Subaru Levorg GT Wagon fighting back against the SUVs

Will Salkeld Photography // www.willsalkeld.comIn the seemingly unstoppable swing towards SUVs in Australia, one segment of the market seems to have almost been forgotten, the sportswagon. However Subaru have got it covered as Rob Fraser tells us.

Subaru’s Levorg sportswagon is an alternative for buyers that want some space and practicality, but not the bulk of a SUV. Levorg was launched in Australia in 2016 and the 1.6L variant I drove recently was introduced in August 2017 as part of a model update.

The 1.6L GT Premium offers a more affordable option to the 2.0L STI Sport version. However lower price doesn’t translate to less features or quality. Essentially the major difference between them is the engine.

If you like wagons rather than SUVs, then the Levorg is an excellent alternative. Its solid build translates to a more compliant feel on the road, with polite road manners, smooth and quiet ride and luxury cruising

The four cylinder turbo boxer engine produces about 125kW and runs through Subaru’s brilliant Symmetrical AWD SYSTEM and a CVT.

For a touch over $43,000 plus the usual additional costs, the Levorg 1.6 GT Premium is definitely worth a look.

About Rob Fraser 1980 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.