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August 31, 2019

All-New Subaru WRX, Levorg Expected in 2020; To Have Smaller Turbo Engines

Subaru is busying migrating its entire product line-up to its stiffer, safer, more capable Subaru Global Platform. Of course, enthusiasts are holding their breath as to when the WRX and WRX STI will be getting the same treatment. Well, it seems with have the answer now. But sadly, you’ll have to wait your breath a little bit longer: late 2020 is the earliest the world will see the next iteration of a go-fast Subaru.

According to Japan’s BestCarWeb, the WRX, Levorg, and WRX STI will all finally move to the Subaru Global Platform, but the migration will be done in stages. The WRX (or WRX S4 as it’s known in Japan) will switch first in 2020 and then the WRX STI will move in 2021.

All three models will gain the new “Dynamic x Solid” design language and as such, will gain the trademark U-shaped LED headlights and “greatly inflated front and rear fenders.”

Without citing insider sources, the website says all three models will feature downsized turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer engines. They are lighter and have improved combustion efficiency.

The Levorg’s current 1.6-liter FB16DIT will be swapped for a new 1.5-liter motor making 150 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque; the WRX will change its FA20DIT to a new 1.8-liter making 270 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque; and finally, the WRX STI will have the FA20DIT with 320 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. The site goes on to say that the WRX STI will continue on with a 6-speed manual, while the Levorg and WRX will have a retweaked version of the Lineartronic CVT.

While the production version of the WRX and Levorg will arrive in showrooms sometime late 2020, the carmaker is said to preview a concept version of these three cars at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in October.

Source: BestCarWeb


  1. If the pictures above are the new wrx, then, subaru has improved a lot design wise.

  2. 1.8 liter producing 273horses. That a lot of boosting going on there.

  3. they should have kept the 2.0 turbo on the current levorg


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