Subaru is featuring the new 2015 Outback wagon, Forester SUV and Levorg sports tourer European spec models at the Geneva Auto Show this week. Following its successful launch in Japan last year, the Levorg sports tourer will be exhibited at the Geneva International Show before its European launch later this year.
Although it’s not been officially confirmed by Subaru, the absence of a Liberty (Legacy) wagon and the Levorg's upcoming release in the UK this fall, suggest that the Levorg sports tourer may be coming to Australia. The 2015 Subaru Levorg could also be the spiritual replacement for the discontinued WRX/STI hatchback around the globe. Subaru is making the decision sometime this month (March) whether the Levorg sports tourer will be launched in Australia. Could the announcement come tomorrow?
No WRX/STI hatch anytime soon
The Japanese automaker does not have plans to bring out a new generation WRX/STI hatchback anytime soon according to our source close to Subaru. Fans in Australia have been upset with Subaru for discontinuing the WRX/STI 5-door hatch model as it was a popular multi-use performance car. The extra cargo-carrying ability allowed WRX/STI owners to load up the performance car for many functional and recreational uses.
With the WRX/STI hatch and Liberty wagon no longer available in Australia, the new Subaru Levorg could fill that niche if Subaru decides to ship the sports tourer to the Australian market. Subaru has a production issue with the all-wheel drive Levorg, as it already outsells the WRX sedan two to one in Japan. Subaru is producing the cars as fast as they can. This could be the deciding factor on when Levorg would launch in Australia.
Subaru will be holding a Geneva International Motor Show press conference tomorrow, March 3 at 9:15 AM. Internationally-renowned musical duo the "Yoshida Brothers" will be performing their music during the unveiling of the European spec. 2015 Subaru Levorg. Will Subaru announce their Australia plans for the Levorg tomorrow? Stay tuned.