Subaru Legacy and Outback 2013 all set to debut
Subaru is set to unveil the 2013 models of their flagship Legacy sedan and its off-road cousin, the Outback, in addition to debuting the all-new XV Crosstrek crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Both the Legacy models have received considerable changes from its predecessor. The exterior receives a new sporty front fascia, with a few bolder curves. The ride and handling have been improved thanks to a stiffer structure and revised suspension geometry.
Subaru also claims to have done some rework under the hood. The 2.5i models will see a brand-new 2.5-litre DOHC boxer four that puts out 173 hp and 235 Nm of torque, an improvement of three and four, respectively.
But despite the change in figures, the 2013 Legacy’s new engine coupled with Subaru’s CVT automatic gearbox, achieve better fuel economy than the previous editions.
All-wheel-drive is standard on all models, and Subaru’s new “EyeSight” driver-assist system, which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Vehicle Lane Departure Warning and Pedestrian detection is also set to debut on the Legacy and Outback. A 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with voice activated controls and navigation will also be included in the options list.
Standard safety features include front and curtain airbags, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with stability and traction control and four-wheel ABS with Brake Assist safety system.
Both models will also be available with an optional 3.6-litre flat-six engine, mated to a five-speed automatic, that produces 256 hp. Later on, Subaru will also introduce a six-speed manual to both the models.
So far there has been no official announcement by Subaru as to when the duo will hit the GCC market. But we expect it to arrive sometime later this year, or by early 2013.
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