Subaru targets Commodore and Falcon with enhanced Legacy

Subaru targets Commodore and Falcon with enhanced Legacy

Subaru has added a Vision Assist package to premium variants of its newly launched model year 2016 Legacy all-wheel-drive range as it targets buyers of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

Last year Subaru New Zealand saw a 40% increase in Legacy sales making it the third-best seller in the NZ large car segment under $70,000. 


The extra layer of safety technology is additional to the EyeSight driver assist system, already available on every current model Legacy.


Subaru of New Zealand managing director Wallis Dumper says he puts Legacy’s success down to comprehensive specification and pricing that have reinvigorated its appeal.

“It is the first mainstream range of any brand to offer technology such as EyeSight in every variant,” says Dumper.

“We believe that the Legacy is on track to become one of the highest-selling sedans in the NZ market. The large Aussie cars that have dominated Legacy’s segment for a long time are soon destined to exit the market.”

“We can see there are a lot of companies and drivers in New Zealand who will be considering Legacy as a replacement option for their Commodore or Falcon.”

The Legacy is a favourite company car and feedback from the business clients is that EyeSight is helping them save money due to reduced vehicle – and employee time – off the road due to minor accidents.

“Because the system has been around a few years, the statistics are showing some fascinating positive trends that can only underline the benefits of EyeSight, and now Vision Assist,” says Dumper.

The Vision Assist elements available on the Legacy 3.6RS Premium are blind spot detection, lane change assist, auto dimming rear view mirror,
high beam assist, and rear cross traffic alert which detects passing vehicles when reversing from parking spaces.

Another safety development in every Legacy is the addition of an emergency stop signal (ESS), which detects an emergency brake situation and flashes the hazard light automatically, to warn following vehicles.

Subaru has added electric folding wing mirrors to the entry-level Legacy 2.5i Sport.

The Legacy 3.6RS Premium with factory fitted satellite navigation is also subject to the new Subaru map update programme which ensures dealer installation of the latest available mapping software when delivering the new car to its owner.

A complimentary yearly map update during the programme period is available for three years, subject to the vehicle having its scheduled services performed through an authorised Subaru Service Centre.

Subaru Legacy recommended retail price list:

  • Legacy 2.5i Sport $39,990
  • Legacy 3.6 RS Premium $49,990
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