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Monday, 18 July 2016
IRELAND - Subaru announces pricing and specification for the All-New Levorg Estate to Ireland
All-new 1.6-litre DIT Boxer engine paired with Lineartronic CVT and AWD
Strong bodyshell and a wealth of active and passive safety technology
Sport tourer body, with Subaru’s most refined interior yet
GT trim level with generous specification as standard
The all-new Subaru Levorg goes on sale in Ireland this month, priced at €44,995. The new sport tourer model, which made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, has previously launched in Japan, Subaru’s domestic market, where it has proved extremely popular with existing customers and created many new converts to the brand.
A spiritual successor to the much loved fourth-generation Subaru Legacy Tourer (2003-2008), the Levorg promises a compact on-road footprint, yet even greater interior space than its forebear. The car will be available in a single GT trim package, with heaping levels of specification as standard, including Subaru’s iconic All-Wheel Drive (AWD) drivetrain.
Subaru’s most refined interior
Subaru engineers and designers promise that the Levorg will offer one of the company’s most refined cabins ever, with a greater use of high quality materials. Leather-trimmed sports seats with unique to Levorg blue stitching will come as standard, as will Subaru’s new factory-fit 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, connectivity and navigation system. Leather trim is used generously within the cabin, including the door trims, on the centre console and on top of the multi-function display on the dashboard.
High practicality from a compact footprint
While the Levorg benefits from smaller exterior dimensions than the fourth-generation Legacy Tourer, this sporty new model offers buyers greater practicality.
Not only do occupants enjoy greater leg, head, and shoulder-room than in the last Legacy Tourer, but the capacious 522-litre boot – rising to 1,446 litres with the second row of seats folded down – provides ample room for anything from sports equipment and bicycles, to luggage and pets. Levorg has been developed with ease-of-use and practicality in mind, and owners are unlikely to find themselves short on space, in spite of the car’s compact footprint.
All-new 1.6-litre DIT Boxer engine and Lineartronic CVT
The Levorg is powered by a newly-developed 1.6-litre DIT (Direct Injection Turbo) Boxer petrol engine, a signature format for the Japanese manufacturer. Paired with Subaru’s super-smooth Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, Levorg offers a supremely refined powertrain.
The new 1.6-litre DIT power unit delivers the same performance as Subaru’s existing 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated Boxer engine, despite being 36% smaller. Engineered specifically for its application in Levorg, the all-new four-cylinder engine produces 170 PS and 250 Nm torque. The all-new four-cylinder engine offers smooth, seamless power delivery and greater efficiency. Flexibility is core to its character, providing power over a wide range of engine speeds and perfectly matching the car’s remit as a sport tourer.
The Levorg accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 8.9 seconds, while returning a fuel consumption statistic of 7.1 litres/100km (almost 40mpg) on a combined cycle. Levorg is classified as VRT Band D. With Subaru’s famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, Vehicle Dynamics Control and torque vectoring, the Levorg’s drivetrain provides unrivalled stability in all conditions.
Strong body shell and a suite of active safety technologies
The new Levorg will continue to uphold Subaru’s reputation as a manufacturer of some of the safest cars on the road, with a wide range of passive and active safety technologies. The new model boasts a higher proportion of ultra-high tensile steel than other models, with 50% of the body made up of strong, yet light steel alloys for the greatest possible crash safety performance.
Levorg is equipped as standard with the new ‘Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection’ system (SRVD), which alerts drivers to vehicles which are crossing behind. A comprehensive safety package, SRVD combines three technologies: Blind Spot Detection, which alerts drivers to cars sitting in their blind spot; Lane Change Assist, which warns drivers of fast-approaching vehicles behind when the driver indicates to change lane; and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which detects vehicles passing behind when reversing out of a parking space.
Levorg also features SI Drive (Subaru Intelligent Drive) which allows the driver, via a button on the steering wheel, to choose either Intelligent mode or Sport mode, according to their mood, or the driving environment.
To ensure best-in-class on-road handling, the Levorg joins the WRX STI and new Outback, being fitted with Active Torque Vectoring (ATV). ATV effectively brakes the inside wheels under cornering and apportions greater torque to the outside of the car, reducing understeer and oversteer to allow a more predictable and controlled course through corners.
With a range of safety assist technology, as well as front, front side, curtain and driver knee airbags, whiplash-reducing front seats, and High Beam Assist, the Levorg is expected to receive a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when it is tested later this year.
Generous standard specification
The Levorg offers Subaru’s typically generous levels of standard equipment. In addition the comprehensive arsenal of safety features listed above, standard specification will also include:
auto on-off LED headlamps
front and rear fog lamps
18-inch dark grey alloy wheels
privacy glass and a subtle roof spoiler
keyless access and push-button start
bespoke leather heated sports seats in the front
60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats
two 12-volt power outlets, four USB ports (two in the front, two in the rear)
7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system with Subaru STARLINK connectivity,