2015 Subaru Legacy GT Changes and Rumor
The new Legacy will arrive in showrooms as a 2015 model, in keeping with Subaru’s five-year product cycles, and we should see it unveiled early next year.
Though the prototype is heavily masked, we can clearly see its styling has borrowed elements from Subaru’s striking WRX concept shown at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Key elements include a rectangular grille, coupe-like profile, C-shaped lights at the rear, and dual-exhaust tips.
According to our photographer, the prototype was seen testing alongside an Audi Allroad and the outgoing Infiniti G37x. Symmetrical all-wheel drive will remain standard.
As for powertrains, expect a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit to continue in the base 2.5i model. This engine was only added for the outgoing Legacy’s 2013 facelift, so expect its 173-horsepower rating to also remain unchanged. A six-speed manual should remain the standard transmission option, with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) continuing to be offered as an option.
Though it’s yet to be confirmed, the 2.5GT is expected to make a return, though this time with a smaller 2.0-liter turbo instead of the former’s 2.5-liter mill. This 2.0-liter engine is already featured in the 2014 Subaru Forester where it delivers a stout 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Our source tells us a hybrid model is also planned, as part of Subaru’s Motion-V strategy to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of its cars by 30 percent by the middle of the decade. It’s likely this model will replace the range-topping 3.6R six-cylinder Legacy.
This new car from Subaru has two different engines with all wheel drive system. The base engine has 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that will produce the 173 hp and 174 lb-ft or torque. The standard of the base engine is 2.6i that will be the 6-speed of manual transmission that comes along with the hill-holder feature, whereas the CVT is an optional. The Legacy 2.5i with the CVT can sprint from zero to about 60 mph in 9.4 seconds. The top model 3.6R boast a 3.6 liter boxer of 6-cylinder engine, and this will produce about 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. However, the only available transmission of this new Subaru Legacy is the automatic 5-speed with shift paddles. The 3.6R can run in 7.1 seconds from stand still to 60 mph.
The exterior of 2015 Subaru Legacy is equipped with steel wheels 16 inches and headlights automatic, for the 2.5i premium includes 17 inches of alloy wheels, optional sunroof, and body-color outside the mirrors. The other features are double wishbone of rear suspension, spoiler sporty rear, monitoring tire pressure, front fog, strut front suspension, independent suspension four-wheel along with the front and also the bar rear stabilizer.