Subaru WRX S4 and Levorg STI Sport R stand out for increased traction – DRIVE

The sedan for the Japanese market is equipped with all-wheel drive and a Subaru Performance CVT capable of simulating eight steps, and fuel consumption is 9.26 liters per 100 km. Compared to the previous Sports Lineartronic CVT, the new one has a larger gear ratio, less noise and vibration.

The Subaru WRX S4 model (the WRX version for the Japanese market) and in the past differed from the world one not only by the right-hand drive. This time, the newcomer, created on the basis of the fifth generation WRX sedan, found its own characteristics. The turbocharger 2.4 DIT FA24 produces 275 hp. and 375 N • m, which is 25 N • m higher than in the debut version of the WRX, intended for the US market. The WRX S4 has four configurations with prices ranging from 4,004,000 to 4,774,000 yen (2.65-3.16 million rubles).

The two older versions, STI Sport R and STI Sport R EX (pictured), flaunt their chassis settings and a mode selector (Sport +, Sport, Normal, Individual and Comfort) affecting the program shock absorbers, power steering, motor, four-wheel drive, EyeSight security system and air conditioning.

The STI Sport R / R EX gets a black and burgundy interior. There is an option for the Erka: Recaro front seats finished with Ultra Suede microfiber. And there was one other interesting difference between the WRX S4 and the worldwide WRX: a rear window wiper is a rarity for sedans.

At the same time, the Levorg station wagon, which in the usual versions is equipped with a 1.8 turbo four (177 hp, 300 N • m), received in Japan the STI Sport R version, clearly made with an eye on the Australian WRX Sportswagon. The car got the same 2.4 DIT FA24 boxer engine as the WRX S4 sedan, in the same setting at 275 hp. and 375 N • m and with the same Subaru Performance transmission.

Subaru Levorg STI Sport R starts at 4,389,000 yen (2.9 million rubles), while a simple Levorg with a 1.8 engine starts at 3,102,000 yen (2.06 million rubles).

In addition to adding a 2.4 engine variation to the Levorg range, the company has made several improvements to the base model. An optional oversized hatch has appeared, the fifth electrically operated door can now be opened and closed with a button on the driver’s seat when the locks are locked, the EyeSight X system opens all doors when the car automatically stops in the lane (if the driver becomes ill). And three new ones have been added to the body paint palette (Ceramic White, Sapphire Blue Pearl and Ignition Red). Recall that in the fall of 2022, the new Subaru WRX STI sedan should be released, in which the 2.4 turbo engine will develop from 330 to 400 forces.

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