JDM Subaru Levorg gets WRX’s 275hp turbo engine
When Subaru introduced the new Levorg last year, most expected it to use the turbocharged engine from the previous generation WRX. However, this was not the case. Instead, Subaru launched the model with a smaller 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. But it looks like Subaru isn’t done with the Levorg yet.
Earlier this year, the automaker brought back the WRX Wagon, an Australia-exclusive model based on the Levorg. Like the new WRX, it used the new 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four producing 275 horsepower and 376 Nm of torque. Now that the WRX Wagon has been revealed, it looks like the same engine has made its way into the world. Levorg to Japanese specifications.
Along with the launch of the WRX in Japan (called WRX S4), Subaru also introduced the new Levorg STI Sport R variant. Unlike the other Levorg variants, this one uses the WRX turbo 2.4-liter engine and has the same horsepower. Release. Unfortunately, there is no manual gearbox available, like the WRX Wagon in Australia. Instead, the only transmission option is an 8-speed Subaru Performance CVT.
On the outside, the WRX-powered Levorg looks a lot like the standard Levorg STI Sport we saw last year. It features sportier bumpers, STI badges, and 18-inch wheels. The main exterior difference would be the new larger STI exhaust with the STI logo. Inside, it’s the same story as the standard Levorg with a digital instrument cluster and tablet-style infotainment display. STI Sport models also benefit from the red-black interior color scheme for a sportier vibe.
Since the Levorg with a 2.4-liter engine is now available in Japan, one can’t help but wonder if Motor Image Pilipinas will offer it locally. The Subaru dealer has yet to launch the Levorg in the Philippines and remains silent on the model. But if their schedule remains unchanged, it will arrive in the first half of 2022.
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