Subaru Legacy GT Spec.B. goes on sale in NZ

Subaru Legacy GT Spec.B. goes on sale in NZ

Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec.B

The final model in the new Subaru Legacy range has arrived in NZ – The Legacy GT Spec.B. It’s on sale now in both sedan and wagon variants.

Subaru’s new generation All Wheel Drive Legacy GT spec.B offers more performance, more technology and greater fuel economy in a package that is squarely targeted at the European premium car buyer.

The 2010 Legacy GT’s 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is now rated at 195kW, an 11kW improvement over the outgoing model. Torque has also risen from 339Nm to 350Nm, which is now produced 1200 rpm lower down the rev scale from 2400 rpm.

The new Legacy GT has more low-rev torque than before, with the 350Nm available from 2400 rpm to 5200 rpm.

Legacy GT will now cover the 0-100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds with its five-speed automatic transmission, while the six-speed manual gearbox model takes just 6.3 seconds.

And the new generation Legacy GT boasts a longer equipment list. Premium models feature voice-activated Satellite Navigation and a voice-activated Bluetooth telephone system.  These functions are fully integrated into a deluxe 10-speaker McIntosh entertainment system that can be paired wirelessly with a Bluetooth audio device such as a Bluetooth enabled i-Pod Touch or Sony Walkman.  A reversing camera and DVD entertainment system are also standard on the Premium model.

Technology standard on all models includes rain-sensing wipers, fully automated dusk-sensing xenon headlights, a smart key entry system with push button start, an alarm system, and DataDot security.

Safety is also a major focus with the car equipped with seven airbags as standard, along with Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability and traction control, anti-whiplash front seats, front seatbelt pretensioners, and four channel ABS brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

Leather upholstery on electrically adjustable front seats and a sunroof are standard throughout the range, as are a leather-covered steering wheel and gearshift.

The GT’s styling is defined by its sports grille, front bumper and side skirts along with its 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels.

“We have a world-leading engine combined with a world-leading All Wheel Drive system,” says Graeme Woodlands, Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “It’s a compelling proposition for discerning individuals who demand total driving performance.”

The technology has also dramatically improved fuel economy with overall fuel consumption of just 9.7 litres/100km for the automatic version (an 11% improvement over the outgoing model) and 9.8 litres/100km for the manual (a 6.7% improvement).  The New Zealand Automobile Association independently tested the manual version on a circuit from Auckland, around the Coromandel Peninsula and return achieving fuel economy of just 7.83 l/100km over the 430km travelled.

DataDot Security, alarm, an engine immobiliser and a 3 year unlimited kilometre warranty are all standard.

Legacy GT spec.B starts at $59,990 for the sedan and $61,990 for the wagon.  While the Legacy GT spec.B Premium is $65,990 for the sedan and $67,990 for the wagon.

Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec.B

The final model in the new Subaru Legacy range has arrived in NZ – The Legacy GT Spec.B. It’s on sale now in both sedan and wagon variants.

Subaru’s new generation All Wheel Drive Legacy GT spec.B offers more performance, more technology and greater fuel economy in a package that is squarely targeted at the European premium car buyer.

The 2010 Legacy GT’s 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is now rated at 195kW, an 11kW improvement over the outgoing model. Torque has also risen from 339Nm to 350Nm, which is now produced 1200 rpm lower down the rev scale from 2400 rpm.

The new Legacy GT has more low-rev torque than before, with the 350Nm available from 2400 rpm to 5200 rpm.

Legacy GT will now cover the 0-100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds with its five-speed automatic transmission, while the six-speed manual gearbox model takes just 6.3 seconds.

And the new generation Legacy GT boasts a longer equipment list. Premium models feature voice-activated Satellite Navigation and a voice-activated Bluetooth telephone system.  These functions are fully integrated into a deluxe 10-speaker McIntosh entertainment system that can be paired wirelessly with a Bluetooth audio device such as a Bluetooth enabled i-Pod Touch or Sony Walkman.  A reversing camera and DVD entertainment system are also standard on the Premium model.

Technology standard on all models includes rain-sensing wipers, fully automated dusk-sensing xenon headlights, a smart key entry system with push button start, an alarm system, and DataDot security.

Safety is also a major focus with the car equipped with seven airbags as standard, along with Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability and traction control, anti-whiplash front seats, front seatbelt pretensioners, and four channel ABS brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

Leather upholstery on electrically adjustable front seats and a sunroof are standard throughout the range, as are a leather-covered steering wheel and gearshift.

The GT’s styling is defined by its sports grille, front bumper and side skirts along with its 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels.

“We have a world-leading engine combined with a world-leading All Wheel Drive system,” says Graeme Woodlands, Managing Director of Subaru of New Zealand. “It’s a compelling proposition for discerning individuals who demand total driving performance.”

The technology has also dramatically improved fuel economy with overall fuel consumption of just 9.7 litres/100km for the automatic version (an 11% improvement over the outgoing model) and 9.8 litres/100km for the manual (a 6.7% improvement).  The New Zealand Automobile Association independently tested the manual version on a circuit from Auckland, around the Coromandel Peninsula and return achieving fuel economy of just 7.83 l/100km over the 430km travelled.

DataDot Security, alarm, an engine immobiliser and a 3 year unlimited kilometre warranty are all standard.

Legacy GT spec.B starts at $59,990 for the sedan and $61,990 for the wagon.  While the Legacy GT spec.B Premium is $65,990 for the sedan and $67,990 for the wagon.

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