The Japanese all-wheel drive specialist is making a comeback on the European market with a new wagon model, the Levorg, showcased in front of the audience at the 2015 edition of the Geneva Motor Show adorning its European specifications.
Sales on the European continent have finally gone up for Subaru after new arrivals such as the recent WRX STI and Impreza models and things will only get better once the family oriented Levorg station wagon will reach dealerships. The model is expected to hit United Kingdom dealer lots by autumns, together with a host of new model choices – such as the Outback this month and the Forester Lineartronic diesel in April. Subaru has been on the rise recently, benefiting from the weak currency in Japan that drives up profits from exported cars and the fact that it achieved record sales in the United States.
The model in Japan, where it’s already on sale can be had with a direct-injection 1.6-liter DIT turbo gasoline engine that delivers 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) or sporty oriented drivers might want to look out for the 2.0-liter DIT turbo that produces 300 HP (221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). Naturally, all variants send power to the wheels through the in-house symmetrical all-wheel drive system and can be had with the new Lineartronic transmissions (a Sport version is available for the bigger 2-liter engine). The vehicle’s weight is 1,504 kg (3,315 lbs) and the car sits on a strut front suspension and a double wishbone setup for the back.