For those whose focus is on performance, the 2020 Subaru Legacy adds a new XT model which, for the first time since 2012, brings a turbo engine into the Legacy family. Eight standard airbags are included, and Subaru is predicting a IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating after testing later this year.
Unlike the Honda and Toyota mid-size vehicle competitors, this 11.6-inch screen (standard on only the Premium, Sport, and Limited trims) is oriented vertically and dominates the entire area above the gear shift. There's also a new frameless hexagonal front grille, new side mirrors, and a thicker overall profile giving it more presence on the road. Base models will leverage a 2.5-liter with 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. So far, we've been impressed with Subarus based on this platform, which bodes well for the new Legacy.
Matched to a "high-torque" version of the Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and steering wheel paddle-shifters, the unit can launch the Liberty XT from 0-60mph (96.6km/h) in an estimated 6.1 seconds, Subaru says, while still managing to return city/highway fuel economy of 24/32mpg (9.8/7.3L/100km). The materials of better quality are used for trim, including the optional Nappa leather upholstery.
The biggest change on the inside will be the same giant new touchscreen as found in the Legacy, measuring 11.6 inches and using a vertically oriented layout.
There's now an 11.6 inch infotainment system in the centre console, alongside support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup
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Other equipment highlights include soft-touch, double-stitched dash surfacing that's colour-matched to the seat trim; 10-way heated/cooled electric front seats with adjustable cushion length for the driver; and a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system. Those seat heaters now have three levels, rather than two, and the heating elements now extend up to the shoulders.
"In another Legacy first, the 2020 model offers a Front View Monitor", the automaker said.
Moreover, systems such as EyeSight Driver Assist with Lane Centering Function are now standard. Four USB ports - two up front, two in the rear - are included. Subaru claims a cargo capacity of 427 litres, and the Legacy "can comfortably hold four full-size roller bags".
Standard active safety tech such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control is on board to help prevent a crash. An optional new feature that will be offered as a part of this system is the new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, which uses facial recognition tech to spot driver distraction and fatigue.
Pricing will be announced closer to the 2020 Legacy's fall arrival at United States showrooms. Pricing for the new AWD sedan will be confirmed closer to that point.
The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year. In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.
The burn centre at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago said it treated eight people who attempted the exercise. The spectacular frosty mist, as shown in tweets by successful challengers, is tempting to try, but don't get tricked.
As far as performers go, fans of Ariana Grande might be disappointed to learn that she dropped out of the ceremony. A representative for the Grammys didn't return an email seeking clarification about the tribute.
Both Johnson, 31, and Morris, 29, are in the past year of their contracts, as well, so they will not be long for their new teams. The New Orleans Pelicans are releasing forward/center Markieff Morris (neck), reports Shams Charania of The Athletic .
Ehrlich told media he would have loved to feature Grande in the show, but she said it was too late to pull something together. We learn that their refusal to perform is linked to the way the producers of the Grammy Awards treat the HipHop community.
Reliable sources say that if the team starts shooting for the remake from the beginning, a June 2019 is impossible. However, it now appears that the production house and the filmmaker had severe creative differences over the film.
World number 47 Fucsovics battled past Italian giant-killer Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to progress to his second ATP final. The seventh seed overcame the world number 12 Tsitsipas, in straight sets in their quarter-final that was played Friday.
The 25-year-old caught wind of the comments Grammys executive producer, Ken Ehrlich made and called him a liar via Twitter. Nevertheless, Grande has a pretty good shot at winning Grammys in the two categories for which she's been nominated.
AT&T won't let Verizon have its moment in the 5G limelight
Unlike the 5G talks during last year's Snapdragon 845 announcement , this year 5G is much closer to becoming a reality. On Monday, Verizon and Samsung said they plan to bring a 5G smartphone to the U.S. market in the first half of 2019.
Litecoin Traded Up 5% This Week (LTC)
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Canada gains 66,800 jobs, blowing away forecasts
Overall, employment gains were driven entirely by private sector employees while the number of self-employed decreased. There was a surge of 66,800 net new jobs across the country, but many Canadians were still left searching for work.
Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 pm Sunday
The storm will arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday with flurries before snow becomes steadier sometime around 8 a.m. Snow is forecast to transition to an icy mix in this corridor from late Monday through Monday night. "I love it.
Fourth Hottest Year On Record, Says NASA
Those major disasters, plus other smaller-scale disasters, made 2018 the fourth-most costly year on-record. We're no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future.