I toured the factory in Indiana this week and the HR rep conducting the tour indicated that the Outback would be due for a major facelift (refreshing) next year (2014). She didn't know, though (said only the folks in Japan would know) what changes are planned for the new version (of course, even if she knew, she probably couldn't tell me). However, it seems that the car has usually gone for 5 years on its other major refreshing cycle. Does anyone know if 2014 will really be the year for major revisions or whether that would occur in 2015. If 2014 is the year, any word on what changes might be coming? I have heard rumors of a hybrid. I do wish that blind spot monitoring would appear soon, along with turn signals in the mirrors on all versions, not just the SAP versions. Any input would be greatly appreciated.