Subaru Levorg | Legacy Revolution Touring
By Alain McKenna, Toronto Sun
Subaru will introduce a new version of its Legacy midsize sedan in Japan next year. Code name: Subaru Levorg, aka LEgacy reVOlution touRinG.
Obviously, the name will attract many sci-fi fanatics (or former Microsoft employees, wink wink), but the three words it represents actually tell us much more about this new model than Levorg does.
Those wondering why this is not an Outback have to know that the Levorg is actually shorter, somewhere in-between the Outback and the Impreza. Let’s just say that Subaru has a lot of focus…
Under the hood, a choice of two 4-cylinder boxer turbo engines is offered: a 1.6-liter and a 2-liter, respectively generating 168 and 296 horsepower. This little family wagon should be very quick. Both engines are paired with a CVT gearbox, Subaru’s own Lineatronic, and return an average fuel economy of 5.9 liters and 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers, which is pretty good, especially since this is a four-wheel drive wagon.
Subaru also updates its EyeSight multi-camera system. This time, the system can take control of the steering wheel when it feels the necessity to adjust the car’s course.
The Levorg will be sold in Japan. We don’t know what Subaru Canada’s plans are concerning this new model.