Spring 2007 Forward to a Friend


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LEGACY AND OUTBACK HAVE NEW “FACES” AS WELL AS ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE FEATURES.

The 2008 Legacy and Outback models offer revised exterior and interior styling along with new safety and performance features. Refreshed styling emphasizes the premium nature of the vehicles. Feature highlights include the expansion of the Subaru stability control system (Vehicle Dynamics Control – VDC) to more models and the addition of a six-cylinder model to the Legacy lineup.

2008 OUTBACK
 


Outback’s freshened appearance does not preclude its traditional capabilities as a versatile vehicle. It has gained a more rugged appearance with a revised grille, fenders, hood, and wheels (turbocharged and six-cylinder models). Ride height (up to 8.7 inches, depending on model) from its heavy-duty raised suspension remains superlative. And the heart of the Outback driveline (as well as the core of its active-safety capabilities) is a Subaru four- or six-cylinder Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Other driveline features available in some models include:

  • Automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT® manual control
  • Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE), which enables the engine/transmission to function in three different modes (Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp)
  • VDC, which helps the driver retain handling control through management of the engine and the braking system

Other features for 2008 include:

  • Redesigned instrument panel
  • Electroluminescent instrument panels on turbocharged and six-cylinder models
  • Choice between XM® and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio as an accessory
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel on premium models, with controls for the audio system, cruise control, multi-information display, and SI-DRIVE
  • Integrated key fob, with the key and fob in one unit
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System across the model line

2008 Legacy
2008 LEGACY
 

Benefiting from revisions and enhanced features similar to those in the Outback models, Legacy also has a new flagship model – the Legacy 3.0 R Limited. Model-line changes include revised grille and front sheet metal, new headlights and taillights, and new front and rear bumper fascias. Front and rear overhangs have been reduced, too. These changes provide a sportier and more sophisticated appearance.

The 3.0 R Limited is the first six-cylinder Legacy model for the North American market. It features a paddle-shift transmission with a new “downshift blipping control,” which matches engine revs to road speed when shifting to a lower gear. In doing so, it mimics a well-shifted manual transmission. Other special features include a Bilstein Sport Suspension (though not inverted like the 2.5 GT spec.B) and 18-inch wheels and 215/45 R18 Bridgestone Potenza tires.

Highlights of the 2008 Subaru Legacy lineup include:

  • Redesigned instrument panel
  • Electroluminescent instrument panels on turbocharged and six-cylinder models
  • Choice between XM® and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio as an accessory
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel on premium models, with controls for the audio system, cruise control, multi-information display, and SI-DRIVE
  • Integrated key fob
  • 60/40 split flat-folding rear seatback
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Available automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT® manual control
  • Available SI-DRIVE
  • Available VDC
BRINGING THE BRAND FORWARD
Legacy also has a new flagship model – the Legacy 3.0 R Limited.

Building upon Subaru tradition, the changes for 2008 only enhance the award-winning Outback and Legacy models. These refreshed vehicles retain Subaru Core Technology (Boxer engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, four-wheel long-travel independent suspension, and rigid chassis construction) and Subaru Safety Technology.

The 2008 Outback and Legacy models will be available later this year.

To learn more about the current line of Subaru vehicles, go to www.subaru.com.