Subaru launched the world’s first 4-door sedan’s new “Legacy” (US specification) on February 7, 2019, at the Chicago Motor Show held in the United States.
2020 Subaru Legacy New Engine and Chassis
Legacy is a senior model of Subaru born in 1989 and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The new model announced this time is the 7th generation model, under the development concept “a sedan with a sense of security that promises free actions”, has evolved further while inheriting the value of legacy so far It is a model.
Body size is (full-length × full width × total height) = (4840 × 1840 × 1500 mm), common with previous models except that the total length has been slightly increased. The same wheelbase as the previous Legacy (2750 mm), but the body structure has been redesigned. Specifically, by adopting a vehicle skeleton that conforms to the new generation of chassis technology “Subaru Global Platform” that optimizes the body rigidity, it is possible to achieve an accurate response to steering operation, comfortable ride, quiet interior Realize space.
In addition, for the first time as Subaru, a complete internal frame structure that welds the outer panel after the skeleton assembly is compatible with high rigidity, weight reduction and the corresponding improvement in dynamic texture. With regard to the circumference of the foot, the adoption of the lower arm of aluminum etc. reduced weight to improve handling and ride comfort.
The lineup of the power unit has also been revamped, and the new 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine (maximum output 182 hp / 5800 rpm, maximum torque 239 Nm / 4400 rpm) and high torque from the low revolution range Set 2.4 liter horizontally opposed 4 cylinders direct injection turbo engine (260 hp / 5600 rpm, 376 Nm / 2000 – 4800 rpm). The transmission adopts CVT ” lineartronic ” which raised efficiency by a wide change of transmission ratio width and revamp of a hydraulic system, and Subaru tradition “Symmetrical AWD” is adopted as a drive system.
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2020 Legacy Fulfilling Driving Support System
The improvement of equipment is also a selling point, not only to make all the car standard equipment for the driving support system ” EyeSight“, but also for the first time as the US specification, the lane center maintenance control · preceding vehicle follow-up steering control “EyeSight” · Touring Assist “Adopted. In addition to driver’s dozing and inattentive driving detection/warning function, “driver monitoring system (US name: driver focus)” which automatically adjusts seat position, door mirror angle, air conditioning setting for each registered driver is also prepared.
Largest, Most Comfortable Legacy Interior Ever
The interior has been completely redesigned for extra comfort, style, and passenger space — making the 2020 Legacy the most comfortable ever. Plus, it’s the quietest cabin of any Legacy we’ve ever made. A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory function and a new power passenger seat with height adjustment are available to ensure optimal comfort is just a touch away. Rear seat passengers get more space for comfort with 39.5 inches of rear legroom — more than Accord, Camry, Malibu, or Sonata.
It also features a new infotainment system, with a vertical 11.6-inch large STARLINK Multimedia touchscreen provided in the center cluster, it is possible to operate various functions in a sensation like a smartphone or a tablet. It also supports cooperation with smartphones such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SmartDeviceLink, so that you can operate various applications on the in-vehicle interface regardless of the OS on the terminal side.
The new US legacy will be produced at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Subaru’s US manufacturing base, and sales will begin around autumn 2019.