Subaru will also say goodbye to the EJ20 engine by building a special-edition WRX STI with gold BBS wheels.

A prototype for the second-gen Subaru Levorg will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 23.  Judging by the company's teaser image, the vehicle on display should look practically production-ready, rather than being a concept with the vague appearance of the road-going model.

Gallery: Next-Gen Subaru Levorg Teaser

Subaru's single teaser photo shows the Levorg from the rear three-quarters perspective. Compared to the existing model (below), there's still a distinct crease in the fender that connects to the taillights. The lamps have a new shape that's more narrow and elongated than the existing, blocky styling.

Subaru LEVORG concept

While the design doesn't appear to have a major overhaul, Subaru hints at some big technology updates. The company's teaser says the automotive landscape is "in an era where autonomous driving technology is widely spreading," which suggests that some level of self-driving ability is coming to the Levorg.

Gallery: Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Prototype

Subaru's list of Tokyo Motor Show debuts also shows the company debuting the WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, but there are only a few images of it at this time. The tweaks include a set of gold-painted BBS 19-inch wheels in a style that evokes the look of previous speedy Subies. The model is available in a limited run of just 555 units, which is a reference to the cigarette sponsor on the company's WRC machines in the 1990s. Subaru will hold a lottery in Japan to pick the lucky owners.

The special model acts as a farewell to the brand's EJ20 engine family that originally dates back to 1989 and many variants since then. The powerplant finally goes out of production in March 2020. In Japan, the STi still uses a version of this mill until the end of 2019.

Source: Subaru, SUBARU On-Tube via YouTube
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Subaru Exhibition Outline of the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019
September 25, 2019
 Motor Show
– All-New Second Generation Levorg Prototype to Make World Debut –
Subaru Corporation today announced its exhibition outline of the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 (Press Days: October 23-24, 2019; General Admission: October 25- November 4). Subaru will showcase its future vision of “There will be cars that can make our lives even better” through the vehicles on display and its entire booth.

Subaru President Tomomi Nakamura will hold a press conference on Wednesday, October 23 from 14:00 at the Subaru booth (AOMI Exhibition Halls). Video of the press conference will be posted on https://www.youtube.com/user/SUBARUOnTube.

A special webpage (https://www.subaru.jp/tms/) will be set up on the Subaru official website, where information about the Subaru exhibition will be posted.


All-New Levorg Prototype
< Key Subaru models to be exhibited at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 >

All-New Levorg Prototype
World Premiere
WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Prototype
Special Edition Model
Impreza Sport 2.0i-S EyeSight
Facelift, To be officially announced in October
SUBARU XV Advance (e-BOXER model)
Periodical update, To be officially announced in October
Forester Advance (e-BOXER model)
Current model
SUBARU VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT
Reference exhibit
SUBARU BRZ GT300
Super GT Series entry
< Exhibition Outline >

◆ All-New Levorg Prototype

Subaru will unveil the all-new second generation Levorg for the first time in the world. The original Levorg debuted in 2014.
Taking full advantage of its latest technologies, Subaru envisions “a future that everyone can enjoy driving at the full, at their will” with this all-new Levorg prototype, in an era where autonomous driving technology is widely spreading.
A special webpage (https://www.subaru.jp/levorg/prototype/) will be set up on the Subaru official website, where information about the all-new Levorg will be posted.

◆ WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition

Subaru will end production of the “EJ20” horizontally-opposed engine, which has been one of the main power units since its debut in 1989, by the end of March 2020. Consequently, it will stop taking orders for the current WRX STI model equipped with EJ20 engine and sold in Japan market by the end of the calendar year 2019. A special edition WRX STI “EJ20 Final Edition”, which the prototype of the model will be showcased at Tokyo Motor Show, has been developed to commemorate the history of EJ20 engine.
Started with the first generation Legacy in 1989, EJ20 engine has been used on a wide variety of Subaru models and also powered racing cars competed in world class competition such as World Rally Championship, Nürburgring 24 Hour Race and so on. “EJ20 Final Edition” features special items such as a balanced EJ20 engine and gold-painted BBS 19-inch alloy wheels to commemorate the last model that uses the EJ20 engine which has powered a series of Subaru models.
A special webpage (https://www.subaru.jp/wrx/sti_ej20finaledition/) will be set up on the Subaru official website, where information about the WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition will be posted.
(Note: WRX STI models with EJ20 engines are currently sold in Japan only. STI models sold in overseas markets are powered by different types of engines and production of those engines will continue.)


WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Prototype
◆ Impreza Sport 2.0i-S EyeSight

Three years after its debut, the fifth generation Impreza has received major update including redesigned front bumper and headlights as well as improved driving performance with retuned suspension. With standard EyeSight Touring Assist across the line, the overall safety of Impreza has also been improved.


Impreza Sport 2.0i-S EyeSight
◆ SUBARU XV Advance

As a crossover SUV, SUBARU XV integrates urban feel exterior design, go-anywhere capability and superior safety performance. With this year’s update, Subaru will offer more trim levels of SUBARU XV powered by e-BOXER, a power unit combining the Subaru’s signature Boxer engine with an electrification technology. With e-BOXER, it brings enjoyment in a variety of scenes, from city driving to rough road driving, through responsive throttle and linear acceleration thanks to the power assist from an electric motor. In addition to improved overall safety thanks to standard EyeSight Touring Assist, SUBARU XV also gained rough road capability enhancement with updated X-MODE with two drive mode configuration.


SUBARU XV Advance
◆ SUBARU VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT

SUBARU VIZIV* Adrenaline Concept is the first concept vehicle designed under the new design philosophy “BOLDER” which emphasizes key elements of the Subaru design language in a bolder way. Combining utility that supports active lifestyles with off-road driving capability that delivers enjoyment to go anywhere, the VIZIV Adrenaline Concept stimulates the driver’s mind and encourages them to “drive freely in mother nature.” The VIZIV Adrenaline Concept was first unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show 2019.

*: VIZIV is a coined word originating from the phrase “Vision for Innovation.”


SUBARU VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT
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