characteristics are optimized, improving suspension (tread and camber) rigidity and limiting lag in vehicle response to steering input.

Revising the rear bushing axle layout to move front-to-back instead of vertically minimizes the outer diameter of sealed bearings. Light and compact aluminium extrusions are used for brackets.

The overall result is a vehicle that is more flexible with road input - and more linear with driver input.


Body torsional rigidity is greatly improved by laterally extending subframe rear supports, to add body connection points. Floor and seat vibration is reduced, for quality ride comfort.

The rear shock absorber ABS mount on the lateral arm is moved outward 10 mm for improved damper efficiency. Also, the ends of the rear stabilizer bar are moved outward 6 mm, optimizing link placement. Springs for the rear shock absorber mount are optimized to reduce damper friction. Efficient exertion of damping forces allows the suspension to flexibly dodge road input, for a stable ride.


Wheel alignment is recalibrated with an additional initial toe-in and negative camber. This makes tyres manoeuvrable enough to make quick lateral moves and solid responses to sudden steering input.

Subframe bushings are hardened to restrict coupled vibration in vertical and longitudinal directions. This improves steering response and reduces jolts in the cabin, balancing risk aversion performance and stable ride comfort.

Improving ride quality, rear subframe supports are reshaped and given a more effective design, reducing floor and seat vibrations.

To produce a flatter, more stable ride, rear damper leverage ratio is reduced by moving the lateral arm rear damper mount. Also, the rear stabilizer bar leverage ratio is changed by moving the mount point. The springs of the rear shock mounts are recalibrated to improve roll recovery too.

Improving vehicle steering response, alignment settings are optimised and initial toe-in added.

Subframe bushings are recalibrated to reduce floor and seat vibration, improve steering response and roll recovery.


A new valve (STABLE-Ride) configuration and larger diameter front strut cylinders (up from 32 mm to 34 mm) improve damping response at low piston speeds and permit damping suppression at high piston speeds, for even better steering stability and ride quality, with less body shake.

Newly developed valves and larger diameter front strut cylinders are used to finely tune the balance between steering stability and ride quality.


New tyres greatly increase driving performance and reduce rolling resistance, without increasing vibration noise or impacting ride quality.

The new tyres are:

  • 225/50R18 95W SP SPORT MAXX050 Dunlop

Along with the increased hub bearing size, all models have a 114.3 mm Pitch Centre Diameter (PCD) and improved rigidity, for steering stability and ride comfort benefits. Aerodynamic performance improves fuel economy too.


Brake performance combines responsiveness, control and a solid feel, producing reliable, predictable results.

They have reduced resistance from brake drag for improved fuel efficiency.

Among the changes are:

  • A high response brake booster
  • Brake feel improved
  • Booster output characteristics changed in line with vehicle class and character

The high response brake booster produces a linear brake pedal feel. For even better reliability and safety, response is improved, even under sudden braking.

Pedal responsiveness is dramatically improved by reducing the channel resistance of air being supplied to the booster when the pedal is depressed.


The 17-inch front brakes on Liberty 3.6R have a Teflon PTFE coating on the pad clips, with reduced drag for better fuel efficiency. Rotor thickness is 30 mm.

The 16-inch front brakes on Liberty 2.5i variants have enhanced heat capacity, with larger 26 mm rotors and increased brake pad area.


The rear brake system has a built-In electronic parking brake (EPB) in the calliper, clasping the brake pad with motor power to ensure hold. Locating the EPB in the calliper makes the system quieter and more responsive.

The parking cable is driven by a pull-type actuator and braking force is retained by drum brake.

Operating the EPB switch drives the motor, either applying or releasing the parking brake. Pulling the switch applies the brake, pushing releases it.

Accelerator-linked operation automatically releases the EPB when the system judges the driver is accelerating forward.

Liberty 2.5i variant rear brakes are now ventilated.


When the Hill Holder is turned on and the vehicle is stopped on a hill, the system automatically applies the EPB, preventing it rolling backward. Applying throttle releases the brake.


Applying and releasing the EPB when in Adaptive Cruise Control keeps the vehicle stopped in a traffic jam for improved safety.


Liberty continues a long-establish and independently recognised trend for ever-evolving occupant safety.

Superb preventative safety and fatigue reduction features are significantly evolved with new generation EyeSight.

Liberty's passive safety has already received top ratings in independent assessments overseas.

Active safety features offer superior, world-class risk aversion and an increased sense of security in the medium sedan category. Specifically, improved chassis and VDC performance further highlight excellent AWD ability.

New generation EyeSight offers enhanced stereo camera performance, for better collision avoidance, giving drivers even more peace-of-mind, while helping reduce fatigue.

The body frame is further refined through strategic use of high tensile steel plating to increase frontal, side and rear crash safety, while limiting weight increase.


In addition to moving the A-pillar forward, quarter windows are installed at the pillar bases, along with door-mounted side mirrors. This eliminates blind spots around the mirrors and increases glass area, making it easier to notice pedestrians, vehicles and other obstacles, especially on turns. It also helps improve cabin lighting.


Reversing vision is even better, with inclusion of an ultra wide-angle, 160 degree rear-view camera, for improved field of vision. The camera is positioned within 60 mm of the vehicle's centre, producing an accurate monitor display.

When the CVT gear shift position is changed from R to D, a seven-second delay can be programmed before the rear-view image disappears. The image is cleared when the P-range activates, or the vehicle speed exceeds 8 km/h.


In EyeSight-equipped models, the number of washer nozzles is increased from two to three, improving windscreen cleaning performance.


New parts are used in the VDC unit for improved dynamic performance, increasing limit performance during hazard avoidance.

Active Torque Vectoring (ATV) contributes to improved limit performance when turning.

VDC constantly monitors vehicle movement. It flexibly controls the Antilock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS, engine and brake LSD control), and VDC (engine and brake control for side slip prevention).

Intervention timing is optimized to ensure highly stable control.

Torque reduction control of VDC and TCS can be cancelled using OFF mode. This makes it easier to negotiate muddy and snowy surfaces.

Control logic is effective in hazard avoidance, by slowing the vehicle when the driver makes an abrupt steering input. This is integrated to provide world-class danger avoidance capability.

VDC is also tuned for towing with the genuine Subaru towbar.


ATV is introduced to improve cornering performance and vehicle steering response.

While cornering, brake is applied to inside wheels, while distributing less torque to them; but more torque to outside wheels.


To reduce the prospect of pedestrian head injuries, the bonnet incorporates a shock-absorbing crushable structure.

Hot pressed and high strength materials are used in the centre pillar area, helping reduce weight and improve safety.

Materials such as 980 MPa high-tensile steel and hot-pressed high-strength reinforcing members are used around the front doors, achieving cabin strength that withstands impacts in a variety of collisions.

Sheet metal assembly, joining the bottom of the A-pillar to the floor members, increases resistance to impact loads.

The nose cone structure aids pedestrian protection. The structure is designed to dislodge the headlights during a collision, providing better protection.


The seats are designed to provide both high quality ride comfort and safety.

All seats have three-point Automatic Emergency Locking Retractors (AELR) and pretensioners.


Every variant has dual front, side, curtain and driver's knee airbags. 

The front seat twin-chamber side airbags divide for the chest and hips. The hip airbag inflates at high pressure to support the hard pelvis, while the chest airbag inflates at lower pressure, safely supporting the soft ribs.

Curtain airbag performance is enhanced by use of a centralized inflator. It is positioned at the rear of the B-pillar, providing uniform gas distribution to the front and rear, achieving stable airbag deployment. Replacing sheet metal components with plastic reduces the mechanism weight by nearly 45 per cent.

The Airbag Sensing System comprises an ECU positioned in the centre of the vehicle, linked to front left and right sensors, and left and right side sensors.


The EyeSight driver-assist system includes multiple improvements and two new functions, to help drivers potentially avoid collisions, or reduce damage.

The stereo camera is completely remodelled, achieving better active safety and less driver load.

Both wide angle and distance range are improved around 40 per cent.


  • Colour recognition - can now see and interpret brake lights
  • Pre-Collision Steering Assist - augmented collision prevention, using Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC). If the possibility of collision with a vehicle or obstacle in front occurs, VDC activates to assist the driver in potentially avoiding it.       


  • Pre-Collision Braking - augmented with braking assistance
  • Adaptive Cruise Control - improved performance when a vehicle cuts in front of the car during traffic jams and on highways. includes four levels of inter-vehicle distance setting.


External sensor and 3D image processing performance are improved, for easier recognition of lateral and distant vehicles, stabilizing control in all speed zones and improving pedestrian pre-collision detection.

Logic Improvements contribute to better system operation, helping maintain performance in bad weather conditions.


Cameras are positioned closer to the windscreen to reduce cabin intrusion.


  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Braking Assist
  • Pre-Collision Steering Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Vehicle Start Alert


Performance is improved by expanded recognition range to the left and right, as well as distant wide range. Adaptive performance is enhanced when another vehicle cuts-in during traffic jams and on highways.

Engine, transmission, and braking are controlled based on information absorbed about the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead. Speed and inter-vehicle distance set by the driver are automatically maintained. Tracking is possible in a wide speed range between around 0-100 km/h. By maintaining adequate speed for automatic braking, stress-free tracking is achieved, even on urban roads when speed reduction of the vehicle ahead may be significant.

Operation may not be as expected depending on road, weather and vehicle conditions.

The supported speed range is 0-145 km/h.


Brake response is increased by recognition of a moving vehicle further away, providing a greater sense of safety. EyeSight now also has the ability to recognize red brake lights, enabling smooth deceleration and acceleration.

When ACC is set, red brake lights are recognized at intersections too. A lane change or other manoeuvre by a vehicle ahead that enters EyeSight's field of view, triggers an alert, while simultaneously inhibiting acceleration to the set speed.


Expansion of vehicle recognition range to the left and right, as well as distant wide range, helps improve pre-collision brake performance when EyeSight "locks-on" to objects, ranging from cars and bikes to pedestrians.

Both wide angle and distance range are improved around 40 per cent.

When the system recognizes the possibility of collision with a vehicle or an obstacle ahead, it issues an inter-vehicle distance warning to the driver, to perform avoidance operations. If avoidance input is not detected, automatic braking is activated to lower the speed, helping avoid collision or reduce damage.


This reinforces braking force if EyeSight judges it is inadequate when the possibility of collision with a vehicle or obstacle ahead is recognized. For example, if abrupt braking is detected, automatic braking assist activates. This helps avoid collision or reduce damage.


If an obstacle is detected in front of the vehicle, this restricts sudden movement by unintended depression of the accelerator, providing a warning display and sound.


If there is a possibility of lane departure while driving, a warning display and sound alert the driver.


If the system detects vehicle sway - often due to driver fatigue, inattentive driving, or cross wind - a warning display and sound occur. This feature works above approximately 38 km/h.


If the EyeSight-equipped vehicle does not move when the vehicle in front sets off, a warning display and sound occur.


When conventional cruise control is selected, the vehicle travels at a constant speed and tracking is not performed by EyeSight's stereo cameras.


New generation EyeSight features four levels of inter-vehicle distance setting (previously only three). The display of the driver's own car appears when ACC is turned on. The system features a large 5-inch LCD display.

Liberty 2.5i CVT $29,990 (-$3000, or 9.1 per cent)
Liberty 2.5i Premium CVT $35,490 (-$4000, or 10.1 per cent)
Liberty 3.6R $41,990 (-$14,000, or 25.0 per cent)

\*Prices are Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited's Manufacturer's List Prices only and include GST on the list price but exclude dealer delivery charges and all other government and statutory charges. For the drive away price of Subaru vehicles consumers should be advised to contact their local authorized Subaru dealer.   




  • ABS anti-lock brakes with four-wheel discs and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Child seat anchor points - ISOFIX
  • Curtain airbags - full length
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side airbags
  • EyeSight driver assist system
  • Fog lights - front
  • Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Hill holder
  • Rear door child lock
  • Reversing camera
  • Seatbelt indicator lights - all seats
  • Side intrusion bars
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Three-point A/ELR rear centre seatbelt
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program


  • Bluetooth/MP3/WMA/AUX/ CD/voice command compatible six-speaker touchscreen audio system
  • Boot area light
  • Climate control air conditioning - dual zone with rear air vents
  • Cup holders
  • Electric parking brake
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Immobiliser security system
  • Leather trim gear shift
  • Map lights (2)
  • Leather steering wheel with audio, Multi-Function Display and cruise control buttons
  • Multi-information display
  • Paddle shift gear change
  • Power steering, mirrors and windows
  • Rear air vents
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote fuel lid release
  • Seatback storage pockets
  • Silver interior trim highlights
  • Two remote central locking keys
  • Vanity mirrors
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seat


  • 18-inch alloy wheels - full-sized alloy spare
  • Chrome-surround grille
  • Colour-coded mirrors and door handles
  • Headlights auto off - dusk sensing
  • Light sensing headlights - auto on/off
  • Privacy glass (rear)
  • Rain sensing auto windscreen wipers


  • Active grille shutter
  • Auto Stop Start
  • Cruise control - adaptive option with EyeSight
  • DataDot security technology
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission
  • SI-Drive - two-mode
  • Three-year unlimited kilometre warranty
  • 2.5 litre DOHC horizontally opposed boxer engine - 129 Kilowatts of power at 5800 rpm and 235 Newtonmetres of torque at 4000 rpm. EURO 6 compliant.


  • Chrome ring-surround fog lights
  • Electric adjustable driver and front passenger seats - driver's lumbar support
  • Electric sunroof
  • Enhanced infotainment system
  • Front wiper de-icer
  • Folding mirrors - powered
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless entry
  • Leather trim
  • LED low-beam headlights with washers
  • Piano black interior trim highlights
  • Push button start
  • Satellite navigation - factory-fitted, with Pandora
  • Smart key


  • Chrome rear garnish
  • Chrome side sill garnish
  • Dual exhaust
  • Engine cover
  • harman/kardon 12-speaker sound system - including sub-woofer
  • Three-mode SI-Drive
  • Six-cylinder 3.6-litre engine produces 191 kW of power at 6000 rpm and 350 Nm at 4400 rpm



Liberty 2.5i naturally aspirated:
Bore x stroke
Compression ratio
Cam-train system
Fuel system
Maximum power
Maximum torque

Liberty 3.6R naturally aspirated:
Bore x stroke
Compression ratio
Cam-train system
Fuel system
Maximum power
Maximum torque

Horizontally opposed
2498 cc
94.0 mm x 90.0 mm
Multi Point Sequential Injection
129 kW/5800 rpm
235 Nm/4000 rpm


Horizontally opposed
3630 cc
92.0 mm x 91.0 mm
Multi Point Sequential Injection
191 kW/6000 rpm
350 Nm/4400 rpm


Overall length mm


Overall width mm


Overall height mm


Wheelbase mm


Tread - front mm


Tread - rear mm


Min. ground clearance mm


Tare weight kg

2.5i - 1502
2.5i Premium - 1528
3.6R - 1605

Fuel consumption and emissions(L/100km / CO2 g/km):


2.5i auto - 7.3/167
3.6R auto - 9.9/230

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

60 litres

Recommended fuel requirement


2.5i - 90-98 RON
3.6R - 90-98 RON


Engine speed sensitive power assisted rack and pinion

Turning circle

11.2 metres, kerb to kerb diameter


Coil MacPherson strut-type
Double wishbone type independent


Vacuum assisted ventilated discs
Vacuum assisted ventilated discs


225/50 R18 95W Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX050

Towing capacity kg:
With/without brakes

2.5i: 1500/750
3.6R: 1800/750

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