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New 2015 Legacy keeps Subaru brand soaring high

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is setting new records for the brand. What is making the new sedan so popular?

The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy is soaring high and sets a new record for the brand. The all-new 2015 Legacy set a new monthly sales record of 6,362 vehicles in October. The new Legacy was up a whopping 105.89 percent over the previous month last year. What is drawing consumers to the new sedan from Subaru?

The 2015 Subaru Legacy has been redesigned for the 2015 model year and it comes with better fuel mileage, new safety features and all-wheel-drive. Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. said, “Our sedans and crossovers are generating more and more interest from new buyers by delivering a unique combination of safety, utility, performance and value,” said “We are particularly pleased with the positive customer reaction to the all-new Legacy which has had its third consecutive best sales month ever.”

Legacy comes standard with AWD

As winter approaches, consumers are looking for a sedan that will have all-weather capability and the Legacy comes standard with all-wheel-drive. None of the other top sedans in this segment like Honda Accord LX, Ford Fusion SE, VW Passat SE, Hyundai Sonata SE or Mazda6 Touring offers all-wheel drive. But the 2015 Legacy 2.5i Premium base model does. This is where Subaru and the new 2015 Legacy sedan excels. It’s always had the Subaru all-wheel-drive system, but it gets refined for the new six-generation Legacy.

How does it work?

Both 2015 Legacy models are equipped with a newly refined version of the Active Torque Split version of Symmetrical AWD. Here’s how it works. An electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch actively controls torque distribution in response to driving conditions and wheel slippage. The system can send additional torque to the rear wheels either pro-actively or in response to slippage at the front wheels.

Legacy’s heritage of longevity

Based on findings from Polk, who is an automotive data information gathering organization, they have found that 96 percent of Subaru Legacy sedans are still on the road today. In fact they say that 96 percent of all Subaru cars built in the last 12 years are still on the road today. These figures are based on Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration information for MY2001-MY2013 as of January 2013.

As winter gets ready to hit most of the U.S. this week, Subaru is positioned to take advantage with the new 2015 Legacy sedan that comes standard with all-wheel-drive. Consumers are looking for vehicles with all-weather capability and the Legacy sedan delivers in a big way.

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