Subaru Canada, Inc.

Subaru Canada, Inc.

April 18, 2008 12:11 ET

Subaru Announces Pricing for PZEV Legacy and Outback

The Legacy PZEV sedan and wagon will be the new base models in the range and will have the same Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) as the previous base models. MSRP for the Legacy 2.5i PZEV sedan will be $28,195; MSRP for the Legacy 2.5i PZEV wagon will be $29,195. The new PZEV model in the Outback range is based on the popular Outback Touring model and will have an MSRP of $34,895.

"Subaru is delighted to offer Canadians these vehicles, which meet the strict emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board and eliminate fuel-system evaporative emissions," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI. "Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 percent cleaner emissions and may even be cleaner than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. In addition, Subaru PZEV vehicles achieve such a complete fuel burn that in very smoggy urban areas, the exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside."

The 2009 Legacy and Outback PZEV are powered by Subaru's 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SOHC 16-valve horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER with a modified emissions system. The engine produces 170 hp at 6,000 rpm and uses regular unleaded fuel. The engine is mated to a 4-speed electronically controlled SPORTSHIFT automatic transmission.

Like every Legacy and Outback, PZEV models will be well-equipped with a broad range of standard features, including a split-folding rear seat, cruise control; power windows, door locks and mirrors; keyless entry; adjustable dash illumination; dual-mode trip odometer; generous cabin storage, and a 100-watt AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3/WMA capability and an auxiliary audio input.

The 2009 PZEV lineup will be further enhanced with heated front seats, power driver's seat, and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Wagon models will be fitted with a retractable cargo cover, and the Outback PZEV will also be equipped with standard fog lights and a power tilt-and-slide twin-panel glass moonroof.

In addition to the active safety of Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System, every Subaru is built to the highest levels of passive safety. Legacy/Outback has garnered the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - Top Safety Pick - thanks to its light but strong Ring Frame Reinforced structure. In addition, Legacy/Outback received 5-star ratings for the driver and front passenger and rear passengers in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests.

The 2009 Legacy and Outback PZEV are built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), the first U.S. automotive assembly plant to be designated a wildlife habitat. In addition, it was the first U.S. automotive manufacturing facility to reach zero landfill status where nothing from its manufacturing effort goes into landfill - it is all reused and recycled. In addition to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles, Subaru is committed to integrating sound environmental practices throughout its business. Subaru was the first automotive manufacturer in North America to receive the stringent ISO 14001 environmental management standard. Since then, Subaru has achieved ISO 14001 accreditation across its entire North American operation, including administration offices, distribution warehouses and service technical training centres.

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