Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Vince Pornelos, Subaru Press | posted October 14, 2015 10:48
New Impreza-based wagon to mark revival of compact wagon segment
Motor Image, the official distributor of Subaru in South East Asia, has today revealed the Subaru Levorg for their respective markets. The new Levorg is a wagon based on the Impreza and derives its name from Legacy (LE), Revolution (VO) and Touring (RG).
"Subaru’s brand new model is an Innovative Tourer that combines the sports performance of Subaru with the practicality of a wagon," said Mr. Glenn Tan, Executive Director of Tan Chong International. "With a newly developed boxer engine, agile handling and an abundant load space, we feel that the Levorg will appeal to the functional, family orientated and adventurous customer who appreciates performance, touring capabilities and ample cargo space."
Marketed as an innovative tourer, the new Levorg takes the existing Impreza architecture and platform, and gets stretched to wagon dimensions. As a result, the Levorg measures in at 4690mm long, 1780mm wide and 1485mm tall (1490mm for the GT-S). With the extended boot space generated by the longer wagon body shell, the Levorg is capable of handling 522 liters of volume in the back with the seats still up.
At the heart of the Levorg is a newly developed 1.6-liter boxer engine that has been turbocharged and intercooled. The result is a powerplant that makes 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The new engine is matched with a Lineartronic CVT and Subaru's signature Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
The Levorg's list of features will vary from country to country, though at the launch in Taipei, the Levorg cam come with features such as SI Drive, an Idling Stop System (ISS), Bluetooth, a Touch Screen Multi Function Display, a Vehicle Dynamics Control System, Active Torque Vectoring, 7 airbags, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and more.
Expect the Subaru Levorg to be launched by Motor Image Pilipinas in December with first deliveries to start in January 2016.