Subaru has teased us as far back as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show (with the Viziv Tourer Concept) on the arrival of a second-generation Levorg since the original was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. More than half a decade on and at the very same motor show, Subaru pulled the covers off the all-new Levorg Prototype.
That said, do not let the ‘Prototype’ in its name shake you. The car seen here is pretty much what you can expect to see in the production version which is slated to go on sale in Japan sometime in the second half of next year.
The Levorg’s exterior has been applied with the “BOLDER” design concept, which in this case certainly makes for a more aggressive fascia. Beneath the skin, it’s based on the more dynamic Subaru Global Platform which utilises the ‘full inner frame’ construction method that claims to increase body rigidity and controllability.
Under the bonnet is a newly-developed 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine with ‘lean-burn technology that balances acceleration and environmental performance’, says the brand. No figures have been released on this new engine yet apart from its “strong torque”.
Elsewhere, the all-new wagon will come with the brand’s next-generation EyeSight safety suite which includes a wide angle stereo camera with four radar sensors located in the front and rear bumpers. Moreover, those 360-degree sensors expand the range of its cross traffic AEB. Additionally, its adaptive cruise control system gleans satellite and GPS data to ‘read’ the road ahead and adjusts itself accordingly.
For the first time in a Subaru (for the Japanese market), the new wagon will come with Advanced Automatic Collision Notification system which notifies emergency services with your coordinates and sends help after you when it detects a big impact.
As mentioned, the all-new Levorg will be going on sale later next year in the Japanese domestic market first before making its way everywhere else. Watch this space for more on the Levorg and happenings from the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.