Striking Subaru Legacy Concept Announced, Lays More Bricks for Brand’s Aesthetic Reinvention [2013 L.A. Auto Show]

Subaru Legacy concept

Subaru’s Advanced Tourer concept that debuted in Tokyo two years ago was a headline-grabber, and we prayed to the deity of automotive design that its creases, pronounced folds, and aggressive fascia would make it to production. Judging by this freshly revealed Legacy concept, not to mention the production-spec WRX that the brand previewed earlier this week, there seems to be a chance our prayers will be answered.

The Legacy concept eschews the current model’s three-box silhouette in favor of an oh-so-trendy coupe-like roofline. The concept’s striking looks are heightened by a new take on the brand’s angular, three-dimensional headlight arrangement that it refers to as “hawk-eye.” The taillamps mirror the front units and are reminiscent of the WRX concept’s, while the 21-inch wheels are sheltered by swollen fender flares. The car looks great, and moves the brand’s styling forward while being unmistakable for anything other than a Subaru.

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The concept serves as Subaru’s toast to 25 years of the Legacy, and will make its debut at next week’s Los Angeles auto show. The Japanese automaker isn’t talking details yet, other than to say the show car uses the brand’s all-wheel-drive drivetrain, which of course it does. Check back next week for full details and more information on Subaru’s burgeoning design reinvention.

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