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2015 Subaru Legacy photos leaked

Tue, 04 Feb 2014

The 2015 Subaru Legacy was scheduled to debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, but press photos leaked early at a certain Aussie site. Down under it's called the Subaru Liberty.

The new car takes some cues from the Legacy Concept we saw at the Los Angeles Auto Show, though many of the curved lines seem to have been pulled straight. That concept pulled from the even wilder Viziv design study introduced at the Geneva motor show.

Legacy sales are actually down 14 percent this January over last, though Subaru sales are up as a whole. We're not sure if the polar vortex had anything to do with it, but we definitely won't rule it out.

The instrument panel behind the wheel looks similar to the outgoing model, while the center console and gear selector area has been upgraded. The cup holders now sit right of the shifter, and three knobs look to control the climate directly in front. An updated touchscreen with new controls is also featured prominently.

We'll find out more about the engine selection later this week. The 148-hp, 2.0-liter flat-four from the Crosstrek will probably be standard with the 173-hp, 2.5-liter optional. Last year's model featured a CVT in H4 models with a five-speed automatic in six-cylinder cars.

The 2015 Subaru Legacy takes cues from the Legacy Concept.

By Jake Lingeman