Japanese firm to show crucial fifth-gen saloon in Big Apple
11 March 2009

Subaru will unveil its next-generation Legacy at the New York motor show in April, according to sources in Japan.

Subaru gave us a good idea of how the new model will look when it unveiled the Legacy Concept, a silver 3.6-litre four-wheel-drive saloon, at the Detroit show in January. It then reappeared at the recent Geneva show.

Watch our video blog footage of the Legacy Concept at Geneva

New York will be the first time that the production version of the Legacy, its fifth generation, will be seen in public. It may be just another taster, however; Subaru is likely to wait until this summer before launching the full line-up – saloon, estate and Outback – in Japan.

Europe is likely to see the new Legacy at September’s Frankfurt show.

The next Legacy is a crucial car for struggling Subaru; it is the firm’s biggest bread-winner, with its highest margins, so its fortunes will play a key role in the manufacturer’s bid to survive the global recession.

Peter Nunn

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As a true workhorse, there are few better than the Subaru Legacy. As an everyday estate, there are loads better.

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