Subaru Levorg (2016)
The sport tourer auto named Subaru Levorg was successfully presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. Prior to this event the model entered the national market of Subaru in Japan where it gained popularity. Its selling price in UK is 27,495 pounds.
The Levord presents the follower of the popular Subaru Legacy Tourer of the fourth generation (2003-2008). In comparison with the previous model the Levorg is distinguished by compactness of on-road footprint. However, spaciousness of its salon is greater than body space of its predecessor. The model is fitted with standard equipment, in particular Subaruís worship four-wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain.
Developers and designers of Subaru suggest that the Levorg will present one of the most improved cabins of Subaru using a large quantity of upmarket consumables. Sports seats covered with leather and exclusive for Levorg blue colour stitching are considered to be standard as well as Subaru`s dashboard infotainment electronics with sensor display of 7,0 inches, connectivity and vehicle navigation system. Leather finishes in large quantities are used in design of the car salon, in particular leather-appointed door trim, the centre console and in the upper part of multifunctional display placed on the instrument panel.
The Subaru Forester has been upgraded for 2016 to ensure the model maintains its status as one of the most capable and versatile SUVs in its class. The 2016 model-year upgrades to the Subaru Forester - the Japanese manufacturer's bestselling model in the UK - result in improved safety, convenience, comfort and refinement.
Pricing remains unchanged for all trim levels in the updated Forester line-up, with the range starting from £25,495 (on-the-road) for the 2.0i XE model and £26,995 for best-selling 2.0D XC models.
Every Forester is equipped with two core Subaru technologies: Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, affording surefootedness in all conditions; and the latest-generation four-cylinder 'Boxer' engines, contributing to the low centre of gravity beneficial to balance, road holding and handling.
Upgrades to exterior and interior styling
The 2016 Subaru Forester has had an exterior and interior refresh. At the front of the car, the Forester's distinctive hexagonal grille has been updated with a new 'wing' motif grille mesh, while the front bumper has been reshaped and now features new L-shaped chrome trim adding greater visual volume to the lower part of the Forester's 'face'. The change is designed to emphasise the car's relatively low centre of gravity, wide stance and innate stability.
The wraparound headlamps - retaining Subaru's signature 'hawk-eye' shape - feature a new black base paint finish for a sharper appearance. The 2016 model is also fitted with new LED combination lamps at the rear.
Subaru has announced details of a series of upgrades to the XV compact crossover, designed to refresh the car's exterior styling, raise cabin quality and improve refinement. In spite of the range of upgrades across the full model line-up, pricing for the Subaru XV is unchanged for the 2016 model, which went on sale across the UK from £21,995 (OTR).
Since its introduction in 2012, the Subaru XV has stood out in its sector with Subaru's legendary permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard. The XV boasts higher ground clearance than most rivals and is among the lightest vehicles in the compact crossover segment, aiding the car's genuine off-road ability. Its centre of gravity and low-mounted four cylinder Boxer engines make it one of the most agile compact crossovers on the market.
Updates to the 2016 model follow hot on the heels of a range of upgrades made in 2015 which included a raft of suspension modifications and a quicker more direct steering rack, resulting in more engaging and assured handling and smoother ride.
Higher-quality cabin with new connected infotainment system
Among the most important changes to the upgraded XV is an upgraded interior, finished in higher quality materials and featuring Subaru's new factory-fit 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. Changes include the adoption of new metallic and piano black trim as well as new contrast stitching throughout the cabin. The driver's TFT LCD instrument binnacle has also been redesigned, now emitting a soft, contemporary blue glow.
Subaru 360 (1958)
Subaru 1000 (1965)
Subaru R-2 (1969)
Subaru Leone (1972)
Subaru Domingo (1983)
Subaru Justy (1984)
The Subaru XT, XT6, and Alcyone were sporty coupes sold from 1985 to 1991 by Subaru. The XT was sold in Australia and New Zealand as the Vortex and the XT6 was sold in North America and Europe. The Alcyone was sold in Japan. All were available in front wheel drive or all wheel drive (depending on the year).
The XT was replaced by the Subaru SVX in 1992.
The Alcyone is named after the brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster, on which the Subaru logo is based.
Subaru has earned a reputation for designing and marketing unusual vehicles—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. The Subaru XT is no exception. First introduced in February 1985 in the United States (June 1985 in Japan), the XT was a wedged-shaped departure from the 1970s-influenced curves of the previous models, aimed directly at the heart of the 1980s. When introduced, the New York Times called it "the ultimate in jazzy design", in contrast to Subaru's older "cheap and ugly" offerings. Its unusual wedge shape led to the unflattering nickname, "flying doorstop".
The XT was loaded with features rarely found on small cars, such as a turbocharger, a computer-controlled engine and transmission, adjustable height suspension and an optional digital instrument cluster. The XT also had some features found on few other cars, such as an electronic in-dash trip computer, retractable flaps covering the door handles, and a single wiper blade for the entire windshield.
The 1985 XT was fitted with two engines:
- EA82: 1781 cc F4 producing 97 hp (72 kW) at 5200 rpm and 103 ft·lbf (140 Nm) at 3200 rpm (9.5:1 compression ratio)
- EA82T: 1781 cc turbocharged F4 producing 111 hp (83 kW) at 4800 rpm and 143 ft·lbf (194 Nm) at 2800 rpm (7.5:1 compression ratio) (Some sources say 7.7:1.) In europe the power of the xt turbo was raised to 136 hp (100 kW)