2010 Legacy Preview
December 18th, 2008 11:07 AM Share
The next generation Subaru Legacy is headed upmarket, with a new 3.6 liter boxer six (hello Zuffenhausen!) and six-speed transmission. Familiar 3.0 and 2.5 liter boxer engines should return, and will be joined by the world’s only diesel boxer; a 2.0 four-banger that will almost certainly not make it to the States. More details when the Legacy Concept previews the new look of Legacy at the Detroit Auto Show. If there still is a Detroit Auto Show.
Published December 18th, 2008 11:07 AM
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@rochskier, Hopefully they won't go too much up-market. I'll match the interior of my 2006 Spec. B (oxblood leather + aluminum trim) with any of the Euro saloons any day. Considering the great driving dynamics and ability to avoid the "Auto Spa", Subaru's ability to beat the BMAUMBs in the content per dollar analysis could serve them well as the economy tightens. Actually, they will have a hard time going too far upmarket anyway. Have you seen many Subaru dealerships? I mean, where would they put the latte' machine?
It's funny how many of us who read this site have LGT's, WRX's or STi's. Plus, Megan Benoit who contributes to TTAC has an LGT. Anyhow, the addition of the 3.6 as an engine option for the Legacy was rumored as soon as Subaru announced it as a replacement for the horrible 3.0 in the "Flying V." I'm glad it wasn't just a rumor and can't wait to see a review.
Subie has been getting the Legacy right and the Impreza wrong for a long time. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. BTW the JDM B4 Legacy is a thing of beauty and the Legacy generally is one of the best designs on the road.
The headlights are goofy looking and the grill looks like it came off of the Toyota Tundra. Will probably be the same front end used for the Outback and Baja versions.