Prices will be announced closer to the on-sale date, but the new Legacy is essentially identical to the Outback saloon which made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. The manufacturer says 'sleek, low and muscular' best sums up the new saloon's styling which features a coupe-like roofline and steeply-angled rear window.
Top speed is 129mph for the manual and 126mph for the automatic, while the 0-60mph times are 8.6 seconds and 9.7 seconds respectively. Fuel economy for the manual is 30.4mpg on the combined cycle and 29.4mpg for the auto. Standard specification includes 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS brakes, twin airbags, electric windows, remote central locking, radio/cassette. Luxury pack adds cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, side airbags, air conditioning and front windscreen de-icers.