Subaru today released a teaser photo that previews the 2015 Legacy sedan set to debut next week at the 2014 Chicago auto show. The car follows up on the Subaru Legacy concept (pictured below) shown at last fall’s 2013 Los Angeles auto show.
The teaser photo reveals that the 2015 Subaru Legacy will follow the concept car’s swept-back, coupe-like design cues, albeit with four doors. Subaru describes the new Legacy as, “a sporty and modern sedan,” which matches what we gleaned from earlier spy photos. Camouflaged versions of the 2015 Subaru Legacy showed that the C-pillar would be angled to let the roof flow gently down into the car’s trunk, while the rounded nose would wear headlights that wrapped onto the front fenders.
Subaru Japan characterizes the new Legacy as, “a mid-size sports sedan” that also achieves, “a design required for a flagship model with a quality feel.”
Reports suggest that the 2015 Subaru Legacy could adopt higher-quality interior materials, LED lighting, and possibly even a hybrid powertrain. It will also likely receive the updated version of Subaru’s EyeSight safety system, which has color cameras with a greater range and faster reaction times. A new version of the car’s wagon sibling, the 2015 Subaru Outback, is also expected to debut sometime this year. The 2014 Subaru Legacy currently starts at $21,090, including destination, and is offered with both a 173-hp, 2.5-liter flat-four engine and a 256-hp, 3.6-liter flat-six engine.
The 2015 Subaru Legacy will make its official debut on February 6 at the 2014 Chicago auto show.