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Subaru Levorg confirmed for Australia, new sports wagon

July 3, 2015

Subaru Australia has confirmed the Levorg sport tourer will be heading Down Under next year. The new model is seen as the successor to the Liberty GT wagon.

Subaru Levorg-side

First revealed in production form in January last year, the Levorg was launched in Japan as the new-gen sports wagon. It comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged boxer four-cylinder and a 2.0-litre turbo.

Outputs span from 125kW and 250Nm for the 1.6, and top out at 221kW and 400Nm for the 2.0. Both of these are matched to a CVT automatic, although the unit connected to the 2.0 is tuned to be slightly sportier. Final Aussie specs are yet to be confirmed.

The model is based on the Impreza and is slightly smaller than the Liberty, both in the wheelbase and overall length, leaving for a sporty mid-size wagon. Speaking in an official statement, Nick Senior, Subaru Australia managing director, said,

“The factory has been extremely supportive in helping us to secure the Levorg for the Australian market. It will appeal to those fourth generation Liberty GT buyers who have been starved of a logical successor but we believe it will also attract a much wider audience because of its performance, its versatility, its refinement and its high level of standard equipment.”

Subaru Levorg-rear

Nick Senior said the Levorg will compliment the sporty showroom lineup, and revealed three “very special limited editions” will be on the way later this year to further bolster the range. The special editions will arrive before the Levorg, which is scheduled for mid-2016.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.