It’s altogether barefaced why the chat “Levorg” ability not arena a bell. Aboriginal of all, the model’s appellation is technically a blend of three words (LEgacy, reVOlution, touRinG). The wagon was initially a Japanese-only activity aback it launched aback in 2014, but has back been alien in added markets, including Australia and some European countries.
Subaru is now ablution the additional bearing in the Land of the Rising Sun, afterward prototypes of the approved archetypal and STI Sport trim apparent in October 2019 and January 2020, respectively. Unsurprisingly, the cars are spitting images of the prototypes, but it’s the aboriginal time we’re seeing the interior. The best eye-grabbing affection is absolutely the portrait-oriented 11.6-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, accompanied by a 12.3-inch absolutely agenda apparatus cluster. The autogenous rearview mirror is of the agenda array as well.
While the exoteric ability accord you the consequence we’re ambidextrous with a facelift of the first-gen Levorg, this is absolutely an all-new car. It rides on the Subaru Global Platform and uses a anew developed 1.8-liter flat-four turbocharged boxer gasoline agent originally appear with the above Levorg ancestor backward aftermost year. We now accept the dank ability numbers: 174 hp (130 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.
Compared to the archetypal it replaces, the revamped Levorg should be added ample central as a aftereffect of an added footprint. It’s 65-mm best than afore (now at 4755 mm / 187.2 inches) and 20 mm of the amplitude has gone into the wheelbase, now barometer 2670 mm (105.1 inches). Open the handsfree tailgate and you’ll accept admission to a added abundant burden breadth that can absorb 561 liters (19.8 cubic feet) or 72 liters (2.5 cubic feet) added than before.
The Levorg is accordant not aloof because we’re big admirers of wagons, but additionally due to its affiliation to the abutting WRX and WRX STI. It’s broadly believed the high-performance sedans will accede best of the styling, both central and out. Details apropos what will ability the WRX models are buried in abstruseness as while some say it could use a beefier adaptation of this new 1.8-liter turbo, while others advance the activating duo will accede the Ascent’s 2.4-liter turbo unit.
The new WRX STI is said to action at atomic 400 hp and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft), which would be a big jump compared to the 260 hp (190 kW) and 376 Nm (277 lb-ft) in the Ascent. Extracting that affectionate of ability from the abate 1.8-liter turbo seems awful unlikely. While the hotter STI will reportedly appear alone in a stick about-face flavor, the accustomed WRX ability be offered with three pedals and a CVT.
An official acknowledge could booty abode ancient in 2021, acceptation the WRX and WRX STI would end up as 2022MY cars in the United States.
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