2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty) details


2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty) details

2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty) details

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Subaru will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Legacy (Liberty) sedan and wagon next year with the unveiling of the all-new fifth-generation model. Subaru is renowned for its love-or-loathe approach to designing cars, as seen in the frequent revisions to its Impreza line over the years, but the styling of the new Legacy isn’t expected to be as controversial.

The new car will build upon the lines of the current model (pictured) but will feature a more prominent grille, sharper and more angular headlights, flared fenders and a more chiseled overall appearance. Its designers describe it as being significantly different yet still easily recognizable as a Legacy.

Once again the new Legacy will include both the standard sedan and wagon models plus the popular Outback soft-roader, according to Edmunds.

The engine range will receive an update, with both the 2.0L and 2.5L four-cylinder engines returning in more powerful iterations. However, the 3.0L flat-six is expected to be phased out due to emissions and fuel-efficiency issues. The engines that are being retained will be improved and will include a new alloy cylinder block to help reduce weight as well as a longer stroke action to improve torque levels.

The engines will be available in both turbo and naturally aspirated guises. The entry-level 2.0L engine should develop around 200hp, while the a turbocharged 2.5L unit will output close to 300hp. There have also been rumors of a new Legacy STI in the works, which could be carrying a turbocharged 3.7L unit pumping out over 430hp.

 
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