Legacy refined in sixth edition

Subaru has unveiled the all-new Legacy to be launched in New Zealand early 2015.

The new Legacy is the sixth generation of the original car which was introduced in 1989, 25 years ago.

Building on its core values of ride quality, environmental friendliness and safety performance such as the new “EyeSight" and Subaru’s first rear radar system the latest Legacy is a quality sports sedan.

The Legacy offers drivers sportiness with value and the fusion of design and engineering at a high level with the basic performance essential to a Subaru sedan—ride quality, safety, packaging and a pleasure to drive.

Subaru has created a sportier and more refined styling for the sixth generation flagship sedan. The styling focuses on a sculptured body evoking a sense of safety and a strong base which grips the road with All Wheel Drive.

A body-integrated hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights are the new face of Subaru. The dynamic character lines on the body side raise the class for a sports sedan.

The rear combination lamps have the same design motif as the front and LED lamps are employed for the tail and brake lamps to help enhance fuel economy and optimal light distribution has improved night visibility.

Interior quality and comfort has been raised with the next-generation interior offering a sportier driver’s area and an infotainment system for a more enjoyable in-car experience.

The cabin is configured for comfortable long distance driving, striking a balance between openness and secure feeling with adequate forward space and the wide dashboard has horizontal highlights to give an even more spacious feel.

The head unit has a navigation system and audio with intuitive touch operation. A wide, flat center display is employed to allow passengers to enjoy various media and provide them with information which is all consolidated onto the one screen.

A Harman Kardon sound system has exclusive audio settings for uncompromising acoustics. The instruments feature a dual-dial layout with a three-dimensional look and integrated color LCDs for greater presence and sporty impact. Blue-ring illumination of the meters in the top-grade models emphasizes the sporty feel.

The cabin has been made more comfortable with more room. Visibility, cabin space and Subaru’s world-class safety have been kept in a highly efficient package with strong, sporty styling and a bright, spacious feel.

Shoulder, elbow, waist and rear leg room in particular have been increased for a more comfortable cabin and further increased safety.

The A pillar has been moved forward to expand the cabin area. In addition, front quarter windows were added with door-mounted side mirrors to reduce the front blind spot created by the side mirrors for increased forward visibility.

Space between the driver and front passenger seat has been widened to enlarge both the center armrest and console box.

The chassis, steering, suspension and brakes have been totally revamped. Increased body rigidity and suspension mounting positions suppresses roll to achieve higher ride quality without sacrificing handling and road holding.

To improve the rigidity of the rear suspension and its mounting positions on the chassis, the shape of the rear support sub-frame has been completely redesigned to function as a member that enhances body rigidity. This achieves better ride quality and less vibration in the floor and seats.

The steering system employs a small, lightweight, high-powered control unit built into the electric power steering.

Building the electronic parking brake into the rear caliper makes the system quieter and more responsive.

Larger wheel bearings enhance rigidity while reducing weight for increased steering stability and ride comfort. The aerodynamic design also helps to improve fuel economy.

For further information contact:

Darren Nicholson at Farmer Auto Village – Subaru on 07 928 3350, 07 578 6017 or darreln@farmerautovillage.co.nz


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