Six generations and 30 years separate the original Subaru Legacy from this new one.
For those whose focus is on performance, the 2020 Subaru Legacy adds a new XT model which, for the first time since 2012, brings a turbo engine into the Legacy family. The 2.5-liter and 2.4-liter both feature the Lineartronic CVT, direct injection, stop/start, and Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive with Active Torque Vectoring. Subaru says the 2.4-liter Boxer launches the Legacy XT from 0-60 miles per hour in an estimated 6.1 seconds. The base engine is a 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder - the optional engine is a 2.4-liter, turbocharged flat-four.
Subaru is also giving the new Legacy XT bigger wheels/tire combination with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in grippy V-rated 225/50 R18 tires coupled with four-wheel ventilated disc brakes for extra stopping power. Navigation is optional on the three lesser trims. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is pulled from the Forester and makes 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. No pricing has yet been announced, but the sixth-gen model has an MSRP of US$22,545 (RM91,735.60). The lightly-accented wheelarches are one of the few remaining hints of its rally-themed predecessors.More news: Ooops! Ikea apologises after leaving New Zealand off map
The auto will be available in the USA shortly, but Subaru Southern Africa has yet to announce a date of arrival for local buyers. For starters, it has wider fenders and a higher trunk surface for a more dynamic stance. Subaru claims its new mid-sizer is 70-per-cent stiffer in torsional and front suspension rigidity, and 100-per-cent stiffer in front lateral and rear subframe rigidity than the existing auto, which bodes well for crash safety, as well as dynamic ability. For the rear, a double-wishbone layout with subframe is used together with coil springs and a new 19 mm hollow stabilizer bar. The Touring comes standard with the new 2.4-liter turbo, boasts genuine Nappa leather (a Subaru first), high-gloss black molding for the pillars, chrome for the door handles and satin tone plated side mirrors.
The main innovation in the cabin - a large 11.6-inch touchscreen in the style of Tesla and Volvo.
These days, SUVs and CUVs are all the rage, and Japanese automaker Subaru gets a large share of the credit for shifting public interest dating back to the introduction of its original Outback model. The new turbocharged engine is also a big upgrade.More news: Bitcoin Pops Above $3,700 As Crypto Market Flashes Green
As before, the Legacy is available with Subaru's EyeSight camera-based driver-assist system. Specific trims come with additional systems like the Reverse Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Detection, and the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System.
Also new is the addition of a Front View Monitor offered as Standard on the range-topping Touring XT.More news: Was Earth's Fourth-Hottest Year On Record, Scientists Say