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Subaru Reveals New 2015 Legacy (Finally!)

Smaller yet roomier, more fuel-efficient.

by on Feb.06, 2014

The 2015 Subaru Legacy picks up some cues from the Legacy Concept unveiled last November.

If you’re having a sense of déjà vu (all over again, as Yogi Berra liked to say), no surprise. We’ve been seeing a lot about the 2015 Subaru Legacy in recent months, including images that leaked out earlier this week, as well as the Subaru Legacy Coupe Concept that the Japanese maker introduced during the Los Angeles Auto Show just last November.

But, folks, this is the real deal. The actual 2015 Subaru Legacy has made its entrance into McCormick Place and will now be ready to meet its public during this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

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Finally, it seems, we have real specs to share, rather than endless rumors and speculation.

So, what do we have to reveal? For one thing, the production car is clearly not quite as aggressive as the concept vehicle – nothing surprising there, of course. And the 2015 Legacy gets two more doors than the LA show car.


Subaru Offers Tease of 2015 Legacy Sedan

Official Debut in Chicago on February 6th.

by on Jan.31, 2014

Subaru will bring out a new Legacy for 2015.

With just a week left until the Chicago Auto Show, Subaru is trying to drum up some interest in the upcoming launch of its fifth-generation Legacy sedan.

The maker has already rolled out a show car, the concept model revealed at the L.A. Auto Show last November offering a strong hint of what the production model will deliver to showrooms later this year.  So, what are the likely differences?

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A terse statement accompanying this teaser image suggests, “The all-new Legacy offers a sleeker, more coupe-like profile with a faster windshield rake angle and narrower A-pillars that create a sporty and modern sedan.”


Photos of 2015 Subaru WRX STI Leaked

High-performance sedan continues WRX legacy.

by on Jan.09, 2014

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI keeps the ever-present rear spoiler, but there will be no five-door available.

Every now and then it happens. In fact, it happened just a couple of months ago with the 2015 Ford Mustang: a leak.

Not of fluids, but of photos. In this case, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI, which was supposed to make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.

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However, several photos leaked out ahead of time courtesy of the Mexican website, Terra Autos, so now everyone gets a look at the new iteration ahead of time. (more…)

Subaru Fights Legacy of Staid Styling with New Concept

Show car provides glimpse into future design of sedan.

by on Nov.21, 2013

Subaru is looking generate some excitement about the Legacy with the concept it recently introduced.

Subaru celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Legacy sedan by unveiling a new Legacy “concept” vehicle that, as expected, distances the stalwart from its sedate styling of the past, but is also closer to production than pure concept.

Tomohiko Ikeda, executive vice president of product development at Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industry, said that the concept “demonstrated the future” of where the Legacy sedan will be going.

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It was a sentiment later seconded by Michael McHale, Subaru’s chief spokesman, described the aggressive new design as “indicative” of the styling expected of next generation Legacy. (more…)

First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy Sedan

Pushing more mainstream?

by on Jun.26, 2009

With Subaru's all-new, 2010 Legacy sedan, the company aims to step up its presence in the mainstream midsize market.

With Subaru's all-new, 2010 Legacy sedan, the company aims to step up its presence in the mainstream midsize market.

To many folks, the voice of the small import automaker, Subaru, carries with it an Australian accent.  That’s courtesy of actor Paul Hogan, aka Crocodile Dundee, who became synonymous with Subaru and its line-up of sport-utility vehicles, dubbed Outback, when they were launched a couple decades back.  The utes – and the memorable ad campaign – helped revive the then-foundering brand, but also shifted Subaru’s focus from mainstream sedans and coupes to SUVs and ute-like crossovers.

With the launch of the 2010 Subaru Legacy a midsize four-door, the Japanese-based maker is circling back on itself.  It’s by no means walking away from the truck-like products that have proved its salvation – indeed, helped it maintain nearly flat sales in a market where even Toyota is down, for the year, by more than 30%.  But with its market share at record levels, and brand awareness booming, as well, Subaru is betting a better-equipped and more stylish sedan can gain traction against more mainstream marques, like Nissan and Volkswagen. headed for the Pacific Northwest to get some stick time in the 2010 Legacy, which had made a semi-official first appearance as a “concept” car, at the Detroit Auto Show, last January, and then reappeared in full production trim at February’s Chicago Auto Show.