The new second-generation Subaru Levorg breaks cover at the Tokyo Motor Show revealing what the Japanese automaker is bringing to all its cars soon. The Levorg won’t be sold in the U.S. market, but the prototype gives customers an idea of what will be coming soon to family vehicles like the Subaru Ascent, Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek.
Subaru packed the Levorg sports tourer with its latest safety technologies and put them on display in Tokyo. Subaru Corporation’s core value is safety and the new Levorg wagon that’s only sold in Japan, Australia, and Europe, shows customers what’s coming soon to U.S. shores in new safety and autonomous driving technology.
2021 Subaru Levorg prototype
Subaru says the all-new Levorg features various cutting edge technologies and has been developed as “a symbolic model of the new generation of Subaru.” Subaru’s EyeSight is at the leading edge of this safety technology and the new second-generation Levorg gets the most family-friendly safety technology.
What does it mean for U.S. customers?
Vehicles like the Ascent family hauler and other models will be coming with new-generation EyeSight, which Subaru says will offer a newly-developed stereo camera with wider viewing angle and four radars. The cameras located in the front and rear bumpers will be able to sense 360-degrees around the vehicle and have expanded range of pre-collision braking operation to cover crossing and turning at an intersection where there is low visibility.
2021 Subaru Levorg with next-generation safety technology
In addition to the next-generation EyeSight, Subaru is developing the latest advanced driving assist system using a high-definition map and vehicle locator supporting autonomous highway driving.
Subaru says the locator will detect the vehicle position by utilizing information from GPS and Michibiki (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System). In combination with the high-definition map data, the vehicle recognizes the shape of the highway ahead, and reduces speed before going into a curve and assists hands-free driving in traffic congestion.
2020 Subaru Ascent
Subaru has also developed a new 1.8-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine with lean-burn technology that could be used to power other new Subaru vehicles in the future. Subaru will initially use the new 1.8-liter engine in the 2021 Levorg sports tourer that will make its launch later in 2020. U.S. customers won't see the Levorg hatchback model in showrooms, but the Subaru Ascent and other models in the U.S. stable will be coming with new safety technology that will make its all-wheel-drive vehicles safer for families.
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