Subaru

Following the debut of the Legacy Concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, it appears Subaru is now ready to show us the real thing. The Japanese automaker has just confirmed that a production-spec Legacy sedan will officially bow at next week's Chicago Auto Show.

All we have to work with right now is the teaser image you see above, as well as some general overview-type stuff from Subaru in regards to its new model. According to the company's press blast, the next Legacy "is a midsize sports sedan which offers enhanced driveability and functionality while achieving a design required for a flagship model with a quality feel." In other words, it's a brand-new Legacy.

The Legacy Concept was a decidedly attractive thing, combining coupe-like styling elements and a new design that sort of reminds us of a Buick Regal GS. Of course, Subaru has a storied history of creating excellent-looking concept cars, only to later unveil very watered-down production versions, so we fully expect its new midsize sedan to be quite a bit more boring than the show car we saw in LA. Let's hope we're wrong.

We'll have the full skinny next week as part of the Chicago festivities. For now, scroll down for Subaru's official press release.
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All-New Subaru "Legacy" to Make World Debut at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Tokyo, January 30, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the all-new "Legacy" (US specifications model) will make its world debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show (Press day: February 6 and 7; Open to the public from February 8 through 17, 2014). The Legacy, Subaru's flagship model which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will be unveiled at the press briefing scheduled for 10:30 AM CST on February 6 at Subaru booth.

The all-new Legacy is a mid-size sports sedan which offers enhanced driveability and functionality while achieving a design required for a flagship model with a quality feel. Its styling fused with functionality such as roominess and visibility embodies the design direction proposed by the "Legacy Concept" at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.