These photographs, captured during the vehicle’s development programme in Michigan, show a rectangular grille, swept-back headlights, a C-shaped signature in the rear lights and a more coupé-like profile than the current model.
The car was seen testing alongside an Audi Allroad and an Infiniti G37x, which strongly suggests the new car will retain a four-wheel drive configuration as standard.
Little is known about the engine line-up, but it is likely an evolution of the current car’s diesel boxer engine will spearhead the range in Europe. Reports suggest the current 2.5-litre petrol engine will remain, and be offered alongside the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from the Forester.
Six-speed manual gearboxes will be offered alongside Lineartronic CVT units.
A hybrid version is tipped to be offered for the first time as part of Subaru’s Motion-V commitment to improve fuel efficiency by 30 per cent. The Legacy will also receive Subaru’s Eyesight crash avoidance technology.