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2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review

James regularly misspent his younger days behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX wagon. Will its spiritual successor, the Levorg, live up to the memory?

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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells
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Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells

About half of all Subaru models sold in Australia this year have been fitted with the company’s third-generation Eyesight preventative safety assistance system. Subaru’s stereo camera-based driver assist system can interpret the vehicle ahead’s brake lights, and packages adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and steering assist, lane-departure warning and front-vehicle-start alert (good for prompting dozy drivers in stop-start traffic)...


2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...


2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications
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2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications

The all-new 2017 Subaru Levorg has launched in Australia with a starting price of $42,990 (before on-road costs) for the base GT model, and $52,890 (before on-road costs) for the top of the range GT-S Spec B. All three Subaru Levorg variants are powered by the same engine and drivetrain as the current WRX - a 2...


2017 Subaru Levorg Review
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2017 Subaru Levorg Review

The return of the super wagon from Subaru may have taken decades, but is late better than never?


2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed

The 2016 Subaru Levorg will be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX when the new performance wagon arrives in showrooms later this year. The Subaru Levorg is set to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 'boxer' engine with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque, though as we've previously reported, there will be no six-speed manual gearbox offered...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


2016 Subaru New Cars
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2016 Subaru New Cars

Details of the new and updated Subaru models launching in Australia in 2016.   Subaru Levorg - mid 2016 Subaru’s all-new Levorg wagon will come to Australia in mid-2016, arriving as a companion to the small Impreza and WRX models. The Levorg first debuted in late 2013 as a thinly-veiled concept, marching quickly to a Japan-market launch...


Subaru Levorg STI, XV STI concepts to debut at Tokyo auto salon
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Subaru Levorg STI, XV STI concepts to debut at Tokyo auto salon

Subaru tuning house STI will use January’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon to unveil two fresh concepts, based on the new Levorg wagon and the ageing XV crossover. Opening on January 15, the aftermarket tuning and styling event will play host to Subaru Tecnica International’s view of how the already WRX-related Levorg and its less edgy XV stablemate could look - and go - with a more sporting approach...


2016 Subaru Levorg surfaces in Australia ahead of local launch
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2016 Subaru Levorg surfaces in Australia ahead of local launch

The all-new 2016 Subaru Levorg wagon has been spied in Australia this week, in the lead-up to its local market launch next year. Spied by CarAdvice reader Josh on the New South Wales stretch of the Hume Highway over the weekend, this Levorg is likely a factory-owned Australian-market model in final evaluation...


2016 Subaru Levorg GT Review
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2016 Subaru Levorg GT Review

Subaru set to return to form with a new-generation wagon blending performance, luxury and practicality...


Subaru recalls European design ethos
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Subaru recalls European design ethos

Subaru may place great emphasis on the North American market, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten the European design that defined former product such as the mid-2000s Liberty. These are the sentiments expressed to CarAdvice today by the CEO (or Geschaftsfuhrer) of Subaru Germany, Tomohiro Kubota, who we talked with about the direction of Subaru’s general design and execution...


Subaru Levorg Australian Launch Confirmed - OFFICIAL
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Subaru Levorg Australian Launch Confirmed - OFFICIAL

Fans of Subaru’s fourth-generation Liberty GT wagon, “starved” of a logical replacement in recent generations, have had their prayers answered today. Subaru Australia has responded to reports of an Australian debut for the new Levorg wagon by putting all speculation to rest: it’s coming next year...


Subaru Levorg firming for Australia
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Subaru Levorg firming for Australia

Fans of sporty wagons holding out for official word on Subaru’s Levorg may not have much longer to wait, if talk within the brand’s dealer network is any indication. The Levorg made its first appearance in late 2013, debuting as an Impreza-based wagon that would enter the Japanese market as something of a spiritual successor to earlier, smaller Liberty wagons...


Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon
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Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon

A decision on whether the Subaru Levorg will make it into Australian showrooms remains up in the air, even though the company had hoped to announce its call either way before the end of last month. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Subaru Australia national corporate affairs manager David Rowley said, "[There's] still no definite decision"...


2015 Subaru New Cars
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2015 Subaru New Cars

Details of the new and updated Subaru models launching in Australia in 2015.   Subaru Forester – March The Subaru Forester will see a long-awaited diesel-auto drivetrain option in March. The 2...


Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015
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Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015

Whether or not the performance-focused Subaru Levorg wagon will form a part of the Japanese brand’s local line-up is set to be decided within three months. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed the brand will have an answer for potential buyers of the Levorg – which can be specified as essentially a more practical five-door wagon version of the WRX – in the new year...


Subaru Liberty: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model
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Subaru Liberty: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model

The new-generation Subaru Liberty will only come as a sedan, a senior engineer from the Japanese company has indicated to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show. Masayuki Uchida, senior project general manager of the Subaru Legacy concept, spoke with CarAdvice at the reveal of the new Subaru Outback at the New York show, where he stated the brand’s medium car range will be offered only as a sedan, with wagon duties being taken care of by the new Outback and smaller Levorg model...