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Subaru first hinted a production version of the Levorg wagon earlier this year during the Tokyo Auto Salon. The automaker has now officially announced that the Levorg will indeed get the STI treatment and has greenlit the car for production.
Based on the Subaru Levorg S concept, the Levorg STI will come with an array of performance upgrades seen in its sedan counterpart, the Impreza WRX STI. Exterior changes that separate the Levorg STI and standard GT-S models include a unique front bumper with chin spoiler, bespoke rear bumpers, wider fenders and STI wheels.
In addition, suspension has also been lowered and rides on Bilstein performance dampers. Brakes have been uprated as well to handle the extra power and the car's stance has been widened to enhance handling. The car is set to commemorate Subaru's 50th year of using boxer engines and will be released in the third quarter of 2016.
Subaru is yet to reveal technical specifications for the Levorg STI. Reports suggests that it will be getting the Impreza WRX STI's FA20 2.0 liter turbo four. In the sedan, it produces 310 PS and 394 Nm of torque. Transmission options are also unknown as of now but the concept was saddled with Subaru's Lineartronic continuously variable transmission.
Note: Subaru Levorg STI concept shown