The new 1.6-litre DIT power unit offers the same performance as Subaru’s existing 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated Boxer engine, despite being 36% smaller. Engineered specifically for its application in the Levorg, the all-new four-cylinder engine produces 170 PS and 250 Nm torque. The all-new four-cylinder engine offers smooth, seamless power delivery and greater efficiency than existing Subaru engines. Flexibility is core to its character, providing power over a wide range of engine speeds and perfectly matching the car’s remit as a sport tourer.
The Levorg accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds, while returning nearly 40mpg on a combined cycle. Emissions are rated at 164 g/km. With Subaru’s famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, Vehicle Dynamics Control and torque vectoring, the Levorg’s drivetrain provides unrivalled stability in all conditions.
Strongbody shell and a suite of active safety technologies
The new Levorg will continue to uphold Subaru’s reputation as a manufacturer of some of the safest cars on the road, with a strong, light bodyshell and a wide range of passive and active safety technologies.
The new model boasts a higher proportion of ultra-high tensile steel than other models in the Subaru range, such as the Impreza, with 50% of the body made up of strong, yet light steel alloys for the greatest possible crash safety performance.
The Levorg is equipped as standard with the new ‘Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection’ system (SRVD), which alerts drivers to vehicles which are crossing behind. A comprehensive safety package, SRVD combines three technologies: Blind Spot Detection, which alerts drivers to cars sitting 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 when reversing out of a parking space.
Levorg also features SI Drive (Subaru Intelligent Drive) which allows the driver, via a switch on the steering wheel to chose between two modes according to their mood or the driving environment - Intelligent mode and Sport mode.
To ensure best-in-class on-road handling, the Levorg joins the WRX STI and new Outback in being fitted with Active Torque Vectoring (ATV). ATV effectively brakes the inside wheels under cornering and apportions greater torque to the outside of the car, reducing understeer and oversteer to allow a more predictable and controlled course through corners.
With a range of safety assist technology, as well as front, front side, curtain and driver knee airbags, whiplash-reducing front seats, and High Beam Assist, the Levorg is expected to receive a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when it is tested later this year.
Generous standard specification from single UK trim level
The Levorg offers Subaru’s typically generous levels of standard equipment. In addition the comprehensive arsenal of safety features listed above, standard specification will also include:
|Model||Price (OTR)||VED band||CO2 (g/km)|
|Levorg GT 1.6 DIT Lineartronic||£27,495||G||164|
Full details of the Levorg will be announced closer to the car’s UK on-sale date in September. For further information on Subaru and its range of All-Wheel Drive models, visit www.subaru.co.uk.
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