Subaru Levorg GT UK

Listen up, Subaru fans! You can stop grovelling now – Motor Image has confirmed that the Subaru Levorg will be launched in Malaysia at the midpoint of 2016. The Impreza wagon will reportedly be powered by the marque’s turbocharged 1.6 litre DIT (Direct Injection Turbo) flat-four petrol engine – the same mill in the UK-spec Levorg GT puts out a total of 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque.

All that grunt will, in true Subaru fashion, be diverted to all four corners via a symmetrical all-wheel drive system – a Lineartronic CVT with six virtual ratios is the sole transmission on offer. Unfortunately, Malaysian buyers will not be getting their hands on the larger 2.0 litre turbocharged DIT engine found under the bonnet of the Japanese-spec Subaru Levorg – said mill puts out a tastier 300 PS and 400 Nm in total.

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Unfortunately, additional details regarding the soon-to-be-introduced wagon remain murky. The folks responsible for bringing in the car have yet to quote an estimated price tag for the Levorg – said figures are set to be announced only next year due to the unstable ringgit.

The Subaru Levorg was first introduced in Japan as a “prototype” in 2013 before going on sale in its home country later on. In June 2015, said wagon was introduced into the UK in sole GT spec. We could speculate that the Malaysian variant will mirror the UK model since both versions share the same engine. Should that be the case, expect 18-inch alloys and a host of safety kit like blind spot detection and rear vehicle alert.

GALLERY: Subaru Levorg prototype in Tokyo