A Subaru STi Wagon is Real and Of Course We Can’t Have It

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Subaru has confirmed that it will offer a Levorg STi model, but it probably won’t head to the U.S.

Launching in Japan this summer, the Levorg STi aims to offer the same sportiness of the WRX STi but will have a more premium feel. Such a model has been rumored since last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, where Subaru unveiled the Levorg S concept that featured plenty of STi goodies throughout. In concept form, it had more aggressive front and rear bumpers, a carbon fiber roof and 19-inch BBS wheels paired to Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

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The Levorg is built on the same platform as the current Impreza and is Subaru’s wagon variant of the popular car. Although exact specifications for the Levorg STi have not been announced, it is expected to be powered by the same 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine as the existing WRX STi that has 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.

An official announcement should be made in the coming weeks and we will soon get to see just how premium STi will become and whether future WRX models in the U.S. will follow suit.

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  • Isend2C

    I thought that the Japan-spec STI had a 2.0L turbo 4 that revved instead of our useless lump of a 2.5?

  • I believe that you are referring to the Direct injected version of the 2.0 liter boxer engine found on the regular WRX.

  • Hugh

    STI SPORT 1.6

    1.6L Flat-4 Cylinder DOHC+DIT
    170ps/4,800rpm
    Torque 25.5kgm/1,800-4,800rpm
    Transmission:6MT
    Price ¥3,220,000

    STI SPORT 2.0

    2.0L Flat-4 Cylinder DOHC 16bulb Dual AVCS Twin Scroll Turbo
    308ps/6,400rpm
    Torque 43.0kgm/4,400rpm
    Transmission:6MT
    Price ¥3,650,000