If you want a diesel Subaru Outback 2018 model, but you’re after a few of the finer things in life, you may want to consider the 2.0D Premium model, which is priced at $45,640.

You may not be able to pick it from the outside when compared to the more affordable 2.0D - wheel-arch cladding is the only notable change - but most of the changes are inside.

The 2.0D Premium sees inclusions such as electric front seat adjustment, heated front seats, a sunroof, powered and heated side mirrors, keyless entry with push button start, leather seat trim, front wipers with de-icing function, and piano black interior highlights.

This spec steps up to LED headlights including auto high-beam and steering responsive lights, and you get a powered tailgate. Plus it has an 8.0-inch media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat nav, and four USB points (two up front, two in the back).

There’s also Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system with adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist, a reversing camera, the brand’s 'X-Mode' traction control system, and dual-zone climate control air conditioning with rear vents.

Under the bonnet of the 2.0D is a ‘boxer’ horizontally-opposed four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) auto, and has all-wheel drive.

The way the Outback drives has been improved, with steering and suspension tweaks that have proved worthwhile, though the drivetrain in the 2.0D Premium model goes unchanged.