Subaru Corporation has officially unveiled the all-new, second-generation Levorg sports wagon in pre-production form, which will also form as a basis of what we can expect with the next Subaru WRX and WRX STI. Apart from bringing into the table a more aggressive design and sportier driving dynamics, the Subaru Levorg showcases a higher level of semi-autonomous driving capabilities through the latest version of its EyeSight driver-assist technologies.
The all-new Levorg features a much stronger front end, which is characterized by a wider, slimmer forward-thrusting hexagonal grille flanked by angular LED headlights and deeply sculpted front haunches. It gives the Levorg a much more aggressive face than the model it replaces. At the sides, the Levorg features a character line that runs from the squared-off front wheel arches all the way to the Levorg’s rear haunches, which is complemented by a rising window line that gives its side profile a more dynamic look. Lastly, its rear fascia is dominated by C-shaped LED taillights which are joined together by a slim chrome strip, emphasizing the Levorg’s width.
Subaru has not revealed details about the interior yet, though they promise that the production Levorg’s interior will have a very premium ambiance.
Powertrain details have not been completely revealed as well. The only detail that Subaru announced is that the Levorg will have an all-new 1.8-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder boxer engine with turbocharging and direct injection, which Subaru says “balances acceleration and environmental performance at a high level.”
As with most modern cars nowadays, the Subaru Levorg is equipped with a host of advanced driver-assist features bundled together under EyeSight. For the new Levorg, EyeSight gets overhauled with a new, wide-angle stereo camera system and four radars. Subaru does note that despite featuring a higher capability of semi-autonomous driving, the Levorg is still first and foremost a driver’s car.
The Subaru Levorg will go on sale in Japan in the second half of 2020, in which Subaru will release more details closer to its release date.