It could be because the current Outback/Legacy is still on the old platform. That's a big reason I bought an 2019 Ascent over a 2019 Outback. I would think that the OB will pick up sales when the new model is released. It's going to be interesting to see how much the Ascent is cannibalizing Outback/Forester sales, or if it's getting a good amount of conquest sales.There are a couple of guys on this forum that work for Subaru I think and I would like them to chime in.
I took my Ascent in for it's first oil change and was discussing sales with them during check in. They said the Ascent is still selling as fast as they're delivered and the Outback sales have stopped completely. I'm curious if that is maybe just my area or is that happening all over?