Subaru has unveiled the second-generation Levorg station wagon at the 2019 Tokyo auto show. It has already been on sale in Japan for some years now, so it is not a new news that the wagon is about to enter the second generation.
This is a new 1.8-liter turbocharged flat-4. The engine features direct injection and other fuel-saving technologies, and is said to balance acceleration and efficiency.
Subaru appropriately tones down their aggressive aesthetics for production while still making the Levorg look mean as hell. Its hexagonal grille bears the company’s iconic Pleiades star cluster and is outlined by an angular surround that protrudes into a pair of recognizable headlights.
Carbuzz revealed that the Japanese automaker hasn’t revealed much more about the engine or its output, but says the engine “balances acceleration and environmental performance at a high level” while delivering “superior dynamic quality with its strong torque.” Sounds good to us, and if the next WRX (and WRX STI) looks half as good as this wagon does, we’ll be fortunate to get our leather-gloved hands on it – however long or short its roofline.
The second-gen Levorg will hit the Japan market when 2020 is halved, so we westerners will have to wait with bated breath until Subaru decides to reveal the next-gen WRX.