Subaru has launched its Impreza WRX-based Levorg sports wagon in Australia.
Billed as the spiritual successor to the much-missed Liberty GT wagon, the Levorg is powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre direct injected engine found under the WRX delivering 197kW at 5,600rpm and 350Nm of torque from 2,400-5,200rpm.
The engine is mated exclusively with the sport Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Subaru Intelligent (SI) Drive.
Subaru is offering the Levorg in two variants: the $42,990 (excluding on-roads) 2.0GT and the $48,890 (excluding on-roads) 2.0GT-S. Both models come with a variety of features, including Subaru’s Rear Vehicle Detection System, Bilstein suspension and blue stitched interior trim.
Customers of the 2.0GT-S can also order the $4,000 Spec B option pack, which adds multiple performance parts from the STI stable, including:
- STI shift knob
- STI front spoiler
- STI side spoiler
- STI rear under spoiler
- STI rear side under spoiler
- STI 18-inch black alloy wheels
- STI front tower bar
- STI red push button start
- STI roof end spoiler
Inside, the dashboard is lifted straight from the WRX sedan and features soft-touch interior trim and a 6.2-inch touchscreen.
The Levorg 2.0GT-S and 2.0GT-S Spec B are available with a choice of Black or Bright Pearl interior leather trim colour, both with blue stitching. They are also equipped with an electric sunroof with tilt up function.
Outside, the front half of the car is pure WRX, with Subaru’s hexagonal grille (dark metal paint finish on the 2.0GT and black on the 2.0GT-S) and hawk eye LED headlights with daytime running lights. The front bumper edges and bottom section are designed for optimum aerodynamic performance, while the front indicators and fog lights feature chrome-style apertures.
The rear half has been completely redesigned, with a cargo door opening maximised for easy access and load carrying. There’s also a rear spoiler, matte-black rear diffuser and dual exhausts.
Like the Subaru WRX, the Levorg scores a maximum 5-start ANCAP rating.
Read ForceGT’s 2016 Subaru Levorg Review here.
|Model||Pricing (Excl. on-roads)|
|Levorg 2.0GT-S Spec B (local fit option)||$52,890|