The new-generation Subaru Liberty appears to have been leaked ahead of its official reveal at this week’s Chicago auto show.
Images purportedly showing the new Liberty have been provided to CarAdvice just days ahead of the sixth-generation version’s reveal – and if genuine show the Japanese brand has again dialled things down on the styling front, following the bold-looking Legacy Concept (bottom image) shown at the 2013 LA motor show.
To be revealed in Legacy guise later this week, the new car adopts Subaru’s more modern design language, with familiar headlights, a prominent grille, more rounded bumpers and sleeker roofline.
The rear is more shapely, too, with more stylised tail-lights and a sloping deck-lid topped by a spoiler-like lip.
Inside, the new-generation model sees a complete rethink, with a more modern integrated touchscreen media system, uncluttered dashboard, tidier steering wheel layout and revised instrument cluster.
No official details have been made available as yet, but potential buyers should expect the Liberty to carry over the 2.0-litre and/or 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engines as seen in the Impreza and Forester ranges. A turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine – similar to that seen in the new-generation WRX – is also a chance.
The new Subaru Liberty is expected to land in Australia in 2015. A wagon version of the Liberty and an all-new Outback are expected to be revealed in the coming months, with the latter likely to show up at the 2014 New York auto show in April.