2018 marks Subaru's 60th year in automotive manufacturing. It all started in 1958 with the 360 Kei Car, and now, Subaru has become known for offering a wide range of all-wheel drive vehicles. To celebrate this milestone, the Japanese automaker has dressed up the Levorg.
Dubbed the Levorg 1.6 GT V-Sport, the 60th Anniversary edition model gets a new lick of paint, subtle exterior tweaks, and underchassis goodies.
Most noticeable is the signature WR Blue, which is typically reserved for the WRX and STI models. The V-Sport also gains wider 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as special three-slat grill with dark chrome plating. Door mirrors are finished in metallic black, and the headlights are powered by LEDs. A closer look at the front end also reveals a slightly reshaped bumper, featuring redesigned corner intakes and foglight housings.
As for underchassis goodies, Subaru continues their relationship with Bilstein. It gets sportier dampers courtesy of the said company, a tradition that dates back to thee second-generation Legacy. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is, as expected, standard on the Levorg V-Sport.
So far, the special package is of the 1.6-liter model only and it is yet to be known if Subaru will offer it in the 2.0-liter version. The boosted 1.6-liter engine is good for 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque, the same as the standard Levorg. It shifts via a continuously variable transmission which Subaru calls Lineartronic.
For now, the 60th anniversary trim line is for the Levorg. But as the year nears its end, it doesn't seem likely that this special treatment will make its way to other Subaru vehicles. Still, anything is possible, and more special edition Subarus could be on the horizon.