The Subaru Levorg is spied again in a video that shows a far clearer look at the automaker’s development on the upcoming wagon. It’s likely that the changes that this vehicle carry are mainly under its skin since the exterior looks almost the same as the current model.
As seen on the video, the test mule is cruising around the Nürburgring, apparently without the driver have the intention of ripping the track’s lap record. Subaru knows its customers well, especially Levorg buyers, vigorous speed isn’t what they’re looking for. Utility is the most important thing here – as long as the Levorg maximize this aspect, it will be fine. Performance just has to be reasonable.
Like many of the marque’s other models today, this test mule likely rides on the Subaru Global Platform. By using the new underpinnings, the Levorg’s dimension should be tweakable, thus allowing the wagon to have an even bigger interior space.
We also don’t know yet what changes are applied to the powertrain. The outgoing model offers a 1.6- and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer. It’s possible that the automaker will add cylinder deactivation to its engines to help improve fuel efficiency. In addition, CVT transmission is expected to stay in the next-gen wagon.
For now, the new Subaru Levorg still seems to be in its very early stages of development. We might have to wait until 2020 to see the final production version. The current Levorg is aging, as we all know. It was first rolled out in Japan in 2014 and released in Europe in 2015.
If you’re an American, you better not think of buying the Levorg as chances are little for it to arrive. If it does, the car would become a strong rival for Subaru’s top-selling Outback. Besides, the automaker has its Indiana Automotive as the Outback’s production home, which reduces any worries about duties affecting the model’s cost. As for the company to bring the Levorg into the country, it would need to do an import.
Source: Automotive Mike