Subaru Levorg Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
The Subaru Levorg concept tourer has just been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, showcasing new engines and the latest safety technology from Subaru. The Levorg will go on-sale in Japan 2014 and there are currently no plans for an export version.
According to Subaru, “the Levorg is a fusion of ‘stylish’ and ‘functional’ – it gives a strong impression of a sports car, while offering the smooth, sporty feel of a wagon”. The Levorg will be available in two new colours never before offered on a production Subaru, metallic blue grey steel or pearl crystal white.
There’s a choice of two engines: a 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre four-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Direct Injection turbocharged Boxer. Output is 125kW and 250Nm and 221kW and 400Nm, respectively.
The Levorg will only be available with Subaru’s Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI Drive). The 1.6-litre Levorg will offer only two modes of SI Drive while the 2.0-litre Levorg runs the Sport Lineartronic CVT, which, in Sport# mode (S#) offers eight-speed shifting
“Levorg’s stylish exterior combines with generous cabin space and the latest Subaru technology, including the next-generation EyeSight driver assist system,” says Subaru.
The latest version of the EyeSight driver assist system has new stereo cameras with a wider angle, improved visibility and color recognition. It can also control steering input in certain situations.
Other new safety features such as the Active Lane Keep System, Pre-Collision Reverse Throttle Management and Brake Light Recognition join forces with improved functions such as the Pre-Collision Braking Control and Adaptive Cruise Control, to provide cutting-edge active safety technology.