A_A_ron Posted July 31, 2017 Share Posted July 31, 2017 It's back or at least it will be in the form of a 2.4 turbo powered Legacy. I have confirmed a number of things with my local Subaruguru. -The H6 is dead. They will not be continuing a 6 cylinder in the SGP. -The 7th Gen Legacy will roll out in 2020 along with the Outback on the SGP. -The Ascent will debut a 2.4 Turbo FA (or FB?) for it's sport/limited power trim. All of these combine to say that the new Legacy generation will have a turbo'd 2.4 like the Ascent. It's very likely that the Forester, Outback, and Legacy will all share this power train option. As far as a hood scoop or manual transmission that's something we could only speculate on. The current Forester has the top mounted inter cooler fed by an air duct from the grill. I don't think they would trade the higher hood and fuel economy for the cleaner look. Since the Legacy is a lower car raising the hood and grill a couple inches will probably hurt visibility. My buddy doubted they would offer a manual transmission mostly because the current Legacy Outback line up does not. There is some hope though as he said he's been surprised by the offerings that have come through. He noted there was an Impreza with HK radio, leather trim, and other limited style goodies paired with a 5 speed stick. If it turns out only to be a CVT option we will probably see the Legacy become a hard to tune car as the CVTs haven't been exactly tolerant of much power and the FAs have had carbon build up issues being direct injected. Anyway that's the latest rumors and my take on where the Legacy line is going. I hope to see a spec B or STI inspired larger sedan but I think the auto market is leaning to far towards the crossover for Subaru to make a dive into a car like the 5th Gen Legacy GT. Build Thread Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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