This little survey was prompted by SV Robinson. How old is the Subaru range and what does it consist of?
The price ranges from £17,500 to £30,000 (rounded up a shade). The average price is £24,700. The Outback and Forester are available with six options; the XV with four and the others with one or two. What is a Levorg? I have not read any reviews of this and the name is appallingly made up. You can read Autocar’s view here (it’s a 4-wheel drive estate). There’s no Legacy, note. When did that happen? Subaru’s range is composed entirely of niche vehicles, barring the Impreza which is a five door, five-seater hatchback. Everything else is niche with a topping of niche (boxer engines or boxer diesel engines).
Some numbers – Outback: 2014; Levorg 2014; Forester 2013; XV and Impreza 2012; WRX STi 2014; BRZ 2012. And before you wonder idly about the BRZ, the answer is 1.8 years. Or call it two years, for convenience with the BRZ the oldest car in the range.
We salute this eccentricity. I do wish that the cars looked more conventionally ugly though. The Levorg is really quite appalling but not in a breeze-block way so much as in a misapplication of styling features kind of way. It has a 1.6 litre boxer engine and AWD. They need to try understatement, don’t they?