The next-gen 2015 Subaru Legacy Concept has made its public debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show along with the production version of the WRX sedan. The concept version looks very beautiful, combines dynamic elements with a sculpted body lines design, even more sharp and aggressive.
Cases like this remind us of the WRX sedan concept that looks so beautiful when it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, but a bit disappointed when we saw the WRX production version. Subaru should learn from cases like this, so that cases like this will never happen again. We expect the full production model of the 2015 Legacy sedan doesn’t disappoint all of its consumers.
Regardless of what happened to the WRX sedan, the 2015 Subaru Legacy prototype recently undergone intensive testing on the European continent before its production models will be introduced early next year as a 2015 model. According to the WCF, the prototype looks with less camouflage and exterior design featuring rectangular front-grille and C-shaped taillights.
Talking about the engine lineup, the entry-level 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i is likely to remain powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine which can develop up to 173 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. The entry-level model will be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or a Lineartronic CVT that comes as optional.
Meanwhile, the Legacy 2.5GT will reportedly be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine that can deliver 250 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,000-4,800 rpm. This engine is likely to be taken from the 2014 Forester crossover. A six-speed manual transmission will be available as standard, while Lineartronic CVT is optional.
In addition, a rumor also indicates that Subaru will most likely offer a hybrid powertrain on the new Legacy sedan to replace the 3.6-liter DOHC six-cylinder engine that has been offered on the current 3.6R Legacy models. The current 3.6L engine can spew up to 256 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 247 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm; it’s available either with a Lineartronic CVT or standard six-speed manual gearbox.
All engine options will reportedly be equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System as standard on the car, as is usually offered on other Subaru models. We expect the Legacy production model will get standard 21-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust system and a rear diffuser, as we saw in the concept version.
There is not much information about cabin details, but the interior is likely to get a redesign, especially in terms of layout and cabin should adopt high quality material.
Talking about its launch date, we finally get some important information regarding the release date schedule. And now, the 2015 Subaru Legacy release date has been leaked. The new model is scheduled to be released in late 2014 and will go on sale in U.S. dealerships in early 2015. Of course, the official pricing details have not been revealed at this time, but we predict the price range for the new Legacy sedan is around $20,495-$29,795.
To remind you, the current Legacy models hit U.S. dealers with a starting price of $20,295 for the 2.5i variant, followed by the 2.5i Premium model that starts at $23,295 and $25,295 for the 2.5i Sport models. The 2014 Legacy 2.5i Limited has an MSRP of $25,895, while the range-topping Legacy 3.6R Limited priced at $28,895.