The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show saw Subaru reveal the all-new Levorg albeit in 'prototype' form. Despite not being the final design, the precursor shown last October gave us a good idea as to how it will look like once it goes into production form.
But what if customers wanted to dress up their all-new Levorg with STI goodies? That is just what Subaru showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. After showing a teaser last week, the Japanese automaker has officially unveiled the Levorg Prototype STI Sport.
Symobilizing Subaru's commitment in making a 'future that everyone can enjoy driving at their fullest, at their will at an era where autonomous driving is becoming widespread', the Levorg Prototype STI Sport comes with the company's latest driving technologies. Moreover, the wagon itself comes with new features that have yet to make their way to production models.
So what changes did Subaru made to this STI Sport? Well for starters, the wagon now comes with a slightly flashier front end. The front bumper gets a new chin spoiler painted gloss black, and is accompanied by what appear to be a pair of LED daytime running lights mounted near the foglights. Changes around the back are minimal at best, although we did notice that the STI Sport now comes with a rear diffuser, additional black accents, and the signature STI badging.
But perhaps the most important upgrades the Levorg STI Sport has can be found underneath its metal skin. For example, there's the electronically-controlled dampers which Subaru claim are a first for their vehicles. Not only do they help in delivering a sporty driving feel, the automaker also said that they enable the vehicle to a more quality driving experience overall.
Another first for Subaru is the 'Drive-Mode Select' system which allows drivers to select the driving characteristic of the vehicle with a simple push of a button. The system is connected to set the power unit, steering, dampers, and all-wheel drive system.
Subaru did not mention as to what powers the Levorg Prototype STI Sport. But given that this is more of an aesthetic / chassis upgrade, we won't be surprised if it still has the new 1.8-liter turbocharged flat-four engine under the hood. No exact output ratings were revealed but our best guess is that it produces around 190 PS with 250 Nm of torque.
With no exact date yet as to when the Levorg (or Levorg STI Sport) will be released, we'll just have to patiently wait until Subaru officially reveals them. Fingers crossed we won't have to wait for long.