Subaru has planned a major overhaul of the Levorg: the Japanese want to make a station wagon out of it, an alternative to the latest generation WRX.
Although only sold in select markets such as Japan and Australia, the Subaru Levorg is a popular and elegant station wagon and a great alternative to the SUVs that have permeated the automotive market in recent years.
It is currently sold in Japan with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but Car Expert claims the Australian models will have the same powertrain as the new WRX unveiled the day before.
This powertrain is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine borrowed from the Ascent crossover. The power of such a power unit is 271 hp. For a revamped Levorg, that power would be a boon. What kind of transmission the updated Levorg will get with such a powerful engine is not yet clear. The CVT has more chances, and the “mechanics”, like the WRX, are a big question. But with the drive, everything is clear – the new Levorg will be all-wheel drive.
The latest generation Levorg was introduced last August and is based on Subaru’s global platform.
Its 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine develops 174 hp. It is currently only offered with a CVT and also gets the standard suite of the latest generation of Subaru EyeSight’s advanced driver assistance systems.