Subaru's new Legacy launched at New York show
8 April 2009

Subaru has revealed the production version of its new Subaru Legacy saloon at the New York motor show.

The production-ready model follows the concept shown at the Detroit motor show in January and it is set to go on sale in the UK in September.

A naturally aspirated 2.5-litre flat four producing 170bhp and a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre flat six engine producing 256bhp will be available for the US market, alongside a turbocharged boxer flat four, which produces 287bhp.

Subaru’s 2.0-litre boxer diesel is also likely to be offered for the UK market.

The revised chassis should improve steering response and ride quality, and 16-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard.

The new Legacy is larger compared with the outgoing model, with a 2750mm wheelbase and a 1565mm track.

Styling is more aggressive than before, with sharper lines, flared wheel arches and twin front grilles.

Subaru will announce UK prices nearer the car's launch date.

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