Subaru Southern Africa has quietly removed the Legacy from its local line-up, with a decision yet to be taken on whether its replacement will be offered in South Africa.
While the flagship sedan no longer appears on Subaru SA’s website (its removal was “due to low demand”), the company interestingly adds it is still “available on order”.
So if you’re desperate for one and are prepared to wait, technically you still have that option. Although that seems unlikely, considering not a single Legacy was registered in SA in 2019 (as we found out when trawling through Naamsa’s sales statistics).
“The model is available on order should a customer request one, therefore it is still available on order through our dealer network,” a spokesperson for Subaru SA confirmed to CARmag.co.za.
Does that mean the new, seventh-generation Legacy (revealed in February 2019) is on the cards for South Africa? Well, Subaru SA says it’s “still investigating the feasibility of introducing the new model into the South African market”.
“If we do decide to introduce the model, it will be together with the new Outback in the first quarter of 2021,” the firm added.
Before its removal from Subaru SA’s website, the Legacy had been priced at R657 000. As a reminder, the sedan employs a 3,6-litre flat-six offering 191 kW and 350 N.m to all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission.
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