The 2015 Subaru Legacy was scheduled to debut at the Chicago Auto Show, 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 LA 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 for controlling the climate are directly in front. An updated touchscreen with new controls is also featured prominently.