• Apr 8, 2009
What Subaru left out back – Click to enlarge

While shooting the new 2010 Legacy at Subaru's display stand, we peeked behind a curtain to see if the Japanese automaker was hiding anything else out back. Usually we're confronted by a mess of wires and boxes when snooping around where we're not allowed, but this time we actually found a car! Subaru still has a press conference tomorrow and the new Legacy models are already out on the floor, so we knew the brand must have something else up its sleeve. The covered car is obviously a wagon with a high hood and fenders that appear to flare out farther away from the body than on the normal Legacy. Hmmm... What could it be? If you couldn't tell, we're guessing it's the Outback version of the new Legacy. We'll find out tomorrow morning if we're right, so stay tuned.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      *prepares to be unimpressed and bored*...
      • 5 Years Ago
      And then it hit me....Outback 'concept' edition, to be followed by the production at a later auto show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What time is the Subaru press conferece today guys?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if you would get in legal trouble for ripping that cover off?

      I wouldn't risk jail time to sneak a peek of a Subaru (especially for one of the tamer models)

      If it were Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Aston Martin, I'd be willing to serve some time in jail!!! ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Probably the new Subaru Outback.

      Toyota announced a while ago that they won't be offering Legacy Outback wagons anymore. But instead will simply name the wagons, "Outback" and continue to name the sedans, "Legacy".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep, neither Toyota nor GM has ever had a controlling interest in Subaru. Toyota doesn't issue Subaru press releases. Toyota has a stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru's parent company, that was recently increased from about 8% to about 18% after a change in Japanese law allowed a larger share. Subaru designed Tribeca and had a planned re-badged Saab version for GM that was axed when GM sold its shares. The Saab design eventually saw the light of day anyway when Subaru released the updated version of Tribeca in 2008 which did away with the much maligned aero-snout grille. Subaru also designed the Saab 9-2X, which was a re-badged WRX. Overseas (India only, IIRC) Subaru's Forester was sold as a Chevy Forester. No GM vehicles were ever re-badged as Subarus in the US (there was a GM van sold as a Subaru overseas, however).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably so b/c GM didn't do any current redesign before selling their shares. GM was focusing on the B9 Tribeca mostly. But Toyota made an official statement about separating the names Legacy & Outback individual vehicle nameplates once they gained control of Subaru.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Legacy Outback" as a name, has been dead since long before GM sold their share.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Legacy GT Wagon!

      please oh please!
        • 5 Years Ago
        That would be pretty huge, as we saw early pics of the Legacy but not the Outback. When Subaru decided against the Legacy wagon, the SUV crazy was still in full swing.

        We can only hope they've changed that decision as quickly as they facelifted the tribeca.

        And it would be absolutely horrible if they could only sell a Legacy wagon stateside with a diesel or GT setup. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Best tag line on Autoblog ever "what subaru left outback" It might be a new version of the SUV, but thats a long hood.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd def. put my money on the new outback, from the looks of the fender flares up front and at the rear. Those things look a bit large, but I'll definitely save judgement for when the car is unveiled tomorrow...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd say probably the 7-seat Exiga.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lol, why didn't you guys lift up the cover??
        • 5 Years Ago
        Autoblog's in flight movie to New York was Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Do you actually think they were actually 'sneaking' behind the curtain and not invited back stage by some quick thinking Subaru PR people?
        • 5 Years Ago
        they got skurred.

        Actually... check that.

        they probaly did lift the cover up and have a whole gallery of pictures to share, just cant becuase they signed some silly piece of paper.

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