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.
For its part, Subaru remains tight-lipped on plans for a local Levorg launch, confirming with CarAdvice this week that, at the very least, it will not be seen here in 2015.
A spokesperson for Subaru’s local arm did not rule out a launch in the new year, however, and the company has been vocal in its desire to bring the turbocharged wagon here.
As the Levorg’s September launch in the UK draws near, an announcement for Australia may not be far behind.
In the meantime, sources within the Subaru dealer network have revealed to CarAdvice that the Levorg is “definitely coming” to Australia - but, as the company itself maintains, not before the end of this year.
There remains no word on local specification. In Japan, the Levorg is offered with two four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines: a 125kW/250Nm 1.6-litre unit, and the WRX-sourced 221kW/400Nm 2.0 litre engine.
Subaru Australia would undoubtedly be interested in both options, but the UK’s 1.6-only program could also be a preview of things to come for the local market.
One thing is certain: don’t expect to row your own gears in the Levorg, as it is a CVT auto-only offering no matter where you go.