The new car, previewed by the Legacy concept at the LA motor show in November, will be made as a saloon only - and Subaru has confirmed it will not be sold in the UK.
The production Legacy has retained elements of the concept's sleek front-end design, including its hexagonal grille and lower airdam. Subaru says the new car "offers enhanced drivability and functionality while achieving a design required for a flagship model with a quality feel".
The Legacy concept was intended to show a modern interpretation of the model, which turns 25 this year, and provided a thinly veiled look at both the upcoming production version and Subaru's future design direction - which is to be rolled out onto other models.
While the UK market won't get the Legacy, a production version of the Subaru Levorg sports tourer concept from Tokyo is however currently under consideration for Europe. The Levorg has already been confirmed for the Japanese market.