Friday, 27 September 2019 12:38

New wagon a little different

Written by  Mark Daniel
The Levorg 2.0 GT-S is the successor to the Legacy GTB wagon. The Levorg 2.0 GT-S is the successor to the Legacy GTB wagon.

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your average.

The 2020 Levorg 2.0 GT-S, successor to the much missed Legacy GTB wagon, features 19” black STI wheels with cross-drilled brake rotors. 

It also comes with an STI strut brace for better cornering, a black mesh grille, black badges and matt black accents which on previous models were chrome.

This all-wheel-drive, standalone model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L direct injection boxer engine producing 197 Kw at 5600 rpm and 350 Nm torque between 2400-5200 rpm. Fuel consumption is 8.7L/100km. 

Factory Bilstein suspension units achieve superior handling.

The Levorg has the eight-speed Subaru Lineartronic transmission with paddle shift, complemented by the Subaru Intelligent Drive system with several performance modes from sporty to economical.

A key part of the package is the maker’s third-generation EyeSight safety technology. This identifies potentially dangerous driving situations and deals with them via its pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, lane sway warning and lead car alert.

Other driver aids include rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection and a front and side camera for easier parking. The Levorg comes with seven airbags and an ANCAP 5-star safety rating.

In the cabin, premium leather upholstery (with 10-way powered driver’s seat memory) and heated front seats warm your butt on those chilly winter mornings. 

Intuitive technology sees built-in satellite navigation powered by TomTom including real time traffic information. 

A 7-inch touch screen allows easy configuration of the vehicle’s main functions and connections to the outside world are via Apple Car play or Android auto.

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