Legnum

1996

Legnum

As individual lifestyles continued to diversify, the mid-nineties saw the long-awaited introduction of the Legnum in the station wagon segment that was displaying remarkable growth at the time. Derived from the eighth-generation Galant, the Legnum was developed to a "prestige sport station wagon" theme and while sharing the same high levels of safety, comfort and consideration for the environment it incorporated its own unique features. The exterior took cues from the Galant's sharp and dynamic design language but with the long roof inherent to a station wagon was crafted into a crisp and stretched wedge shape. The rear overhang was 50mm longer than on the sedan. With a 4-engine lineup that included 1.8L gasoline direct injection (GDI) and 2.5L V6 units, and with a choice of two- or four-wheel drivelines, the Legnum delivered sporty road performance that catered to a wide usage spectrum. The Legnum VR-4 and Legnum Type S performance models were fitted respectively with Active Yaw Control (AYC) and with Active Stability Control (ASC) and Traction Control (TCL) componentry as standard, encouraging owners to enjoy their high performance qualities. 2.4L GDI and 2.0L GDI models were added to the lineup in 1998 and 2000 respectively.

Overall length 4670 mm
Overall width 1740 mm
Overall height 1500 mm
Engines 1.8 L, 2.0 L, 2.5 L, 2.5 L turbo