2016 Subaru Levorg sports tourer confirmed for Australia
Subaru Australia has confirmed today that it will sell the 2016 Subaru Levorg sports tourer in Australia, with deliveries expected mid-2016.
FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH of the Levorg sports tourer (overseas model pictured) in Japan, Subaru Australia has confirmed it will sell the Levorg Down Under from mid-2016. Specific details or pricing haven’t been announced, but in a short release, Subaru said: “[The Levorg] is seen as the spiritual successor to the much-loved fourth generation Liberty GT wagon which was a worldwide sales success. It has similar exterior dimensions to that car but because of its smart packaging it will have much more interior space”.
Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, 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.
“It will join one of the strongest sporting line-ups in the industry – BRZ, WRX, WRX STI and XT – vehicles that last month accounted for nearly 500 sales.
“And we have more excitement later this year with three very special limited editions arriving and another in first half of 2016 that will be the ideal complement to Levorg.”
The “XT” refers to the Forester XT models with 2.5L engines.
We know the Levorg will be a classic Subaru all-wheel-drive, front-engined sports wagon. We are guessing we’ll get the 2.0, 221kW engine with 400Nm. The transmission will be a CVT automatic, no manual. It will be a smaller car than the Outback, but a bit bigger than the Forester.
We were fairly impressed with the Liberty’s dynamics, and that’s not even a specialist sportsmobile, so we hold out high hopes for the Levorg. Could a dash of sportiness be what wagons need to become cool again?
Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, check out our Outback vs Liberty vs WRX review.