All-New Subaru “Legacy” to Make World Debut at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Subaru Press Release: 

Tokyo, January 30, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the all-new “Legacy” (US specifications model) will make its world debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show (Press day: February 6 and 7; Open to the public from February 8 through 17, 2014). The Legacy, Subaru’s flagship model which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will be unveiled at the press briefing scheduled for 10:30 AM CST on February 6 at Subaru booth.

The all-new Legacy is a mid-size sports sedan which offers enhanced driveability and functionality while achieving a design required for a flagship model with a quality feel. Its styling fused with functionality such as roominess and visibility embodies the design direction proposed by the “Legacy Concept” at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

Reworked Subaru Forester is Top Selling Model of 10/13

In an article by the CT Post, it’s been written that the 2013 Subaru Forester is a top-selling vehicle in the US, and Subaru’s top selling model. This is going on because of the boom in compact SUV sales. These small SUVs, or utility vehicles, are extremely popular among many different groups including families, baby boomers, and everyday car buyers.

Since 2000, the sales of compact SUVs has soared. From 405,000 to well above 1.6 million. The “smaller” vehicles get better gas mileage than their larger SUV counterparts, they sit higher giving driver’s a better and safer view, they have plenty of storage, and they’re generally cheaper than larger SUVs or trucks.

The new Subaru Forester is larger inside than the last model, and sales are up significantly in 2013, up 57%. Expect more crossover models to come, as these vehicles become increasingly popular.