Subaru will be featuring at the 2012 New York Auto Show (6th-15th April) with the restyled Legacy and Outback models, subject to an aesthetic upgrade. The front section gets a styling update similar to the one proposed by the new Impreza and benefits of some interventions to the front bumper, a more generous grille and new headlights. Inside we find enriched finishes, a multi-function 3.5 inch display and a redesigned dashboard plus a more sophisticated sound system equipped with Bluetooth, iPod and USB connectivity. Subaru technicians have also enhanced steering and suspension setup to improve comfort.
Under the hood is placed a new 2.5 litres four-cylinder boxer engine coupled to a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). It delivers 175 hp and 236 Nm of torque, 3 hp and 5 Nm more than the previous version. The engine range also includes a second boxer, a 3.6 litres with 260 hp. The technological equipment is also enhanced with a few safety systems: Eyesight Pre-Collision Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Active Cruise Control.