Australia getting Levorg and 4 new special limited edition Subarus
Subaru Australia announced a new WRX-based Levorg sports tourer will be launching there soon. Not when expected because the Aussies will be getting a unique model designed with their own specs after some testing takes place later this year. They won’t be getting a Levorg model now until 2016.
Aussies will get their own specs
Australia won’t be getting the same Levorg that is sold in Japan, and it may be different from the version headed to the UK. According to Dean Herridge of Subaru Australia, they will get their hands on a new Levorg in Australia starting in September and then put the sports wagon through a full range of testing. They will use it to give feedback to Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), maker of Subaru automobiles, and let them know what special specs will best suit the Australian markets on and off road conditions.
It hasn’t been determined what engine the Australian Levorg will get, although fans are hoping its the 2.0-liter turbo boxer with an impressive 221kW and 400Nm. It has a sprint time from 0-100km/h in around 6.2 seconds.
The 2016 Subaru Levorg will replace the outgoing Liberty GT wagon and replace the WRX hatchback that went away when Subaru launched the new generation WRX/STI sedan-only model.
Subaru Australia's managing director, Nick Senior, said, "It will appeal to those fourth generation Liberty GT buyers who have been starved of a logical successor but we believe it will also attract a much wider audience because of its performance, its versatility, its refinement and its high level of standard equipment.”
4 new special limited edition Subarus are headed to Australia
In another statement by Senior, he said there will a number of special limited edition models headed to Australia in 2015-2016. Senior said, "And we have more excitement later this year with three very special limited editions arriving and another in first half of 2016 that will be the ideal complement to Levorg."
We can guess it will be a limited edition 2016 WRX and WRX STI, 2016 BRZ tS that was released in Japan and possibly a special edition XV. Fans can register their interest in the new 2016 Subaru Levorg sports tourer and get updates as more information is released here.