2024 Subaru Levorg Layback teased for Japan – fall debut; wagon with SUV-style features and design

2024 Subaru Levorg Layback teased for Japan – fall debut; wagon with SUV-style features and design

Subaru has begun teasing a new model called the Levorg Layback, which appears to be a variant of its existing wagon with SUV-style features. Set to be revealed in full this fall (it starts from around mid-September in Japan), the high-riding wagon will be open for pre-orders next month from September 7.

According to the Japanese market, the Levorg Layback was developed for the Japanese market and is being described as a “unique SUV.” To our ears, the upcoming model sounds like a smaller alternative to the Outback and could sit in the line-up just above the Forester. According to Japan’s Best Car Web, the Layback name was derived from the words “laid back.”

Based on the shadowy images provided, the Layback will get its own grille with a different design for the insert as well as an aluminium-style trim connecting the LED headlamps. The bumper is also different with prominent intakes at the corners, while the wheel arches gain some black cladding. A shot of interior also shows two-tone leather upholstery with bright contrast stitching.

No further details were provided, but we should also expect a revised suspension setup that provides more ground clearance. The Levorg already comes with the brand’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which is paired with a CVT and either a 1.8 litre or 2.4 litre flat-four engine, both turbocharged.

The smaller-displacement mill makes 177 PS (174 hp) and 300 Nm of torque, while the 2.4 litre unit, which is used in the performance-focused WRX Wagon packs 275 PS (271 hp) and 375 Nm. It isn’t known what engine the Layback will get, so we’ll need to wait a few more weeks to find out.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Anonymous_C on Aug 04, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Interesting new grille design… finally getting out of Subaru comfort zone?

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  • Amen everytime see Toyota Cross on Aug 04, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    A stretch version of Toyota Cross?

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  • Faisal on Aug 06, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    I am a simple man, i see sportswagon and I see a the perfect family balik kampung twisties handling machine

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