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New 1.6 turbo engine for 2018 Subaru Levorg

125kW 1.6 turbo arrives

The Subaru Levorg range has been tweaked for 2018, the big change being the introduction of a new 1.6 litre turbocharged engine.

Coming to entry-level versions of the sporty wagon, the new engine, which has never been offered in a Subaru in Australia before, delivers 125kW/250Nm and Subaru is claiming combined fuel consumption of 7.4L/100km.

The good news for prospective Levorg buyers is a serious drop in the get-in price - a Levorg can now be yours from just $35,990, down significantly on the previous entry price of $42,990.

The new engine sits below the existing 197kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol boxer engine and like its bigger brother it also comes with a CVT auto as standard.

Offered in two variants – GT and GT Premium, standard features in the 1.6 litre engine models include:

  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • EyeSight Driver Assist System
  • Reverse camera
  • Remote central locking
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leather trim steering wheel
  • Push button ignition
  • 17” alloy wheels

While the Premium version adds:

  • Bilstein suspension
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather trim with blue stitching
  • Satellite navigation
  • Sports front seats
  • Front View Camera
  • 18” alloy wheels

Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, tells us the new additions to the Levorg range make sense.

“We can now see even greater opportunity with the addition of two 1.6-litre turbo variants that will make this fun, flexible wagon available to an even greater cross-section of customers.

Check out more details on the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range.

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About Simon Lai 1426 Articles
Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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