The 2019 Chicago Auto Show starts this February 9, 2019, and one of its world debuts include the all-new Subaru Legacy midsize sedan.
Set to be underpinned by the all-new Subaru Global Platform that is now in the all-new Forester, Ascent, XV, and Impreza, the Subaru Legacy’s large infotainment screen has been teased. Based on the teaser, the infotainment system is running a new version of the brand’s Starlink infotainment system. There also appears to be a newly designed and more plush dashboard, with supple leather, stitching details, as well as a newly designed gear lever.
Of course, like every new Subaru, the Legacy will continue to feature the brand’s EyeSight semi-autonomous driver assist system, which bundles features such as full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. This comes on top of the expected blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and rear automatic braking that is also available in numerous Subarus already, which includes the Outback on which it is essentially the crossover version of the Legacy.
While the current model features a 2.5-liter H4 boxer engine and a 3.6-liter H6 boxer engine, we expect the new one to feature a slightly redesigned version of the current 2.5-liter engine, adding direct injection in order to slightly boost power. This is the same engine under the hood of the US-market Forester, with which it produces 182 hp and 238 Nm of torque. Power is expectedly sent through all four wheels via a CVT. We also speculate that the 2.4-liter H4 turbocharged boxer engine from the midsize Subaru Ascent to power the Legacy as well. This engine produces 260 hp and 375 Nm of torque with power sent through all four wheels via a CVT.
As February 9 comes closer, stay tuned to Go Flat Out to see what Subaru has in store for the all-new Legacy.