Subaru’s new Levorg Sport Tourer will go on sale in September with a single model priced at £27,495.
The new model gives Subaru dealers a replacement for the Legacy for the first time since that model ceased production in 2008. Its price of nearly £30,000 increases the entry pricing for the model compared to the previous Legacy which was priced from £21,995.
The car will be available in a single trim level called GT, with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a high level of specification as standard.
The Levorg comes with leather-trimmed sports seats with blue stitching, seven-inch touchscreen system, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation.
Leather trim is also featured on the door trims, on the centre console and on top of the multi-function display on the dashboard.
When it goes on sale in the UK, the Levorg will not be available with a diesel
The Levorg will not be available in the UK with a diesel engine from launch. The new model will come with a newly-developed four-cylinder 1.6-litre DIT (direct injection turbo) Boxer petrol engine paired with a Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.
Subaru says the new 168bhp 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.
The new petrol engine has a CO2 emissions output of 164g/km and fuel efficiency of “nearly” 40mpg.
The Levorg’s all-wheel drive system comes with vehicle dynamics control and torque vectoring as standard and all models come with Active Torque Vectoring (ATV).
Other standard equipment includes rear vehicle detection’ system, which alerts drivers to vehicles which are crossing behind, blind spot detection; lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert, which detects vehicles passing behind when reversing out of a parking space.
Full list of standard equipment includes:
- auto on-off LED headlamps
- rain-sensing wipers
- front and rear fog lamps
- metallic paint
- 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels
- privacy glass and a subtle roof spoiler
- keyless access and push-button start
- leather heated sports seats in the front
- 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats
- boot lamp
- two 12-volt power outlets, four USB ports (two in the front, two in the rear)
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system with Subaru STARLINK connectivity,
- dual-zone air-conditioning
- rear parking camera