A Subaru STi Wagon is Real and Of Course We Can't Have It
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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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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