2013 Subaru Legacy Concept
The current-generation Subaru Legacy was unveiled in 2009 and for the car’s 25th anniversary, Subaru decided to reveal the new generation. Subaru will display a preview of the new model at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the production version should arrive sometime in 2014.
As revealed by the concept, the next Legacy will adopt a new exterior appearance, with the company’s latest hexagonal grille and a sharper hawk-eye headlamp design. Also, Subaru promised it will offer plenty of new technology and a more comfortable interior for all four passengers. It also promises to take Subaru’s brand value of "driving enjoyment and peace of mind" to a completely new level.
The new Subaru Legacy Concept will make its official debut on November 20th, 2013 and will be displayed at Subaru’s booth in L.A.
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2013 Subaru Legacy Concept
0-60 time:7 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:155 mph (Est.)
The concept features a custom Ocean Silver Metallic paint scheme combined with a coupe-like silhouette. It also offers a modern interpretation of Subaru’s design theme, with a new hexagonal grille and a sharper hawk-eye headlamp design.
If the design looks somewhat familiar to you, it’s because it was also featured on the Viziv concept that Suby unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The roofline travels sleekly from the front windshield, over the glass roof and down shallow-raked rear window, and it offers an aggressive look to the new Legacy.
Around back, the taillights feature the same design language seen on the headlights, while the new dual tailpipes embedded in a deep recess in the bumper offer the concept a sportier look. The Legacy’s body is rounded out with an updated rear bumper, a stylish rear diffuser and upscale aluminum-silver garnishes.
The concept’s interior was carefully designed to offer the best experience for all four passengers. It is trimmed in a very cool brown base leather, combined with blue accents.
The instrument panel is newly designed and it includes a multifunction display that can be operated like to a smart phone or tablet. There is also a new three-spoke steering wheel and comfortable seats made from breathable material to help keep you cool.
For all of you techies out there, the new Legacy concept offers the latest "EyeSight" — an advanced driving assist system that provides the driver with all the necessary information on the surroundings.
Subaru hasn’t offered any details just yet on the engine, but we expect it to be offered with an improved version of Subaru’s famous boxer engine combined with the Symmetrical AWD (S-AWD) system and likely a CVT.
Of course do not expect to be able to ever drive the concept we will see in Los Angeles, but design elements from it will be featured in the next generation Subaru Legacy set to arrive in time for the 2015 model year. Prices will be announced at a later date.
The Nissan Altima entered its fifth generation at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and it brought some updates that made it even more popular among customers. It received a redesigned exterior, an updated interior and a choice of two engines. The base model features a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 182 horsepower and the options powerplant it a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine rated at 270 horsepower.
The current Altima is priced from $21,500.
Fusion also entered a new generation at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, plus it became a global-market car for the first time.
The current Fusion is offered with a 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine equipped with an automatic start/stop system. Optionally, buyer can choose a more powerful 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine rated at 237 horsepower.
Prices for the 2014 Fusion start at $22,495.
The current Legacy already looks pretty cool, but if the next-generation looks anything like the LA-bound concept, then it will surely be a hit among midsized car shoppers. Stay tuned for more details.