Subaru Legacy Reaching the End of the Road, Production to End in 2025

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Subaru has announced that the production of the Legacy will come to an end by the conclusion of the 2025 model year. The decision to discontinue the sedan stems from its sluggish sales performance, as the automaker shifts its focus towards electrifying its vehicle lineup. Despite the impending halt in production, the 2025 Legacy will be available for purchase at the same starting price as its 2024 counterpart, with Subaru’s EyeSight technology included as a standard feature across all variants.

Sales of the Legacy began to plateau in 2020 following the introduction of its seventh-generation model, maintaining a steady annual sales figure of around 25,000 units. The decline in sales was exacerbated by the decision to discontinue sales of the vehicle in Japan and Australia due to underwhelming market demand. Despite a notable uptick in US sales during 2023, which saw a 12.9 percent increase, the trajectory reversed in early 2024 with a 13.1 percent decline. The peak of Legacy sales occurred in 2016, with a total of 65,306 units sold.

Introduced in 1989, the Legacy holds significance as Subaru’s inaugural model manufactured in the United States. Over the span of 35 years, the Lafayette, Indiana factory has been the production hub for every Legacy destined for the US market, accumulating over 1.3 million units sold in the country.

Subaru’s strategic plan to incorporate eight electric vehicles (EVs) into its lineup by 2028 suggests that the void left by the Legacy will likely be filled sooner rather than later with a fully electric alternative. This decision reflects the evolving landscape of the automotive industry as manufacturers pivot towards sustainable and environmentally conscious solutions.


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