Power Boost for Subaru STI Sportwagon


More power for Subaru’s STI wagon.

Subaru’s station wagons are renowned for being excellent all-weather family cars, but what if you desire a touch more styling presence and driver involvement?

The Japanese all-wheel drive automotive specialist has released images and details of its latest high-performance station wagon called the Levorg STI Sport Black Selection. Distinguishing the STI Sport Black Selection from other Levorgs are its darkened 18-inch wheels and matching black mirror caps.

Inside there are body-contoured seats from Recaro for the front passenger and driver, with the latter benefitting from an eight-way powered range of adjustment. Blue contrast stitching and pseudo-carbon dashboard inlays meet additional bits of Alcantara and leather trim, to give these Levorg STI Sport Black Selection models a differentiated cabin environment.

Although the Levorg STI Sport Black Selection’s marketing impetus hinges on driving dynamics, Subaru is debuting an upgraded high-beam assist system on these special edition station wagons, which operates from 30 kph, instead of 40 kph. That might not sound like a substantial difference but in the world of illumination safety features, even marginal gains can help to avoid a collision.

Powering the Levorg STI Sport Black Selection are a choice of two engines. For those more bothered with appearance than performance, there is a 1.6-litre turbo which boosts 125 kW and 250 Nm. The 2-litre version is a lot more interesting, powering up to 220 kW and 400 Nm, which are keener numbers than the 197 kW and 350 Nm available in the standard Levorg STI Sport.

Unfortunately, the only gearbox option for either of the engines is a CVT. The Levorg STI Sport Black Selection is also currently limited to distribution in Subaru’s domestic market only. 

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