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Technology New Subaru Levorg debuts in Tokyo, here's what it means for the US

08:30  23 october  2019
08:30  23 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Like all new Subarus , the next-generation Levorg rides on the company' s global platform, which underpins everything from the smallest Impreza The Levorg also brings with it an update to Subaru ' s EyeSight driver-assistance tech. Subaru says a new , 360-degree camera suite gives the Levorg an

In fact, here ’ s what we had to say about the VIZIV back in March of 2018: “This A direct replacement for the Levorg is the first thing that comes to mind.” Some things are just very obvious from the get-go. Subaru will unveil the all- new Levorg in pre-production form at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.

No, friends, we won't be getting the new Subaru Levorg in the US. But that doesn't mean there aren't a few things we can learn from Subaru's new sporty wagon, which officially debuted Wednesday at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show .

a close up of a car: From the B pillar forward, you're looking at the next Subaru WRX. Subaru© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. From the B pillar forward, you're looking at the next Subaru WRX. Subaru

First, a bit of background. The current Levorg -- the name, by the way, isn't French for "The Vorg," but instead, a portmanteau of the words "Legacy," "evolution" and "touring" -- has been on sale since 2014, and is currently available in Japan and Europe. The current model shares its platform with the last-generation Legacy, and uses several different engines, including the one found in the WRX sedan.

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The next-generation Subaru Levorg , better known as the WRX wagon the company has so far Many enthusiasts pine for the Levorg because it is a high-performance wagon that we don't get, but even Styling-wise, the new Levorg is heavily inspired by the Viziv Performance and Viziv Tourer concepts.

Subaru ' s weirdly named wagon will make an appearance in Tokyo previewing the vehicle' s second generation. The tech should be the most interesting part of the new Levorg . The LQ is a Level 4 autonomous vehicle, meaning it ' s capable of operating without human oversight within specific locations or vehicle modes. In the US , the Toyota Yaris is currently based on the Mazda2.

Like all new Subarus, the next-generation Levorg rides on the company's global platform, which underpins everything from the smallest Impreza to the largest Ascent . Its design gives it the appearance of a sharper Impreza, and that's intentional. Everything you see from the B pillar forward will be seen on the next-generation WRX. Check out that hood scoop, yo. But don't hold your breath for a new wagon variant in the US.

a close up of a car: We do love a longroof. Subaru© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. We do love a longroof. Subaru

As for what's under the hood, Subaru says the Levorg uses a brand-new, turbocharged, 1.8-liter boxer four, although horsepower and torque numbers haven't been specified as of this writing. It's unclear if this engine will power the next WRX, or if it'll be offered in other US-bound products.

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One look at the Subaru Levorg , which debuted today at the Tokyo auto show, will have people For those who have never heard of this peculiarly named Subaru , here ' s a quick history lesson. Most notably, the Levorg now rides on the Subaru Global Platform, which currently underpins the Impreza

The Subaru Levorg is a mid-size car manufactured since 2014 by Subaru . According to the company, the name Levorg is a portmanteau of three words, LEgacy, reVOlution

The Levorg also brings with it an update to Subaru's EyeSight driver-assistance tech. Subaru says a new, 360-degree camera suite gives the Levorg an "expanded range of pre-collision braking operation to cover crossing and turning at an intersection of low visibility," according to an official statement.

What's more, high-definition map data can be used to recognize the shape of the road ahead, meaning the car can automatically reduce speed before going into a curve, which Subaru says will allow for hands-free driving in certain conditions. This could be a bit of tech similar to Nissan's updated ProPilot 2.0 software, which we recently tested in a Japanese-spec Skyline sedan. Of course, that also means the tech isn't ready for primetime in the US, but it could also head our way soon.

a close up of a car© Subaru

Subaru is calling the new Levorg a prototype, since the model doesn't officially go on sale in Japan until the second half of 2020. The new WRX is expected to arrive after that, but we'll be keeping an eye out for the new turbo engine and updated EyeSight tech to make its way Stateside as well.

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Last month, Subaru released a short teaser of the upcoming Levorg Prototype, which is set to appear at this year’ s Tokyo Motor Show. If what you’re looking at has an odd sense of familiarity to it , that is because the Levorg Prototype clearly resembles The new look is clearly a lot more angular, and

This is reported to be the first image of the new Subaru Levorg , which is set to be unveiled at the Tokyo The image - published by Japanese media - suggests the new Levorg will be considerably more angular We will use your information to ensure you receive messages that are relevant to you.

Subaru Levorg shows the face of the brand's next WRX

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