The etymology of the LEVORG name apparently was taken from a combination of "Legacy", "revolution", and "touring," a three-name combo that leaves us a little confused, honestly.
But hey, it’s Subaru’s concept so we’re going to stick with what its decisions for it are, including the name.
The Japanese automaker is touting the LEVORG Concept as a "sports tourer" that will serve as a preview for a production model that will be launched next year in Japan, with the possibility of getting some international love if vehicle meets the company’s expectations.
Subaru also released a handful of teaser photos of the LEVORG Concept and from the images, it looks like the tourer carries the same design language that Subaru is using these days on a handful of its new models, including those slanted headlights that we also saw on the 2013 Subaru WRX Concept . A fancy set of alloy wheels are also part of the concept’s package, as will be a horizontally-opposed 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.
No details on performance numbers have been released but we imagine the car to get something along the lines of 150 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque.
Click past the jump to read about the potential predecessor of the LEVORG Concept, the Impreza Tourer
When Subaru introduced the 2012 Impreza at the 2011 New York Auto Show , it did so with the belief that the car’s new design would propose roomier cabin space with new level of comfort and refinement for enhanced product appeal.
In some ways, the Impreza did just that and accomplishing it with the aide of a 2.0-liter, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder producing 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, a smaller engine than its previous incarnation, but far more efficient as far as fuel returns were concerned.
Gallery Subaru Impreza
Subaru will unveil a new sports tourer prototype, the LEVORG, at Tokyo Motor Show, next month (November), together with two other world premiere concepts.
LEVORG has a sports car feel, offering great drivability, plus safety and environmental credentials combined with the practicality of a touring car.
The name LEVORG comes from a combination of Legacy, revolution and touring.
It is currently under development for production model launch in 2014, for the Japan domestic market.
The powertrain features the newly-developed 1.6-litre horizontally-opposed direct injection turbo (DIT) engine.
LEVORG also has Subaru’s next-generation EyeSight driver assist system, with many added safety functions and the newly launched steering support control.
A special website is being launched on the Subaru official website at 2pm AEST today, with teaser images and other information - http://www.subaru.jp/levorg/sp
Also displayed at Tokyo will be the Cross Sport design concept, Subaru’s vision of the next trend in Sports Utility Vehicles.
It has a compact body with overall length of just 4300 mm, allowing fun driving combined with easy seat access, a comfortable interior, and abundant luggage space.
The third concept is the Crossover 7 - and as the name suggests, it is a seven-seater.
Crossover 7 has a sophisticated urban look but its exterior also projects rough-road driving capability. The interior features smooth tan leather seats, in an elegant and roomy space.
Subaru will also show VIZIV Evolution Concept, previously displayed at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.
A press briefing will be held at the show by Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, at 8.30am Japan time on Wednesday November 20, at the Subaru stand (East Hall). It will be broadcast via live webcast at: http://ustream.tv/channel/SUBARU-USTREAM