Subaru Levorg spawns a hot STI Sport R version

29-11-2021 17:20
Subaru has revealed the most powerful Levorg wagon so far. Dubbed the STI Sport R, it uses the same powertrain as the new WRX sedan and comes in at a ¥1.3 million premium over its standard version.

Subaru has revealed the most powerful Levorg wagon so far. Dubbed the STI Sport R, it uses the same powertrain as the new WRX sedan and comes in at a ¥1.3 million premium over its standard version.

A 2.4-liter flat-four turbo under the hood produces 275 PS (271 hp / 202 kW) and 375 Nm (277 lb-ft) of torque. However, whereas the WRX supports manual shift, the Levorg is limited to eight-range CVT and all-wheel drive.

Elsewhere, the car benefits from adaptive shock absorbers and five electronic drive modes. On the outside, it sports a slightly more aggressive body kit with 18-inch wheels and a redesigned exhaust system. Interior highlights include special badges, leather seats with enhanced lateral support, and displays measuring 12.3 and 11.6 inches across.

The standard Levorg begins from 3,102,000 Japanese Yen. Going for the STI Sport R will cost from 4,389,000 to 4,774,000 Yen.

In related news, rumors had been circulating that Subaru would soon launch an even more powerful version of the Levorg under its WRX sub-brand. Apparently, this is either not the case or only true for some markets (where it has yet to be announced).

Heading into its next model year, the Levorg will also be available in a less extreme spec called STI Sport. It will keep its usual 1.8-liter engine rated at 177 PS (175 hp / 130 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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