Subaru has given the Levorg an update in Japan, which includes minor equipment updates, as well as the introduction of two new special edition models – the STI Sport Black Selection and Advantage Line.

The most interesting of the two is the STI Sport Black Selection, which is available with two turbocharged, direct-injected, four-cylinder boxer engines. The first is a 1.6 litre unit developing 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque, while the other option is a 2.0 litre with 300 PS and 400 Nm. A Lineartronic CVT and Symmertrical All-Wheel Drive are standard fitments, as is a set of Bilstein dampers.

In terms of unique exterior enhancements, the STI Sport Black Selection gets 18-inch two-tone aluminium alloy wheels with 225/45 profile tyres. There are also black mirror caps with integrated puddle lights for a more aggressive look.

More significant changes are found on the inside, beginning with Ultrasuede/leather Recaro seats at the front, and the same mix of materials upholster the rear as well. There’s also plenty of red contrast topstitching, including on the door cards, centre console, steering wheel and gear lever, as well as STI-specific dials.

Meanwhile, the Advantage Line is only available with the 1.6 litre turbo engine, and gets a different design for its 18-inch wheels. Exterior items like the side mirror caps, door handles and emblems are finished in black on this model, with Cool Grey Khaki being an exclusive colour option.

Inside, you’ll find plenty of blue accents on the seats, dash inlays and the applied stitching. Like the STI Sport Black Edition, Ultrasuede/leather upholstery is the material of choice for the upholstery, but there are no Recaro units to be found here. Both special edition models come with the EyeSight suite of systems as standard.

As far as equipment updates for the rest of the range, the Levorg’s High Beam Assist now works at speeds from as low as 30 km/h compared to 40 km/h previously. Additionally, there’s now a new body colour available called Magentite Grey Metallic.