June 02, 2016 By C! Magazine Staff

Production-spec Subaru Levorg STI revealed

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Subaru’s tuning arm, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), has just revealed the Levorg STI Sport Wagon. It gets a heavily revised exterior and interior that gives it a more aggressive tone compared to the standard model.

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Even though it bears the STI badge, Subaru opted to have the Levorg STI emphasize on performance aesthetics and aerodynamics instead of power. Up front, it gets a new grill along with larger air dams. Along the side, it is fitted with subtle side skirts as well as a chromed twin tip exhaust and a rear diffuser blade similar to that of the Forester tS. Completing it all are the 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

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Inside, the Levorg STI gets a tasteful interior courtesy of a Bourdeaux-Black STI leather seats. Providing contrast is STI’s signature dark red stitching applied on the center console, steering wheel, and gear lever. Reminding the occupants that they’re inside something special, the STI logo is embroidered on the seats’ headrests while STI sill plates complete the look.

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The Japan-exclusive Levorg STI Sport Wagon will be available with two turbocharged Boxer engines. First up is the standard 1.6-liter which puts out 168 BHP and the 2.0-liter lump which produces 295 BHP. Both engines are mated to a lineartronic CVT transmission with all-wheel drive.

Other performance modification done on the STI Sport Wagon are the addition of uprated springs, revised steering, and upgraded dampers courtesy of Subaru’s DampMaticII Variable Damping Suspension.

Much like standard Levorgs in Japan, the STI Sport Wagon will also come with Subaru’s EyeSight security system. This system features sensors that scan the road ahead and allow features such as collision warning, autonomous braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control to work.

The Levorg STI Sport Wagon will be on sale in Japan this summer. Whether it will be destined for markets outside Japan is yet to be known.

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