Subaru Legacy Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery
All roads point east for the official unveiling of the 2010 Subaru Legacy, expected to make its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The new Legacy will take several design cues from its conceptual predecessor shown in Detroit, including yet another nose-job that's likely to filter through to the rest of the Subaru line-up in the coming years.
A post over at NASIOC (which was subsequently removed at the request of SOA) from a forum member who supposedly obtained information from a Subaru dealer provides a few details about the new Legacy. The 2010 model will be available with a four-cylinder (likely a 2.5-liter with a upgraded turbo) or a 3.6-liter H6, with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. GT Premium and Limited trims will be available, along with an electric parking brake, 18-inch wheels, six new colors, iPod interface and Bluetooth connectivity for both streaming audio and managing phone calls. A double-wishbone suspension is expected to be fitted at the rear and cargo capacity is expected to grow substantially. Also, it's rumored that both the new Legacy and Outback will be 3.6-inches wider than the outgoing model, with an additional four inches of rear-seat legroom (no word on overall length).
If the 2010 Subaru Legacy does appear in New York, expect sales to begin sometime this summer, with the Outback model following shortly thereafter. Top tip FaLeX!