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.

Mark Tisshaw

New York motor show


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