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Subaru reveals new Legacy Concept

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Subaru has released full details for its concept vehicle previewing the next-generation Legacy (Liberty) sedan due late next year. Appropriately named the Legacy Concept, the vehicle has made its world debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

The concept features a 3.6L horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine and the company’s trademark symmetrical AWD system. Key characteristics include the distinctive front face and flared wheel arches.

It sits on a larger 108.3in wheelbase than the current Legacy, which was implemented to maximize interior space and provide comfortable accommodations for four adults. Wedge-shaped Side Rear Vision Cameras are featured and provide a sense of flow from the momentum of the A-pillar lines. A character line runs from just before the A-pillar and sweeps up to the tail just above the taillamps.

The interior design features a four-seat layout, and includes a mix of touch-screens, cameras and modern surface coverings. The center console features a large touch-panel display that concentrates various functions for simplified use. In-car entertainment is featured through monitors with multiple functions that are located in the center console, as well as in the rear of the front seat headrests.

The unveiling of the concept leads up to Subaru’s recognition of 20 years of the Legacy sedan, which the company will be celebrating next year. The Legacy series was first introduced into the world in 1989, and since then factories in Gunma, Japan, and Indiana, USA, have built more than 3.6 million units.

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 next Legacy isn’t expected to be as controversial. The new car will build upon the lines of the current model but will feature a more prominent grille, sharper and more angular headlights, flared fenders and a more chiseled overall appearance.
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  1. reminds me of that suzuki concept we were seeing a couple months ago.. and then how boring the production model ended up being. if subaru builds this car.. and it looks like that.. with the body to match.........

    ..well i'd say the "ugly" comments about subby can rest a little... it definitely has a sort of sex appeal.
     
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  2. Let's hope this dosen't go in the footsteps of the STI.
     
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  3. Hope they do another spec.B version with a six-speed manual transmission. I would seriously consider that versus buying a second 6MT Acura TSX to replace the '04 I drive now.
     
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  4. I'm diggin' that a lot.
     
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  5. ugh... something just doesnt look right about it...

    ..fail.
     
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  6. Wow, are they kidding? That's the ugliest thing I've seen in a while. It looks like someone parked it too close to a fire and the front grille melted.
     
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  7. Looks like a knock off Nissan Maxima + Kia Omptima
     
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  8. Current legacy, beautiful. That thing, hideous. Thanks for playing! Hit the reset button and try again Subaru.
     
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  9. My eyes< i'm blind!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Yes, let's hope the toned-down production model has a front end that won't cause young children to flee in terror into the arms of their parents. I really want a viable alternative to buying a fourth Acura. My wife is on her second Outback wagon and loves it.
     
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  11. i dont know who has been leading design for subaru lately but they should be wipped, slowly put in boiling oil poo'd on then fired because i havnt seen a good designed car out of subaru for years, the legacy was the only decent looking one but now is ruined. SUBARU PLEASE! either give it up or hire me or my 2 yr old daughter who could design better cars than what i have been seeing of late. i dont want to see these companies wasting money.
     
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  12. Well..... Wow.... and not in a good way.

    The whole front of it looks screwed no matter what way I look at it. The interior is somewhat nice, but by no means stunning.

    If you look at at from the front but cover the front up, it looks identical to the 09 Acura TL - just look http://www.motorauthority.com/image/100205564_2009-acura-tl-sh-awd-015

    Lets just hope they don't screw up the Legacy as they did w/ the Impreza, because right now the Legacy is one of the prettiest sedans on the road I think.
     
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  13. I see a lot of Infiniti G35/G37 here, especially the stacked headlights, door frames and tail lights.

    I agree with others that the current Legacy is well-proportioned and hope the end result here will be positive.
     
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  14. Autobot, transform!
     
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  15. Subaru has been launched with the Full pledged as its review are also been good in the market people like it a lot.The interior design features a four-seat layout, and includes a mix of touch-screens, cameras and modern surface coverings.
     
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  16. this is 2013 and subaru didn't even come close to this model.
     
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