2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty) detailsEnlarge Photo
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.