New Subaru LEVORG is a big hit but don’t look for the sports tourer in the U.S.
The Subaru LEVORG has been a huge success for the Japanese automaker and since it launched in June, the sports tourer has been a big hit in its home country of Japan. LEVORG has seen cumulative sales of 28,092 through November 1 and has received awards from “Good Design Award 2014", JNCAP "Advanced Safety Vehicle plus (ASV +)", "2014-2015 Japan Car of the Year 10 Best Car", and was selected in the "2015 annual RJC Car of the Year 6 best.”
Now Subaru has just launched the 2015 LEVORG 1.6GT EyeSight S-Style that is a special spec sport tourer that comes with Subaru’s EyeSight safety system. The new 1.6GT EyeSight S-Style is set to launch in Japan on January 13, 2015. It will feature special upgrades and comes with 18 inch aluminum wheels, LED low beam + halogen high beam head lamps, 8-way power driver’s seat w/front and rear slide tilt /reclining feature. Outside it gets a clear view pack with front wiper encounter and rear fog lamp.
The new 2015 LEVORG 1.6GT EyeSight S-Style is powered by a 1.6-liter horizontally-opposed direct injection turbo "DIT" engine that produces 125kW (168 hp) and 250Nm (184 lb. ft torque). The 1.6-liter DIT engine combines a direct injection turbo and a small displacement engine that provides both outstanding fuel efficiency and sporty performance.
It has a high compression ratio, but takes regular 87 octane gasoline by performing a dense knock control. It also is Subaru’s first engine to come with “idling stop" for improved fuel efficiency. The new Subaru LEVORG 1.6-liter DIT engine just received the 2014 “Technology Award” from the Japan Combustion Society.
No LEVORG for U.S. market
Demand for the Subaru LEVORG Sports Tourer is high and the Japanese automaker has another successful launch. Unfortunately, the U.S. won’t be getting the new LEVORG Sports wagon here in the U.S., but we could see some of its new engine technologies on future Subaru vehicles. The new sport tourer features new engine technology that we’ll likely see on new Subaru multi-purpose vehicles in the U.S.. Subaru has been developing new powertrains that will be more fuel-efficient and the Japan-only LEVORG is the first to receive it.
Subaru has just launched the 2015 LEVORG 1.6GT EyeSight S-Style that is a special spec sports tourer that comes with Subaru’s EyeSight safety system and other special upgrades. The new 1.6GT EyeSight S-Style is set to launch in Japan on January 13, 2015. But buyers in North America can only look and not touch.