• Mar 11, 2009
2010 Subaru Legacy - Rendered - Click above for a gallery

Following up on our earlier story about the 2010 Subaru Legacy's impending rumored debut at the New York Auto Show, a handful of renderings have surfaced from a variety of sources giving us a glimpse of what we might see in the Big Apple.

Many of you have voiced some (ahem) minor displeasure with the Legacy concept's new nose, and although these images aren't official, they won't do much to curb your criticisms. While we're evenly split on how well the new fascia will make the transition from concept to production, here's hoping that the blistered wheel arches and taut rear end make the migration from the drawing board to the dealerships.



[Source: NASIOC via InsideLine]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally a japanese car that doesnt look japanese. Hopefully the interior doesnt look japanese either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the current models are fine, but this one crosses the line --- looking too much like an American SUV. Subaru doesn't understand it's market...people who want an SUV but feel guilty about it. This car is too butch for the New England professor / ex-hippie / bird watching crowd that loves the Outback.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought people would've gotten used the the Euro pedestrian crash spec front ends by now. First ones I remember were the VWs with that giant V shaped front. Or maybe they just complain about every bulbous v shaped nose in general and don't put 2 and 2 together. Can't look too much worse in person than my outback with it's nerdy smoked plastic anti-chip windscreen thingy on it. ;)

      Sounds like a giant car though. The current one is a little cramped inside, so perhaps it's a good thing, but only if the e-brake gets moved to the passenger side.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, but I don't get it.

        Just look at the nose of the GTI-R that's up today. That thing isn't some high-nosed monstrosity!

        Whiskey Tango Subaru?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just when you though tit couldn't get worse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Fold the page more and make a 3dr hatch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Subarus have always been quirky looking cars, and that's at least part of the appeal. While I can see why people don't like it, I definitely appreciate that it stands out -- no one can accuse it of being bland, that's for damned sure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the current Legacy is a fairly handsome-looking car. I'd rank its looks above the bulbous Camry and bloated Accord. Except the rear, perhaps, which is a bit too 90's Japanese.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you're confusing "quirky" with "ugly".
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kill it wtih fire.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has Subaru not learned anything about popular response to their designs? the schnozz treatment on the Impreza and Tribeca, the negative response to the Impreza's new styling... The Baja which would have done much better as a Forester modification, than an Outback modification, plus needing better hardware to really succeed.

      The BL/BP series (current) Legacy and Outback are among the better looking, if not the best looking cars in Subaru's lineup, the others being the GC Impreza Coupe, and SVX... 94-99 Legacy wasn't so bad either.

      Maybe there is still a glimmer of hope for the Subaru/Toyota coupe... but it is pretty dim, and distinctly possible that it will be aesthetically less than stellar, as well.

      I probably won't sell my BL-series ('05-'09) Legacy until something better comes down the line.

      Otherwise there would be a used Porsche... Get my AWD, 6-speed, boxer powered goodness a bit higher on the food chain.

      Subarus, Porsches, BMW Motorcycles... hate to see any of them in decline.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There seems to be a mob mentality when it comes to Subaru design. These cars have always come under the gun of criticism at the time of there release, even the seemingly perfect 05-09' Legacy range. Now you won't catch me saying that this car is a looker, but honestly take a step back and imagine this vehicle being released by another japanese automaker. People can scream bloody murder all they want about how Subaru has no style...but neither does any other auto maker from the east. Compare this to a Camery with it's Hotwheel in a microwave sheet metal and humor tumor emblem bulge on the front hood. Or line it up against the Accord with it's random character gouges and saggy posture. Perhaps Nissan with their ever more flippant grill designs and ridiculous fender flares. This new legacy looks like what it is...another over blown Japanese automobile that lacks design flow or identity beyond the badges glued to it's front and rear. They all look like suppositories with gimmicky fender bulges and over done grills. So crucify Subaru as much as you like but none of the midsize sedans or wagons from Japan are good looking...except the Mazda 6 which turned out looking awesome by some fluke of nature.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yikes. That looks pretty darn bad (and I don't think the "quirky" Subarus are ugly by any means (Impreza, et al), BTW).
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's slightly less ugly than the concept. Certainly not as good looking as the current ones, but the tall greenhouse and origami nose details aren't as obvious. The contrasting grille surround on the first Outback rendering looks like a VW/Audi knockoff.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I have the words: "And that's what makes a Subaru a Subaru."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Further proof that "Beautiful Styling" is not "what makes a Subaru, a Subaru".
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought that the wagons were Outbacks and the sedans were legacy's now? It looks like they are returning to their roots. The wagon does not slope down as much as it used to. More cargo room. That's good
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