Subaru Legacy wields 260hp turbo and huge touchscreen dash

Ruben Fields
February 11, 2019

The standard engine is an upgraded 182-hp 2.5L Boxer engine. The base engine is a 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder - the optional engine is a 2.4-liter, turbocharged flat-four.

Bigger brakes on 17- or 18-inch wheels, combined with the stiffer new platform and lower centre of gravity, also contribute to what Subaru is calling the most sophisticated and advanced Liberty in the model's 30-year history. The Golf GTI-inspired Jetta GLI will arrive at dealerships in the spring of this year with three trims: two regular.

A new iteration of Subaru's Starlink interface debuts on the 2020 Legacy and comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rearview camera. Quite the contrary. We've seen updates to several models in recent times and now it's giving a complete makeover to its flagship sedan. It's paired to a Lineartronic CVT transmission and can take you from zero to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in an estimated 6.1 seconds. The lightly-accented wheelarches are one of the few remaining hints of its rally-themed predecessors.

Subaru Southern Africa says it has "yet to decide on the local introduction of this model". "Wider fenders emphasize tire and wheel presence, while a frameless hexagonal grille and a lower grille intake that is molded to evoke the image of an aircraft add width and sportiness to the Legacy's aggressive stance". That has MacPherson struts at the front, and a double-wishbone layout at the rear. Unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the.

These days, SUVs and CUVs are all the rage, and Japanese automaker Subaru gets a large share of the credit for shifting public interest dating back to the introduction of its original Outback model.

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Evolutionary looks (it is a new Subaru, after all) mask a new platform, a new 2.4-litre turbo engine option, and an 11.6-inch tablet-style infotainment screen. "Both the Multimedia Plus and Multimedia with Navigation feature two rotary dial knobs, including one for audio volume".

Also new is the addition of a Front View Monitor offered as Standard on the range-topping Touring XT.

In terms of safety, the Gen VII Liberty is said to offer vastly improved crash protection courtesy of the new global architecture, while driver-assist safety technology includes an uprated version of Subaru's comprehensive EyeSight system. There's also a DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system (optional on Limited and standard on both XT trims), a Front View Monitor, LED Steering Responsive headlights, Reverse Automatic Braking and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. There are also new side mirrors, in case anyone noticed.

American dealers will get cars this fall.

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