A brand new mannequin of this all-time efficiency hero is headed our means, and there’s a welcome shock for affected person and devoted followers.
Subaru goes again to its roots with its new efficiency hero.
The Japanese model’s native arm has confirmed it would supply a wagon model of the brand new WRX alongside the sedan variant. Subaru says the WRX wagon is due within the second quarter of subsequent 12 months.
Subaru has a powerful historical past with quick wagons together with early examples of the WRX, together with the Forester GT and XT, plus sizzling Liberty variations such because the Liberty RS, GT, 3.0R-B and Blitzen.
Recent examples of the WRX have been both a sedan or a hatchback.
Subaru Australia boss, Blair Read, says the brand new WRX wagon builds on the efficiency mannequin’s wealthy heritage.
“The WRX Sportswagon offers Australians an additional version of this performance machine with enhanced practicality for everyday use,” says Mr learn.
“The WRX Sportswagon will be a model in its own right, with both the sedan and Sportswagon featuring unique specification tailored to their respective audiences.”
Subaru has ditched the two.0-litre engine from the earlier model in favour of a much bigger 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo unit making 202kW/350Nm.
Despite the rise in measurement the outputs develop by simply 5kW, which places it behind front-wheel drive rivals such because the Hyundai i30 N, Ford Focus ST and Toyota’s all-wheel drive pint-sized Yaris GR.
Buyers can select between a six-speed handbook or a CVT computerized transmission that drives all 4 wheels.
The new WRX will get reworked suspension with a number of driving modes and improved physique management that the model says makes it sweeter to steer by way of corners.
Subaru has given the cabin a giant improve, packing in new tech and creature comforts, together with a giant tablet-style 11.6-inch central touchscreen with smartphone mirroring and entrance sports activities bucket seats.
Automatic variations rating the model’s excellent driver help expertise that features objects reminiscent of auto emergency braking, lane-keep help, radar cruise management and extra. Manual variations make do with much less.
Subaru will reveal native costs and specs nearer to the car’s launch date.