Subaru has unveiled the Layback version of the Levorg in Japan, featuring SUV-inspired characteristics with a ground clearance increase of 55 millimeters, now reaching 200 millimeters. This new variant expands the Levorg model range and essentially serves as a smaller alternative to the Outback.
The Levorg Layback measures 4,770 millimeters in length, 1,820 millimeters in width, and 1,570 millimeters in height. This makes it 15 millimeters longer, 25 millimeters wider, and 70 millimeters taller than the base model, thanks to redesigned parts and a new suspension.
Subaru specifies that this version was developed exclusively for the Japanese market, with the Levorg Layback undergoing a series of changes to adopt crossover characteristics. The front bumper has been redesigned, featuring a broader grille with an aluminum bar connecting the LED headlights. Modified front and rear bumper air intakes are also visible, along with new 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Additionally, there are discreet plastic trim pieces on the lower body and around the wheel arches, along with new 18-inch aluminum wheels fitted with all-season 225/55 tires. Inside, you’ll find dual-tone leather upholstery on the seats, accented with contrasting gold stitching.
Under the hood, the familiar 1.8-liter turbo boxer engine delivers 177 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque, transmitted to all four wheels via a CVT Lineatronic transmission and Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system.