It happens all the time. We get excited about a really attractive Subaru concept, and then the production car comes out and, well, "disappointed" isn't a strong enough word. (Compare that hot Impreza concept to the final production car.) So while we're hopeful that this new Legacy concept previews something sleek for Subaru, allow us to be fully on record as not getting our hopes up.

Anyway, let's talk about how good this car looks. From the front, comparisons to the Buick Regal GS are warranted, but from all other angles, it has a very four-door coupe-like shape. The concept rides on 21-inch wheels with bulging wheel arches that Subaru says hints at the car's all-wheel-drive system (standard Subaru fare, BRZ aside).

As for what exactly this concept previews, the safe guess is, of course, the next-generation Legacy midsize sedan. And while we'll keep our fingers crossed for a sweet-looking production sedan to come out of Fuji Heavy in the near future, it's safe to say we're still skeptical.


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      ebauer427
      • 1 Year Ago
      the profile and side view look like a honda accord coupe.
      aruca2526
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Subaru actually builds something similar to this, it will go a long way in making people view the make as something other than "quirky".
      sk
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car will never see the light of the day with that rear head room(or rather lack of it) When was the last time Subaru made a production car that looks anything like their Concepts anyways?
      SethG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. With this, the Levorg and the CrossSport revealed today, you'd think someone at Subaru didn't want us to notice the reveal of the new WRX.
      npier598
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice looking car. Now make the production version look at least 90% like that but in the form of a wagon and we'll talk.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you compare the new WRX with the concept car, you will notice that the production car has smaller wheels and smaller wheel openings, and a higher roofline in the back. So if you mentally photoshop smaller wheels and a higher roofline onto this car, it will probably be close to what the new Legacy will look like.
      Big Rocket
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the 4th picture in the photo gallery, the guy is saying: "Trust me, the production car will look exactly the same as this concept car!"
      glenn.slippy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone just keep in mind that that nice sloping rear window line also limits rear headroom. That part they aught to change, even if just a little.
      healthtrekker
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's one of the nicest car paint-job colors I've ever seen. Great job!
      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait to see how Subaru will somehow manage to screw this up.
      FX Gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      There goes that familiar grill.. again.
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      It\'s like asian car makers bring in european designers for the show cars, and then get 5th graders in art-class to design the production version.
        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ffelix422
        Actually, no. This really has nothing to do with the designers, and has everything to do with money and production costs. In case you didn't know, they are using the same platform as the regular Impreza, which is the main reason why this WRX looks so different from the concept, which was originally going to use its own chassis.
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