Subaru has revealed a prototype of its next-generation of Levorg STI, the Impreza-based high-performance wagon that we don’t get in America, at the Tokyo Auto Salon this week. The car previews the next-gen Levorg’s updated looks, and sports a bunch of new tech we should expect to see on the production model.
Visual updates are similar to those we first saw with the reveal of the normal Levorg prototype back in October 2019. There’s a new, sharper fascia and a more molded body. Because the Levorg is basically an Impreza wagon, it’s safe to say the design you see here will also be used on the next-gen WRX and WRX STI.
Subaru hasn’t said what sort of drivetrain powers the Levorg STI prototype, but it’s safe to say it’s a more powerful version of the 296-horsepower turbocharged flat-four found in the outgoing Levorg STI Sport.
What Subaru does reveal is the Levorg STI prototype’s electronically controlled dampers—a first for a Subaru—and a drive-mode select system that can change steering, suspension, and all-wheel-drive characteristics on the fly for maximum driver enjoyment.
Judging by the pictures, this Levorg looks nearly production-ready. It should be hitting showrooms soon—whether it’ll come stateside is still unknown. Considering our market’s historical lack of interest in wagons, our odds aren’t great.
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