Subaru UK Confirms Levorg for Autumn 2015 Lauch

Subaru UK has announced two important launches for 2015: the new Outback in March and the all-new Levorg sport wagon in autumn.

Already on sale in the US, the UK-spec Outback will debut Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology and will also place particular emphasis on infotainment systems. No information was revealed regarding engine variants for either model.

In the US, the Outback is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four engine producing 175hp, but for the UK the model is likely to get a diesel too.

As for the Subaru Levorg, the model is currently on sale in Japan only, where it is offered with a choice of two powertrains: a new 1.6-liter direct-injection turbocharged gasoline boxer engine delivering 168hp (170PS) and a similar 2.0-liter unit with 296hp (300PS).

Subaru UK has also announced sales figures for 2014, with the Japanese brand reporting an impressive 23 percent year-on-year growth. The brand also saw an 8.6 percent increase in new car registrations in December, outperforming Britain’s overall new car market and helping the brand to increase market share.

Subaru attributes growth to new models launched last year such as the new WRX STI and Impreza, as well as price cuts to existing models. Subaru’s range of SUVs and crossovers have also proven more popular in 2014. The Forester remains the brand’s bestseller in the UK, with 1,210 cars sold last year (up 33 percent). Subaru UK expects Forester sales to further grow in 2015 with the arrival of the Forester Lineartronic diesel model in April.

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  • Six_Tymes

    STI version and i’m in for one.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Needs a new name. Lavorg sounds like a Dr. Who villain.

  • BEK

    Levorg?!? Does anyone else realize that this is GROVEL spelled backwards?!?!?!? Are they begging people to buy it?!?!

    • emjayay

      No I didn’t, but it was already the worst car name ever anyway. Honda had the sense to call the Vezel something else.

      • Lord Richards

        There was a Nissan Cedric in Japan.

    • dinn

      It could be much worse, I am glad that they haven’t called it for example lavement 🙂

  • Dr Zoidberg

    The %s may be impressive but look at the actual numbers.
    Subaru as a brand just isn’t on the public’s radar in the UK.
    The importer isn’t the best which probably doesn’t help.

    • dinn

      Expensive Road Tax due to poor emission doesn’t help. It is about £500 per year for WRX STI, and for Golf R, Leon Cupra it is below £200. Subaru’s engine is bit old school and mpg figures are not the best. If you buy that car for 5-6 years it makes difference.

      • Dr Zoidberg

        The engine is refreshingly old school imho. No long term reliability issues associated with their engines. The CO2 is a problem but those mpg figures are more realistic than the figures for a boosted engine which are playing to the EU requirements.

        • dinn

          True. I have 2.0 turbo petrol engine and it gives everything between 15-29 mpg. I avarage rather 21-22 mpg. According to EU test it should be 35 mpg up to low 40’s.

  • Randall Raines

    Such a good face and so ugly at the side.

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