Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

The Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic is certainly a great looking car with excellent proportions cleverly disguising it’s utilitarian skill set. The Levorg’s styling is spot on with Subaru having created a distinctive and aggressive front end accentuated by the Levorg’s hexagonal grille and hood-scoop that not only looks fantastic but keeps the turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine’s intercooler constantly refreshed with cooling air.  

With subtle chrome highlights leading the eye from the front fog lights, past the flared front wheel arches, good looking 18” alloy wheels and high waist and you have a classically styled muscular car that belies it’s ‘estate’ origins. 

Inside and the sense of style and power continues with an interior that is comfortable and supportive using quality materials that are soft to the touch. With all manner of adjustments available to the driver and Subaru’s distinctive D-shaped steering wheel, designed to create a memorable connection between you and the car, the Levorg really is a great place to spend time.

Subaru have developed their own SUBARU STARLINK infotainment system for the Levorg, a system that lets you access internet radio, entertaining apps, and, Subaru say, much more. You can control the system through the 7-inch central touchscreen, multifunction steering wheel controls, or the voice recognition system, as well as including USB and standard AUX jack. There really is nothing that you are left wanting.

Out on the roads of South Wales near the renowned Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend and it is easy to feel Subaru’s Championship winning technology written within the DNA of the Levorg. With the horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, turbocharged DOHC 1,600cc, AWD Boxer engine producing around 168bhp between 4800-5600rpm and a not inconsiderable 184 ft/lb torque available at 1800-4800rpm, there is more than enough power available to provide swift progress and allow you to stay ahead of the pack. Subaru’s newest Boxer engine is able to provide an ideal balance between efficiency and performance, with a combined 39.4mpg whilst still emitting only 164 g/km CO2, a feat achieved by combining both direct fuel injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger to give more power and decreased petrol consumption out in the real world.  

For a practical family car, the Subaru complements it’s driving characteristics by giving the driver the choice of two different driving experiences, Intelligent and Sport. Intelligent mode has been designed to provide smoother acceleration and more efficient operation, whilst Sport mode offers a more exciting driving experience, when the opportunity arises, with enhanced power and acceleration.

An excellent driving experience, comfortable, well put together and practical, the Subaru Levorg is attempting to be all things to all men/women and with it’s driving modes, AWD system, strong Boxer engine and boot space of 522 Litres, this Subaru proves itself to be a superb choice and with a starting price of £29,995, you’re getting an awful lot of car for your money. Well done then Subaru and a massive thanks to Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend for the loan of the Levorg, give them a call on 01656339840 and grab yourself a great deal.

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