2020 Subaru Legacy Redesign, Specs & Release Date | The Japanese sedan is based on the latest platform of the Subaru and boasts rich technological equipment.
2020 Subaru Legacy Concept
Subaru has announced the seventh generation of the Subaru Legacy, which made its debut at the Chicago Motor Show. The Japanese sedan was built on the basis of the Subaru SGP platform, already used on the last generation of the Impreza. Due to its constructive characteristics and the materials used, the new platform guarantees a 70% higher rigidity and a significantly reduced weight compared to the previous Japanese sedan platform. The pitch and width of the new Subaru Legacy remain unchanged compared to the previous model, while the length reaches 484 cm (4 cm more).
2020 Subaru Legacy Engine Specs & Equipment
In the United States, where sedans still find space despite the ever-increasing demand for SUV models, the Subaru Legacy will be available in the Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and will be equipped with a revised version of the 2.5 liter aspirated 4-cylinder boxer engine, already employed on the recent Subaru Forester. The engine develops 185 hp at 5800 rpm and, according to the Japanese manufacturer, is able to trigger the Subaru Legacy from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.4 seconds. In addition, the new XT sporting equipment debuts, which includes a 2.4-liter turbo 4-liter gasoline engine boxer with 264 bhp at 5600 rpm and 277 Nm of maximum torque; the house declares that, with this engine, the Subaru Legacy can shoot from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds. The 2020 Subaru Legacy will adopt a CVT gearbox, continuously variable, all-wheel drive and the Active Torque Vectoring system, which intervenes during cornering by acting on the traction of the individual wheels and on the braking system, thus helping to maintain the vehicle in trajectory.
2020 Subaru Legacy Interior
The 2020 Subaru Legacy is equipped with the new Full HD touch screen of 11.6 inches, the largest and most advanced ever used by a Subaru, offered as standard with Standard, Premium, Sport and Limited. Like on a smartphone, app icons can be moved and configured according to personal preferences. The display can be used to interact with two different applications simultaneously, splitting the screen into two parts. The Subaru Starlink on-board technology includes Bluetooth connectivity, music streaming, voice commands, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the new SmartDeviceLinke apps (an alternative platform to Apple and Android that manages the smartphone connectivity with the car’s multimedia system). The system also includes the TomTom satellite navigation app which includes free map updates for a duration of 3 years; with some settings, the TomTom can also be activated and managed with voice commands (optional with the Premium, Sport and Limited settings, standard with the Touring and Touring XT set ups). Present in-car Wi-Fi connectivity, which offers access to the internet via a high-speed LTE connection.
Safety & Comfort
The Subaru Legacy is equipped with Driver Assist Technology, which includes a series of systems that provide greater safety and make driving more comfortable. The Driver Assist Technology, which for its operation uses a set of cameras positioned near the rearview mirror, includes the Adaptive Cruise Control, the system that maintains the speed selected by the driver and the rule based on the distance from the vehicle that precedes, automatically adapting to changes in motorway traffic; The automatic braking system in case of danger (which also acts in reverse); the blind spot detection system with lane change assistance which, thanks to sensors, warns the driver of the presence of vehicles not visible from the rearview mirrors; also present Lane Centering able to keep the car in an equidistant position from the strips that delimit the lane when using adaptive cruise control.
With the XT equipment, the new Subaru Legacy also features the Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System (optional on other versions): thanks to a dedicated camera and facial recognition software, it is able to distinguish the typical expressions of the driver tired or distracted; in that case, it will sound an alarm and a warning on the display. In addition, a system is available that allows the driver to view the vehicle’s blind spots on the display, with a view that extends up to 180 ° (standard only on the Subaru Legacy Touring version XT). With the Limited and Touring fittings, the directional led headlights are also available, which orient the light beam following the trend of the curves and the direction of the vehicle.
2020 Subaru Legacy Release Date
The new Subaru Legacy should be marketed in the United States starting from the autumn of 2019, so prices have not yet been disclosed.