Subaru to Discontinue Legacy Nameplate

It won’t be long before another Japanese midsize sedan is gone. Subaru has announced that it is discontinuing the Legacy after 36 years and 7 generations. The final Subaru Legacy will be produced at its Indiana Automotive factory in 2025, which will also be its final model year.

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The Legacy will be known as the midsize sedan that made Subaru’s patented symmetrical all-wheel-drive system go mainstream and paved the way for models such as the Outback crossover. Much like the Mitsubishi Galant VR4, the Subaru Legacy was the first to use the Group A 2.0L turbo, all-wheel-drive formula in rallying with the Legacy RS before the smaller Impreza WRC came along.

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While it still performs relatively well in the North American market, the 7th-generation Legacy is no longer being offered in markets like the ASEAN, Japan, and Australia due to low sales numbers.

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According to the automaker, though the Legacy is the longest-running Subaru model line, its discontinuation reflects market shifts from passenger cars to crossovers & SUVs and Subaru’s transition to electrified and fully electric vehicles.

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