After revealing the new 2015 WRX last month at the Detroit Auto Show, Subaru knew that they had to step up their game in order to get the same reaction from Subaru fans at the Chicago Auto Show. Subaru seems to have succeeded by one-upping their last performance by debuting another updated 2015 model in Chicago. This is the 106th installment of the Chicago Auto Show since it first began in 1901 and this year features over 1,000 different vehicles, concepts and accessories. Subaru had to stand out and did so by unveiling the all-new 2015 Legacy with a sleeker design, a variety of interior enhancements as well as upgrades in safety technology and better fuel efficiency.
The Legacy speaks a new language
The 2015 Subaru Legacy is modeled closely after the Legacy Concept that was introduced in 2013. The sleeker profile starts at the nose with a one-piece grille and bumper combination that creates a smooth, fluid look and more aerodynamic profile. The aluminum hood reduces weight, which in turn enhances steering response. The 2015 Legacy’s windshield angle and new side view mirrors are designed to help improve visibility for the driver. The sportier and sleeker profile of the redesigned Legacy improves aerodynamics, which contributes to lower fuel consumption. The Active Grille Shutter system also helps improve fuel economy by reducing wind resistance when they close at higher speeds. These are simple examples of how Subaru wants to be better in more than just style, but in efficiency and practicality as well.
The Legacy sits back and enjoys the ride
One of the best aspects of the new Legacy is the 10 percent improvement in fuel economy. The 2015 Subaru Legacy offers and EPA estimated 26 mpg city / 36 highway. The 2015 Legacy will come standard with a Lineartronic CVT and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This matches or exceeds the fuel economy of some midsize models that are only offered with front-wheel drive. The 2015 Subaru Legacy is well equipped and comes with some awesome new features and options. Luxury was built into the Legacy with available perforated leather upholstery, two-position memory for the power driver’s seat, three-mode heated front seats and dual-mode heated rear seats. Subaru also added rear seat air conditioning vents and a high-end surround sound audio system.
The Legacy brings extra safety and dependability
The 2015 Legacy also comes armed with some serious safety upgrades in order to make sure your drive is the best and the most secure. The 2015 version of the Subaru Legacy will come standard with a rear-view camera, a rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags and welcome lighting that automatically illuminates the cabin and exterior as the driver approaches or leaves the car. The 2015 Legacy will also have a new rear radar system available for certain trim levels, which will offer three functions in preventative safety that include Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These will all help step toward a safer drive for not just the driver, but passengers, pedestrians and other drivers as well.
We at Subaru of Plano are excited for the future of the Legacy and look forward to its release in the second half of 2014. Be sure you do not miss any of the great events or specials we have at Subaru of Plano! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!