Subaru has officially unveiled the 2015 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show.
Set to go on sale this summer, the redesigned model has a "nosecone" front fascia that "combines the grille and bumper into one smooth piece." The car has also been equipped with a steeply raked windscreen, muscular wheel arches and LED taillights. Other highlights include an Active Grille Shutter system (on 2.5i models) and 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.
The exterior styling won't win everyone over but the cabin comes nicely equipped with higher quality materials and an improved design. Notable highlights include soft-touch plastics, metallic trim and an infotainment system with a 6.2-inch display. The model also has additional hip, shoulder, leg and elbow room.
Under the hood, two engines are available. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces 175 bhp (130 kW) and 174 lb-ft (235 Nm) of torque, while the 3.6-liter six-cylinder develops 256 bhp (191 kW) and 247 lb-ft (334 Nm) of torque. Both are connected to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The 2.5-liter engine enables the model to return an estimated 26 mpg city / 36 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined, while the six-cylinder should get 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined.
On the handling front, the Legacy has been equipped with a new power steering system and an Active Torque Vectoring system which can "apply brake pressure to the inside front wheel to facilitate more neutral cornering."
Check out the press release for additional information