Subaru’s thoroughly uncomplicated interior design language feels like it coagulated around a decade ago and then set like concrete.
Anyone familiar with any Impreza from the period is likely to get comfortable quickly, as much of the architecture and aesthetic seems to have been transplanted virtually wholesale.
The improvements, according to Subaru, are in the quality of the trim materials, a greater proportion of which are now soft-touch furnishings.
That’s true, but the addition of some piano black finish on the fascia and blue stitching on a new-look flat-bottomed steering wheel doesn’t dramatically lift the Levorg’s cabin beyond Subaru’s usual humdrum standard – and it isn’t going to be enough to tempt customers out of Germany’s premium-brand cars.
The cabin’s virtues are familiar, though. There’s an undeniable robustness built into the rudimentary feel, and like those of most of its stablemates, the Levorg’s fittings exude a sense of indeterminate toughness. Likewise, the fascia’s layout is sensible and largely ergonomically sound, helped no end in the modernisation stakes by the introduction of Subaru’s latest 7.0in infotainment touchscreen.