Wait, That's Not a 2013 Subaru Legacy

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Upon unlocking the 2013 Subaru Legacy and stepping inside, a startup graphic materializes on the information display between the speedometer and tachometer to welcome drivers to Subaru's midsize sedan. I stared at the graphic dozens of times before realizing — wait a second — that's not the Legacy I'm driving. The graphic shows a much cooler-looking vehicle.

The mystery graphic also doesn't reflect a previous-generation Legacy or anything else in Subaru's 2013 lineup. In fact, the design shows off a chiseled appearance, more prominent front fenders and wide stance. What is this car? Did the next-generation Legacy accidentally get programmed into the 2013? It looks a lot more interesting than the 2013 Legacy I was driving.

A quick inquiry to Subaru dashed any hope of the mean graphic being a real car. A Subaru representative says the graphic is stylized based on the Legacy concept and meant to highlight its design features, including the grille and hawk-eye headlight design.

Bummer. At least we can hope the next-generation Legacy takes inspiration from this graphic instead of evolving from the somewhat awkward design of the current one.

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By Joe Bruzek | December 17, 2012 | Comments (3)

Comments 

Wow! What is this? Looks so cool.

ermatthe

looks like a volvo

lillyman

Just add a V on the grill, and its a Volvo. This takes me back to the 80's, when people (teenagers) were taking SAABS grills and placing them on TOyota Corolla of the early 80's 1.8L. It was supposed to be cool!! ???

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