Subaru Levorg Gains 2.0-Litre Petrol Unit, Other Upgrades In UK

Revamped for 2019, the Subaru Levorg now comes equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and is set to arrive in UK dealerships on July 1st, with six available colors to choose from. The price is £30,995 OTR ($40,000).

The front fascia has been updated to feature a new bumper, a sharper front grille and new headlight and fog light designs, while the newly designed 18-inch alloys complete the visual enhancements and are joined by LED steering responsive headlights and fog lights.

Safer and more connected

Inside this all-wheel driven family car there are discreet upgrades to its instrument panel, door trim and switches, while the driver’s seat gains power adjustable lumbar support. At the same time, the new 40/20/40 split folding rear seat configuration improves boot space usability and comes in handy when you have long items to load and two passengers to accommodate in the rear.

When it comes to infotainment, the Levorg offers a 7-inch multi-function color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation.

Also read: Subaru Levorg Gets STI Sport Black Selection And EyeSight Advantage Line Grades

As for its active safety features, the Levorg’s EyeSight driver assistance system comes with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and lane departure warning. Meanwhile, existing technologies such as blind spot monitoring and the reversing camera are now joined by a front view camera and a smart rear-view mirror.

Right now, the Subaru Levorg needs all the help it can get as far as the European car market is concerned, seen as how sales haven’t really been very good through the first three months of 2019, as per Carsalesbase.

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  • Able

    What kind of idiots are running Subaru of Europe? Who would want a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine when a more powerful and torquey – not to mention efficient – 1.6-litre turbo was on offer? Let alone the 300hp 2.0L turbo that’s on offer (and detuned in markets like Australia and New Zealand). They’ve made the Levorg even worse.

    • Salih Ahzem

      I think the new WLTP (or whatever heck that is) emission regulations in Europe is the one to blame here, they had no choice to comply. Some automakers even started to discontinue some of their models (like Peugeot with their 308 GT for example)

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        what a 2.0 L NA emits less CO2 than a 1.6 turbo?
        Apparently 3.0g/km of CO2 more than the 1.6

        • Salih Ahzem

          Again, I think it’s not only the CO2 emission but other NOx emissions which mandates a particle filter on some engines, btw RIP for the cool hood scoop the old 1.6T had.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    i don’t think that subaru will survive in europe

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It certainly won’t in the UK with its importer, International Motors Group.

  • Alduin

    This should’ve been a WRX and STI wagon variant. I dont understand why SOA didn’t bring it to the US.

  • Super Rob

    People who pay $6 a gallon for gas is who wants the 2.0 engine. I would take a RAV4 Hybrid before buying one of these things. It’s not like the UK is buried in snow every year so they need AWD.

  • Thegunof42 88’s

    I was actually so close to buying a Levorg. But it was not the engine that put me off….

    It was the fact they refused point blank to give it a manual. Which was extremely disappointing for me, who really wanted something akin to a WRX Wagon.

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