Subaru Levorg

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Subaru Levorg
Subaru LEVORG 1.6GT-S EyeSight (VM4) front.JPG
2014 Subaru Levorg 1.6GT-S EyeSight
Overview
Manufacturer Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)
Also called Subaru Legacy Touring/Subaru Impreza Wagon
Production 2014–present
Assembly Japan: Ōta, Gunma
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Body style 5-door station wagon
Layout Front-engine, four-wheel drive
Related Subaru Impreza
Subaru Legacy
Subaru WRX
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission Lineartronic CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4,690 mm (184.6 in)
Width 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Subaru Legacy (fifth generation) (wagon model)

The Subaru Levorg is a mid-size car manufactured since 2014 by Fuji Heavy Industries and sold through Subaru. According to Subaru, the name Levorg is a portmanteau of three words, LEgacy, reVOlution, touRinG[1] The Levorg shares its platform with the Impreza, Legacy and WRX

History[edit]

The Levorg was first shown as a pre-production concept car at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in November 2013.[2] Subaru began collecting orders on the Japanese market in 4 January 2014, and the car went on sale in May.[3] In February 2015 Subaru announced the introduction of the Levorg on the European market, and the car made its première on the continent at the Geneva Motor Show in March of the same year.[4]

Specifications[edit]

On the domestic Japanese market the Levorg is available with two DOHC flat-four petrol engines, both turbocharged, intercooled and direct injected: a 170 PS (125 kW), 250 N·m (184 lbf·ft) FB16 1.6 L and a 296 PS (218 kW), 400 N·m (295 lbf·ft) FA20 2.0 L.[3] The two are coupled to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and four-wheel-drive.

Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT-S (Japan)
Interior

Sales[edit]

During its advance sales before launch, Subaru received about 11,000 orders in three months, 2,000 short of its projection.[5]

Motorsport[edit]

On 12 January 2016, Subaru announced that it was entering the British Touring Car Championship, as a manufacturer entry, in partnership with Team BMR.[6] For the 2016 season, the team were preparing four Levorg Sports Tourers to the championship's Next Generation Touring Car specification. Former double champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington will race the cars, along with team owner Warren Scott. The marque's FA20 2.0 litre boxer engine will be race prepared for the team by Mountune Racing.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "スバル、東京モーターショーで新スポーツツーリング「LEVORG(レヴォーグ)」を世界初公開" [Subaru, new sport wagon at the Tokyo Motor Show: "LEVORG" world premiere]. car.watch.impress.co.jp (in Japanese). 20 November 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Stoklosa, Alexander (21 November 2013). "Subaru’s Levorg Prototype is the 2015 WRX Wagon of Your Dreams". blog.caranddriver.com. Car and Driver. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Gauthier, Michael (2 January 2014). "2014 Subaru Levorg hits the track". worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Padeanu, Adrian (6 February 2015). "2015 Subaru Outback and Levorg in European specification confirmed for Geneva debut". worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Greimel, Hans. "A rare misfire for Subaru with new Levorg wagon?". Automotive News. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "SUBARU ENTER BTCC WITH TEAM BMR". British Touring Car Championship. TOCA. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 January 2016). "Mountune chosen as engine partner for Team BMR’s four Subarus". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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