Simultaneously with the launch of the new WRX on the Japanese market, Subaru has updated the Levorg wagon, adding a “charged” modification STI Sport R. To the range CVT Sport Lineartronic and all-wheel drive Variable Torque Distribution. Also standard are ZF electronically controlled dampers, Drive Mode Select and a forked muffler with STI logo.
The STI Sport R modification will replace the V-Sport version offered for the first generation Levorg. The sports station wagon itself is nothing more than the Australian WRX Sportswagon adapted for the Japanese market. The power unit is common for both models. This is a “turbo four” 2.4 with a capacity of 275 forces, combined with a Sport Lineartronic variator and all-wheel drive VTD, which distributes traction between the axles in a ratio of 45:55. The main difference is the torque: the WRX Sportswagon has 350 Nm, the Levorg STI Sport R has 375.
Electronically controlled ZF dampers and mode switch are standard. The station wagon has 18-inch wheels, a radiator grille and front bumper STI Sport, as well as a forked muffler with the STI logo, leather trim on the steering wheel and gearshift lever. The EyeSight complex is responsible for safety. An airbag for pedestrians is also included in the database. The rich version of the Levorg STI Sport R EX adds an 11.6-inch media system and driver monitoring.
In this case, the most expensive version of “Levorg” will cost 4,774,000 yen, or $ 41,400. The version without the EX prefix is 385,000 yen ($ 3,300) cheaper. The initial Levorg with a 1.8 turbo engine and CVT is priced at 3,102,000 yen, which equates to $ 26,900. Prices for the WRX S4 sedan start at ¥ 3,640,000 ($ 31,600).