Johannesburg - You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Subaru still sells a mid-sized sedan called the Legacy. Not that they're sold in any great numbers for that matter, but that’s neither here nor there - point is that it’s still here to tempt those looking for something a little different from the norm and now there’s a slightly updated 2018 version to keep things fresh.
The Legacy - along with its pumped-up Outback crossover-wagon sibling - both receive some mild styling tweaks inside and out, along with new electronic gizmos and revised suspension settings.
In a nutshell, the external design changes include shapelier front and rear bumpers, new sharper-edged C-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lamps, a fresh set of turbine-inspired 18-inch alloys as well as revised side mirrors with LED indicator turn signals. Two new exterior paint options come in the form of Crimson Red Pearl and Magnetite Gray Metallic.
The interior gets a raft of new materials, including high-gloss black central facia trim, all of which aim to impart a more upmarket appearance - as does the redesigned multi-function steering wheel.
On the electronics front, Subaru has installed its latest-generation 17.8cm touchscreen infotainment system with new apps, TomTom-based satnav and Apple CarPlay compatibility.