Motor Image Pilipinas’ (MIP) booth for this year's Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) was highlighted with the unveiling of 2 new vehicles, the all-new Outback and this, the all-new 6th generation Subaru Legacy.
The 6th generation Legacy's new dynamic look is fashioned with sharp contour lines and a body-integrated hexagonal grille, flanked by a set of hawk-eye headlights.
As with previous models, this latest Legacy still has a spacious cabin, but it’s the fine details within that adds a sporty and sophisticated touch. Aside from the added silver interior highlights, its premium infotainment system has also been improved.
The all-new Subaru Legacy is available in 2 variants, the 2.5i-S and the 3.6R-S, priced at P1,808,000 and P2,098,000 respectively. Both are powered the brand’s famed boxer engine, with the 2.5i-S getting the 4-cylinder unit, rated at 175 hp and 235 Nm of torque, while the top-of-the-line 3.6R-S running the 6-cylinder, maxing out at 260 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
The boxer's mid-range torque has been increased for faster response. Its intake, exhaust, and combustion system were also tweaked for better fuel economy. Also, for the 3.6L version, changes in the Engine Control Unit (ECU) were made to improve efficiency.
Both variants feature Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and an upgraded Lineartronic CVT with a redesigned torque converter, oil pump, and forward-reverse mechanism.
Also upgraded are the Legacy’s active and passive safety systems as part of their “All-Around Safety” philosophy. Now, bigger airbags have been installed to provide maximum safety for both the driver and the passenger.
In case you’re wondering, the latest Legacy no longer offers a wagon version. That’s because the all-new Outback takes that spot, which essentially has the same DNA albeit the added off-roading capabilities.