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08 Legacy and Outback debut at Detroit Auto show
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Author:  Admin [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:11 pm ]
Post subject:  08 Legacy and Outback debut at Detroit Auto show

January 6th; 2008 Legacy and Outback debuts at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Subaru also debuted its new flagship sedan model, the Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Limited, the first 6-cylinder Legacy (not Outback).
2008 Legacy and Outback model are distinguished by revised styling for 2008, featuring a new grille with chrome crossbars and a central Subaru logo that represents the company’s aeronautical heritage.
The new 2008 Subaru Legacy features all-new front sheet metal with a larger grille opening, new front and rear bumper fascias, and new headlights and taillights. The new front and rear design features reduced overhangs for a sportier appearance.
The Legacy 3.0 R is positioned to compete against midsize All-Wheel Drive performance sedans and introduces a performance-oriented paddle-shift transmission with a new “downshift blipping control” that gives the rev-matching behavior of an expertly shifted manual transmission. The Legacy 3.0 R is also equipped with Bilstein Sport Suspension and 18-inch wheels and tires.
For 2008, the Subaru Outback also debuts new front sheet metal, but features a larger and more upright grille for a bolder appearance. Combined with the new grille and front fascia, the re-designed fenders and hood deliver a more rugged look. The Outback also features unique fog lights and new wheels for the XT and six-cylinder models.
Inside, Legacy and Outback models gain a redesigned instrument panel and revised interior fabrics. A telescopic steering column and a new integrated ignition key/remote entry unit are now standard. Distinctive electroluminescent gauges, formerly featured only on the turbo Legacy and Outback models, will now be on the 6-cylinder models for 2008.
On the premium models, a redesigned steering wheel offers additional controls, including the audio system, cruise control, the multi-information display and separate Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) controls.
For 2008, the advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction system will be offered in more Legacy and Outback models, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now standard on all Legacy and Outback models.

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Seems like Subaru is dropping Outback sedans and Legacy wagons.

Anyway, good news:
Finally, a telescoping steering wheel.
A paddle shifter should be very cool for the sporty drivers.
Combining the key and remote is long overdue though those keys fobs are spendy to replace.
Bilstein suspension? Works well on the spec.B.

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