Subaru Australia has introduced the highly anticipated Levorg for the Australian market. It comes as the WRX wagon, also providing for those wanting a Liberty wagon.
The Levorg is based on the current WRX, featuring a similar body, particularly the front end, as well as a 2.0-litre turbo boxer engine producing 197kW and 350Nm. Unfortunately, all variants come with a CVT automatic transmission.
Subaru is offering three main variant grades for the new model, spanning from the 2.0 GT, to the 2.0GT-S, and the range-topping 2.0GT-S Spec B. All come with the same powertrain package.
Standard features for the base 2.0GT include multiple LCD displays on the dash, two USB ports, a boost gauge, while the GT-S gets blue stitching.
Going for the sporty Spec B brings a number of STI enhancements, including a full bodykit, 18-inch alloy wheels, front strut brace, and a rear spoiler. There’s also an STI gear lever and red start button inside.
Subaru is calling the Levorg a spiritual successor to the old Liberty GT wagon. Speaking about the car, Nick Senior, Subaru Australia MD, said:
“The fourth generation was the most successful and endearing Liberty wagon and we’ve had many customers asking for a worthy replacement since we stopped producing it. The new Levorg is that replacement – it’s as endearing as a fourth gen, but modernised and built to take advantage of new production technology that gives heaps of internal space.”
All variants come with an ANCAP five-star safety rating. It’s on sale now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2017 Subaru Levorg GT – $42,990
2017 Subaru Levorg GT-S – $48,890
2017 Subaru Levorg GT-S Spec B STI – $52,890