Scooby don't: new 2019 Subaru Legacy not coming to UK

Published: 11 February 2019

► New 2019 Subaru Legacy revealed
► But it’s not coming to the UK
► What you need to know about 4dr 

The new, seventh-generation Subaru Legacy has been unveiled at the 2019 Chicago motor show – but UK dealers will not be stocking the four-door saloon, preferring to wait for forthcoming estates waiting in the wings.

The Legacy has traditionally been the range-topper of the Subaru range, but the newest saloon is destined to be a US-centric affair. Based on the company’s new Subaru Global Platform, it’s said to be roomier, techier and better to drive.

Subaru Legacy: the new 2019 saloon is here

Stateside buyers can choose from a pair of boxer petrol engines, when sales start in autumn 2019:

  • 2.4 turbo  260bhp @ 5600rpm, 277lb ft @ 2000rpm, 6.1sec 0-60mph
  • 2.5 naturally aspirated  182bhp @ 5800rpm, 176lb ft @ 4400rpm, 8.4sec 0-60mph

All new Legacys are four-wheel drive and boast torque vectoring for more secure handling and traction. Subaru is sticking to its guns and offering a CVT Lineartronic transmission only.

‘The UK market isn’t taking this Legacy, as it’s left-hand drive only,’ said a Subaru UK spokemsman. He added that a tougher Outback estate derivative was likely in the coming months.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet