All-New 2015 Subaru Legacy® Integrates Pandora® Internet Radio
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. announced that
the all-new 2015 Legacy sedan, introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show,
would come equipped as standard with Pandora smartphone integration as part of
the standard Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment connectivity feature. Pandora, the
leading Internet radio service with more than 76 million active monthly users,
enables the user to create personal radio stations, such as by genre or
The 2015 Subaru Legacy, which features the brand's renowned Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive as standard, debuts new infotainment systems that offer
on-demand features while providing easy operation through new large touch
control screens, as well as steering wheel control switches or voice
operation. Subaru embedded the Pandora user interface firmware directly onto
the infotainment head unit in the Legacy's new infotainment systems. By
connecting a smartphone, the user can access the Pandora app with fast,
seamless control via the Legacy's touch screen interface that allows swiping
and scrolling gesture control, as on a tablet or smartphone.
Listening to Pandora personalized radio in the Legacy is as easy as using
AM/FM. Using a connected smartphone, Pandora controls, including station
selection and the service's innovative "thumbs" user feedback buttons, are
easily transferred from the mobile device into the head unit. Based on the
user's selections, Pandora will recommend similar song choices that the
listener can play or skip. Users can choose the free version or the
Subaru integrated Gracenote software, as well, which displays the album art
for the playing selection and can update the album art via smartphone, and
allows voice activation of some audio controls.
"The 2015 Legacy includes Subaru's most comprehensive infotainment and
connectivity capability, and so because nearly half of all radio listening
takes place in the car, we are excited to offer drivers the added versatility
that Pandora adds," said (Ken Lin, Director of Prodduct Planning at Subaru of
New Infotainment Choices for 2015 Legacy
A new 6.2 Infotainment System in the 2015 Legacy 2.5i model provides AM/FM
stereo and HD Radio^®, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc in-dash CD
player, 6.2-in. multi-function touch screen display, Subaru STARLINK
connectivity with Aha™ and Pandora smartphone app integration, rear vision
camera, Bluetooth^® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod^®
control capability, USB port and auxiliary input jack.
The Upgraded Infotainment System in the 2.5i Premium adds a 6-speaker audio
system with 7-inch hi-res capacitive touch screen display, SiriusXM^®
satellite radio, SMS text messaging, iTunes^® tagging capability and dual USB
Standard for the 2015 Legacy Limited trim models, a new high-end audio system
combines a 576-Watt equivalent AM/FM/HD Radio unit with 12 harman/kardon
speakers, including a front center speaker and a rear subwoofer. The amplifier
and speakers use harman/kardon Green Edge technology, which reduces system
weight and power consumption.
The Navigation Infotainment System available for the Premium and Limited trim
levels, in addition to the multi-function display, features an interactive
voice command system that accepts natural language and phrases and also
operates the dual-zone automatic climate control system.
The center console in the 2015 Legacy provides a storage area that can hold an
standard iPad^®. A new covered storage bin at the front of the console
incorporates a USB port, 3.5mm AUX jack and a 12v power port. Models with
high-grade audio or navigation feature two USB ports, making it possible to
listen to music and charge two connected devices.
Offering a choice of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder BOXER engines, the 2015 Subaru
Legacy comes standard a Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission)
and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and offers the roomiest passenger cabin in the
midsize sedan segment. With estimated ratings of 26 mpg city / 36 mpg highway
/ 30 mpg combined, the 2015 Legacy 2.5i matches or exceeds the fuel economy of
some midsize models that come only with front-wheel drive.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and
distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All
Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru
of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be
designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
For additional information visit www.subaru.com
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