Subaru Shows Off Levorg Concept: A High Performance STI Wagon
The Subaru Levorg has been around for several years now with the Japanese marque offering an STI Sport version for the more sports orientated owner. The wagon was updated in 2019, but Subaru is now showing off its new generation of Levorg at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
To be honest, though, we haven’t got a lot of information on this new sporty Subie, but what do we know? We know that the prototype premieres a set of new electronically controlled dampers, and this car will be the first Levorg to give the driver the option of driving modes via a “Drive Mode Select” interface. As you expect, this will change settings such as throttle response, the all-wheel drive system, and steering weight.
We also know that the Levorg uses the same underpinnings as the current Impreza, but its powertrain is still kept under secrecy. The outgoing STI Sports pushes almost 300bhp and 295lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. It’s a possibility that this new engine will be a 1.8-litre turbocharged Boxer engine, but the jury is still out son such things.
Inside, well, we can’t see any of that because the windows are completely blacked out, although I must say they contrast really nicely with the white paint. I expect Subaru to implement its latest generation of EyeSight, which features a stereo camera and four radars shared to the front and rear for improved pre-collision systems.
Expect the Levorg to arrive on sale during second half of 2020, with the higher performance variant being released the year after. Probably.