Subaru continues with teaser images of the 2020 Legacy. This time, the redesigned mid-size sedan reveals its new profile and windows. As you may see, the car will have front quarter windows, which is not too common these days. Since it has been rebuilt from the ground up, the popular sedan isn’t getting just the new exterior and interior designs. It will also be built on a new architecture and paired with a new engine.
Just like the new Impreza and Crosstrek, the 2020 Subaru Legacy will ride on Subaru Global Platform. The chassis is not just highly modular and compatible with electric power, but also significantly improves ride comfort and reduces noise in the cabin.
Speaking of the cabin, the new Legacy will have a really good one. The interior is definitely made of better quality materials and fitted with the company’s latest features. There’s a completely new infotainment system that’s fitted with a tablet-like touchscreen and MySubaru, while the front seats are getting heating and ventilating options. The sedan keeps several physical buttons for old times’ sake, so the driver gets the chance to control the emergency lights, radio, defrosters, and temperature selection on a way that slowly but definitely disappears. The HVAC system is paired with its own digital display, while the center stack hosts a new and a more angular gearshift.
The 2020 Subaru Legacy will definitely get a new option under the hood. The sedan is most likely going to lose the existing 3.6-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine. Instead of it, the new-gen model will get a new and amazing 2.4-liter turbo-four mill. The option combines turbocharging and direct injection technologies and thus provides a respectable output of 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. In case you don’t know, the current six-cylinder engine is limited to 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of grunt. In addition to more power, the new turbo-four will also deliver significantly better fuel economy numbers than the six-cylinder mill. We still have no idea whether the sedan is going to keep the other two engine options or not, yet we are sure that the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and all-wheel-drive continue to be standard irrespective of the engine under the hood.
The automaker will officially reveal the 2020 Subaru Legacy in a few days at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, so stay tuned for more information about the completely redesigned sedan that pretends to be among the best in its segment.