Subaru has launched the Levorg for the Southeast Asian market in Taipei this week. The launched featured world renowned precision driver Russ Swift and Subaru Ambassadors Natalie Pickles and Monika Sta. Maria from Asia's Next Top Model.
Not sure whether the specs are the same between the UK and Asian models. In the UK, the 1.6i GT is available in three colours Crystal White Pearl, Lapis Blue Pearl and Steel Blue Metallic. It costs £27,495 (OTR White colour).
VIZIV stands for Vision for Innovation and Subaru is using it to showcase how advanced hybrid technology can be used with "Subarus All-Wheel Drive (AWD) while also indicating at a future design direction for Subarus production vehicles."
The powertrain uses a new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel DIT (Direct-Injection Turbo) Boxer engine and three electric motors, one to power the front wheels and one on each of the rear wheels which operate independently.
We are looking at a possible future generation of hybrid technology powered Subaru AWD vehicles.
Former NHRA champion and film producer Ali Afshar will attempt to set a new record for the World's fastest Subaru this month for the second time. He has held this record previously. In case you are not aware, Ali was producer of the indie car hit film, Born to Race. He is currently involved in the post-production on a new car racing film slated to be released before the end of the year.
Ali's ESX team include 2-time NHRA National & World Champions, 18-time NHRA event champions.
He is also the creator of his own line of signature Aston Martin and Subaru vehicles sold at dealerships across the US.
The Subaru XV has been named ‘SUV of the Year’ by 4x4 Magazine ahead of rivals from Audi, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen.
Judges were impressed by the compact crossover's fuel economy, enjoyable driving characteristics and ground clearance.
Subaru’s customer service package called Everything Taken Care of (ETCo), apparently helped tip the balance in the Subaru’s favour.
Commenting on the XV’s victory, Nigel Fryatt, Editor, 4x4 Magazine, said: “The SUV class in 4x4 Magazine’s 4x4 of the Year test is one of the most competitive. The Subaru XV was an interesting new arrival in that class, which did much to impress judges.
The Subaru XV range is available in 1.6 petrol manual or CVT, 2.0 petrol manual or CVT and 2.0D manual options.