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Subaru Announces Prices

July 1, 1999

DETROIT (AP) _ Subaru’s redesigned 2000 Legacy and Outback line of all-wheel-drive sedans and wagons will start at $18,890 and range up to $27,390, the Japanese automaker announced.

Subaru of America Inc. said Wednesday that the suggested retail prices for the new models are about 1 percent higher than those for the 1999 models they replace, based on a sales-weighted average.

Prices start at $18,890 for the Legacy Brighton wagon with a manual transmission and 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. The lowest priced sedan is the similarly equipped Legacy MT5 at $19,690. The Outback Limited 4EAT wagon tops out the price range at $27,390.

The prices include a $495 destination charge. Buyers in Alaska will be charged an additional $190. Major options include automatic transmission for $800, which is standard only on the Outback Limited Sedan at $26,390.

New standard features include daytime running lights, antilock brakes, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The cars begin arriving in showrooms this month.

The Outback line, a version of the Legacy that was designed especially for the U.S. market, has been given a more aggressive look with larger wheels and tires and lower body cladding. The Outback line also features liquid-filled engine mounts, a standard power moonroof, heated side mirrors, a front windshield wiper deicer and heated front seats.

The Legacy and Outback are assembled at the Subaru-Isuzu Automotive plant in Lafayette, Ind. 2000 model-year pricing for Subaru’s Forester and Impreza models has not yet been announced.

Subaru is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan.

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