2014 Subaru Legacy Research Click to hide
Subaru has hit a number of home runs lately with its new models, including the BRZ, XV Crosstrek, and redesigned Forester. The Legacy is in need of a refresh, with sales dropping 7 percent through the year. The Legacy Concept is the first step in reviving the model. Featuring sharp lines, a coupe-like body, a fierce hexagonal three-bar grille, and hawk-eye headlights, the concept brings some much-needed life into the Legacy line. But enjoy it while you can; don't expect all of these sleek features to make it to the eventual production version.
Subaru has not released stats on the vehicle, but it is clear that it will continue to feature its signature all-wheel drive performance. Hopefully, internal changes will be made to improve fuel economy and increase refinement.
Who It's For
Who will buy the new Subaru Legacy? If the Legacy was sold exactly as the concept version, it would likely attract a number of buyers for its drop-dead gorgeous styling. However, this is an unlikely case. We believe the Legacy will continue to attract Subarites who enjoy the niche status of the brand. But it will also likely appeal to those who feel they need the reliable, all-wheel drive sedan to battle any terrain or weather condition that comes their way.
We don't yet have all the details on the Legacy Concept, but it will likely come with more technology features as well as a few eye-catching additions to the exterior. Check back later for more information on standard and optional equipment on the 2015 Subaru Legacy Concept.
What We Think
While we are impressed with the styling of this new incarnation of the Legacy, we know not to get our hopes up. Not all of the bold styling features will end up on the final version, and we're ok with that. Still, the Subaru Legacy will need to make significant improvements to the powertrain in order to keep up with the fierce competition in its segment. If Subaru can achieve this, it may start gaining traction in the market.
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