If you are familiar with the work of Japanese engineers from Subaru, then you probably know that the muscular Levorg STI has been riding on roads in different parts of the world for several years. Subaru Tecnica International slightly modified the chic sports station wagon in 2019, and now it completely presents a completely updated model.
In addition to electric dampers, we also know that the Levorg STI Sport is the first Subaru equipped with the “Drive Mode Select” system, which, as the name suggests, allows the driver to choose from several modes that change the settings of the four-wheel drive system, steering and engine.
Other details remain hidden, but we finally got a complete picture of the exterior of the car. Based on the usual Levorg, he has the same platform that debuted with the new Impreza in 2017. Not a word about power yet either. The old Levorg STI Sport produced 296 horsepower and a torque of 400 Nm of torque thanks to a 2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Introducing the civil Levorg, Subaru hinted at a new 1.8-liter direct-injection boxer turbo engine that delivers good torque, but we never found out the details or numbers.
As with the standard Levorg, when it debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2018, all STI Sport windows are blacked out. This is probably a sign that Subaru does not want to show the interior yet, but we know that the new station wagon has the next generation EyeSight with an improved stereo camera offering a wider viewing angle. It works with four radars mounted in the front and rear bumpers to offer an improved range for protection against collisions.
The standard Levorg will go on sale in Japan in the second half of 2020, and accordingly it is likely that the STI Sport will arrive in 2021.