Subaru has pulled the covers off its 2015 Legacy Concept before the car's debut at the LA Auto Show next week. The sedan trades in its relatively staid styling for a more aggressive, coupe-like design that almost makes us forget about the rear doors from some angles. Overall, the Legacy looks beefier than your average Subaru, similar to the Ford Taurus.

The concept's character line stretches all the way back to a small trunk, which helps the car achieve its coupe-like appearance. But the front end makes the biggest impression, with "hawk-eye" headlamps and a gaping hexagonal grille with three horizontal slats. The taillights have a shape similar to the headlamps to "enhance the solidity of the overall design," Subaru says.

Custom paint called Ocean Silver Metallic adorns the concept, which sports 21-inch wheels under bulging wheel arches that Subaru says hints at the standard all-wheel-drive system (the BRZ is the only two-wheel-drive Subie).

Head below for the press release, and be sure to check in next week for more information (and photos) of the Legacy Concept live from the LA Auto Show.
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CHERRY HILL, NJ -- November 14, 2013. Subaru of America, Inc. announced today it will debut the Subaru LEGACY CONCEPT at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new LEGACY CONCEPT celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy and provides a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models.

Adorned with a custom Ocean Silver Metallic paint scheme, the LEGACY CONCEPT features a more coupe-like silhouette. The LEGACY CONCEPT is a modern interpretation of the Legacy and features a more distinguished front design with a new hexagonal grille and a sharper hawk-eye headlamp design.

Flared wheel arches cover 21-inch wheels and hint at the standard Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive drivetrain. A pronounced character line flows into the short rear deck and ends in the rear tail lamps. The tail lamps echo the hawk-eye headlamp design and enhance the solidity of the overall design.

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      Remember the WRX Concept? Prepare for the disappointment
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      It's a Subaru concept, so the next Legacy will look nothing like this. This is just what their designers do to build their portfolios.
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      After seeing how the WRX ended up... I'm not holding my breath.
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      Oh No Subaru,I refuse to let you fool me again with your sexy concept cars!
      Mr Sled
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      So it just proves that Subaru has the design team to conceptualize a fashion forward vehicle. I don't know where they go wrong in getting this stuff on the road.
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      Getting excited over concept cars by Subaru is like getting excited over a girl who photoshopped her picture on Facebook.
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      Subaru makes me sick. Here we go again, another gorgeous concept that doesn't have a chance in hell of being produced. Look at the WRX concept and now look at the production vehicle. Typical ugly Subaru. Look hard at this coupe because this is the only time you will see it if their past is anything to go by. This thing is seriously gorgeous. M
      The Rookie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Buick Regal coupe?
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      I recognize those tail lights from at least three previous concepts-think its safe to say that they (still) won't materialize. Compared to the spy photos of the someone already said, don't hold your breath on this one.
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      The 2009 Legacy concept was different in that it was pretty much the production car.
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        Yeah, I check out the 09 Legacy concept again, pretty much the same as the production without futuristic touch typical on concepts.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Way better than the current product. It seems Subaru builds ever other generation car that looks good.
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