Subaru has presented today in Tokyo the near-production LEVORG prototype, following an announcement made in late October.

Subaru has presented today in Tokyo the near-production LEVORG prototype, following an announcement made in late October.

Described as a "sports tourer", the LEVORG is basically a wagon with a stylish design wearing a Metallic Blue Grey Steel or a Pearl Crystal White paint that has never been seen on a production Subaru before. The vehicle is 4690mm long, 1780mm wide and 1485mm tall, with a 2650mm wheelbase and a curb weight of 1,504 kg (3,315 lbs).

Inside the cabin it gets various piano black finishes. metallic accents, as well as dual 3.5-inch full-color LEDs. It comes with a wide range of safety technologies such as pre-collision braking control, lane keeping assist, pre-collision reverse throttle management and active lane keep system.

Under the hood it has received a new 1.6-liter DIT direct-injection turbo engine with 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. There is also a larger 2.0-liter DIT delivering 300 HP (221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). These engines send output to a symmetrical AWD system via a Lineartronic (for 1.6) or Sport Lineartronic (for 2.0) transmission.

The Subaru LEVORG prototype comes with a strut front suspension and a rear double wishbone arrangement. The 1.6-powered model sits on 17-inch alloys shod in 215/50 R17 tires whereas the 2.0 model is fitted with 18-inch wheels wrapped around in 225/45 R18 rubbers.

Subaru has announced preorders for the production version will start on January 4, with sales commencing in the spring.

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