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Subaru’s Most Anticipated New Models Start Production

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You can guarantee these two new models will be huge hits for Subaru.

The 2020 Subaru Outback crossover and Legacy family sedan were both revealed earlier this year with a slew of improvements. These are some of Subaru’s most popular models, so these all-new versions have a lot to live up to. Demand is sure to be high, and now eager customers will soon be getting behind the wheel because Subaru has announced the 2020 Legacy and 2020 Outback have started production at the automaker’s Subaru of Indiana Automotive production facility, which is Subaru’s only production plant outside of Asia that opened in 1989.

Each model was driven off the assembly line during a ceremony for employees. "We’ve been preparing for this day for more than two years,” said Scott Brand, senior vice president at SIA. "Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our associates, we are launching the newest generation of these two iconic models with the highest quality our customers expect.”

The seventh-generation Legacy debuted at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show back in February, while the sixth-generation Outback debuted at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Both models offer Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and EyeSight driver assist technology as standard, along with an available tablet-style 11.6-inch infotainment screen and a DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System.

Both models are powered by a 2.5-liter boxer engine producing 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque, while top-of-the-line XT models are upgraded to a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer four good for 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy also benefit from Subaru’s new Global Platform, which offers increased safety, dynamics and quietness, as well as reduced noise, vibration, and harshness.

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"The new Legacy and Outback will provide customers with greater safety, technology and performance than ever before,” said Brand. "I’m proud of the commitment and teamwork that has made these vehicles a reality. I’m also excited for our customers.”

Despite both models getting a redesign, the 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy price increases are surprisingly low: the 2020 Legacy starts at an affordable $22,745 while the Outback starts at $26,645, representing a $200 and $300 price increase respectively over the previous model.

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