Introduced as a concept in 2013 from the infamous Subaru-ran ‘Boxer’ flat-four engine cars, the Levorg runs on a 1.6L DOHC petrol, direct injection power plant with a twin-scroll turbocharger. In use, the seemingly pedestrian 0-62mph time of 8.9 seconds seems rather fast.
The Subaru Levorg combines the practicality of a tourer with the lines and design of a sports car and boy does this car look stunning. The name ‘Levorg’ comes from an acronym of the three words ‘LEgacy’, ‘reVOlution’ and ‘touRinG’. With the imposing front-end appearance of the mighty WRX STI, the Levorg offers owners a truly contemporary Subaru look.
The Levorg offers excellent interior space, Feasibility and comfort from the power seats with tasteful blue stitching. The low door sills, offering a smooth transition from the exterior to the interior, also allow for plenty of light to enter the well-designed cabin; a cabin incidentally that offers practicality rather than trendy fads. At the back, the car offers a huge well-shaped boot and additional underfloor storage.
Everything of importance can be ticked off. Bluetooth, Audio, Aux, USB are all on board as is a hill-hold assist facility. The 7” screen offers a reversing camera, connectivity and navigation. The central dash incorporates a multi-function display with easily switched graphics that show everything from the time to how the performance of the 4×4 system
If that wasn’t enough the Levorg also, as a comprehensive system, has the ‘Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection’ system, which alerts drivers to vehicles and pedestrians behind the car. As a comprehensive safety package the SRVD combines three technologies: Blind Spot Detection, which alerts drivers to cars in their blind spot; Lane Change Assist, which warns drivers of fast-approaching vehicles behind when the driver indicates to change lane; and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which detects vehicles passing behind the Levorg when reversing out of a parking space.
The 1.6L turbo power unit offers the same performance as Subaru’s 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated Boxer engine despite being 36% smaller. Engineered specifically for the Levorg, the all-new four-cylinder engine produces 167bhp, 164g/km of emissions and 250Nm torque.
Flexibility is core to the character of the Subaru Levorg, providing power over a wide range of engine speeds and perfectly matching the car’s remit as a truly great sport tourer. Don’t follow the herd; be a Subaru driver.