Subaru Levorg STI planned

MATT CAMPBELL
Last updated 14:22 23/12/2013
Subaru is planning on creating an STI version of its Levorg.

POWERING UP: Subaru is planning on creating an STI version of its Levorg.

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Subaru’s new Levorg station wagon is set to get the high-performance STI treatment.

The Japanese car maker has confirmed it will unveil an array of Levorg concept models at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2014, including one that will boast STI credentials.

For the uninitiated, STI is Subaru’s most potent performance category - kind of like what HSV is to Holden.

While the Levorg has already been confirmed to be offered with the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as is offered in the new-generation WRX, the STI will likely see performance enhancements and more dynamically-focused chassis componentry including a flexible tower bar. The car will also feature STI’s trademark bodywork, including a rear spoiler.

As Fairfax Media has previously reported, an STI version of the recently revealed WRX model is due to debut at the 2014 Detroit motor show in January, boasting at least 227kW of power. We’d expect the Levorg STI to follow suit.

Other versions of the Levorg to be shown include Subaru’s own concept called the Levorg Premium Sports, and three examples tuned by parts suppliers - the Levorg Corazon Sportier, Levorg Syms and Levorg Prova.

-Fairfax News Australia

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