The current Subaru Legacy has an attractive and commendable profile. Due to this, it is not wise to expect the automaker to tinker with an already fine thing. Subaru first introduced the Legacy to the market as a small car in 1990 and over years, the model has grown in terms of both size and refinement. Earlier, the model was available in two body styles, such as a sedan and a wagon, which created a lot of puzzlement. However, the wagon was offered a different classification in 2007, which is now being sold with the name, Subaru Outback. New 2017 Subaru Legacy concept is mid-size sedan with fresh and attractive design
2017 Subaru Legacy Changes, Exterior
The external profile of the outgoing model Legacy looks astonishing, and so it is expected that the new Subaru legacy concept 2017 will not get much modification in its outside design. However, the front fascia comes equipped with a revamped chromed grille, wearing the Subaru emblem in the middle. A pair of new headlights, designed with the LED technology, flanks the grille of the new concept vehicle. The 2017 model Subaru Legacy will also come equipped with LED mist lights to assist in inadequately lit areas.
At the back, the 2017 concept vehicle comes equipped with a redesigned bumper, incorporated with double exhaust pipes. The attractively designed LED taillights further increase the charm of the rear part of the vehicle.
In general, the 2017 model Subaru Legacy weighs less because of the liberal use of frivolous materials with the intention of perking up its performance and fuel saving. The base model of the 2017 Legacy will be provided with a set of new alloy wheels with the diameter of 18 inches, whereas the higher end models will be offered with new alloy wheels with the diameter of 20 inches. The new concept vehicle is also expected to come equipped with improved suspensions in the front and at the back.
2017 Subaru Legacy Concept Interior
The new Subaru sedan concept is expected to come with the same cabin setting as that of the earlier model. However, it will be crammed with contemporary and high-quality materials according to the modern needs. Consistent with rumors, the cabin comes filled with a blend of leather, fiber and wood materials.
The cabin is designed to offer a comfortable sitting space for five people. It also comes equipped with split and foldable back seats to boost the cargo space at the back. Some of the notable standard internal features available with the new concept vehicle comprise a Starlink touch-screen infotainment network, with a backup camera and lively torque vectoring to perk up handling.
When comes to convenience, the 2017 model Legacy concept comes with standard features that include:
Power operated windows and mirrors.
Regarding the safety and its occupants, it comes equipped with latest systems, such as ABS, electronic brake force distribution and vehicle dynamics control.
This time, the Subaru Legacy comes equipped with three engine options among which two engines, such as the 2.5 liters and 3.6-liter powertrains are carried over from the departing model.
The first powertrain will be a four-cylinder unit with the displacement of 2.5 liters, which will be capable of generating the utmost power of 175 ponies and the utmost torque of 174 lbs per foot. This powertrain will be mated to a continuously variable transmission system and this gearbox will be offered with the all-wheel drive system.
The second 2017 Subaru Legacy engine to operate the new Legacy concept will be a V6 unit with the displacement of 3.6 liters, which will be capable of generating the utmost power of 256 ponies and the utmost torque of 247 lbs per foot. This powertrain will also be mated to a continuously variable transmission.
The third unit, which is designed to power the new Legacy, will be a turbocharged unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters, which will be capable of generating the utmost power of 250 ponies and the utmost torque of 258 lbs per foot.
Regarding fuel economy, the 2.5-liter powertrain offers the city mileage of 26 mpg and the highway mileage of 36 mpg. On the other hand, the 3.6-liter powertrain offers the city mileage of 20 mpg and the highway mileage of 29 mpg.
2017 Subaru Legacy price and the date of release
The new Subaru legacy 2017 release date is expected to be the second half of 2016. Regarding pricing, the new Legacy concept will a bit pricier than the current model, which is expected to be available at a starting price of $ 21,700.
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New Subaru Legacy concept 2017 photos