Subaru Impreza prototype and Levorg STI Sport showcased in Tokyo


Subaru showcased a bunch of builds at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, which included the Impreza prototype and the Levorg STI Sport. While we don’t have a lot of details on the Impreza prototype, the Levorg STI Sport is actually gonna go on sale in Japan.

The Impreza prototype is decorated with STI parts throughout; Subaru didn’t share any details on these parts, but I guess these would include a front lip spoiler, front & rear bumper winglets, rocker panel winglets, a roof spoiler, center-mounted dual exhaust tips, and of course, STI-branded black wheels. The exterior of the prototype is painted in a new Sunblaze Pearl color.

As for the rest of the things, Subaru talks about the general/overall improvements it made on the new Impreza; these include a more rigid and lightweight body structure; improved vibration absorption; changes to the seat structure for better comfort; 2-pinion electric power steering; electric brake booster; a large 11.6-inch touchscreen; new stereo camera unit and a wide-angle monocular camera that are part of the active safety features, and so on.

As mentioned, the Levorg STI Sport prototype will go on sale in Japan, and the order window is gonna open between January 26 and May 12, 2023. If you’re in Japan, you gotta be ready (with JPY 5,764,000) because Subaru is building only 500 units of these.

On the exterior, the special edition car wears dark elements such as the front bumper spoiler, front grille, mirror caps, rocker panel inserts, a shark fin antenna, rear bumper inserts, and so on. 19-inch BBS forged wheels wrapped with 225/40 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires; a front strut tower brace; flexible draw stiffener front & rear; a transmission oil cooler, and a model-specific transmission control unit, are all part of the package.

The dark-themed interior includes an STI-branded steering wheel and STI-branded Recaro seats. What powers this special edition Levorg? Well, it’s the 2.4-litre boxer-four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 202 kW (275 metric hp) and 375 Nm (277 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled with a CVT and an all-wheel-drive system.

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