WORLD PREMIER OF ALL-NEW SUBARU WRX
September 10, 2021
WORLD PREMIER OF ALL-NEW SUBARU WRX
|●||A 2.4L direct injection Subaru BOXER turbo engine brings powerful, quick and responsive acceleration|
|●||Subaru Global Platform with full inner frame construction significantly enhances the driving dynamics|
|●||Bold and aggressive, aerodynamic design expresses the driving excitement as a performance car|
Tokyo, September 10, 2021 — Subaru Corporation today unveiled the all-new 2022 WRX (U.S. model).
|All-new 2022 WRX (U.S. model)|
Equipped with a Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) system built around Subaru BOXER engine, the WRX is the symbol of Subaru AWD sport performance. Ever since the first model hit the streets back in 1992*1, the WRX has gained worldwide support from sports car enthusiasts as a distinctive performance car combining impressive sport performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan.
While inheriting the elements that have been making WRX a WRX throughout four generations, the all-new WRX was further evolved. As a result, the value as a performance car and the value as a practical sedan have both been enhanced evolutionally with this new generation WRX.
The power unit has been upgraded to 2.4L direct injection Subaru BOXER turbo engine that brings strong, quick and responsive acceleration. The engine is installed on the highly rigid body and chassis built on the Subaru Global Platform with full inner frame construction that significantly enhances vehicle responsiveness and ride comfort. In addition, Subaru Performance Transmission incorporating adaptive shift control for a much quicker shifting response, the Drive Mode Select system that changes the driving characteristics of the car according to the driver’s preference, and the new generation EyeSight that brings even more safety are available on select trim. As a performance sedan that combines enhanced driving excitement and daily practicality, the new WRX offers greater performance, technology and safety that support active lifestyles.
The new WRX (U.S. model) is scheduled to go on sale in the US in 2022.
*1: First model was introduced to Japan market as Impreza WRX in 1992. US introduction was in 2001.
Main features of the new WRX (U.S. model)
■ Enjoyment to control exceptional performance at driver’s will
The powerful acceleration of the turbo engine and the superior controllability of the Symmetrical AWD have been further enhanced.
Exceptional dynamic performance that generates driving excitement
Evolution of driving dynamics, the core pillar of WRX
Special equipment that maximizes the enjoyment of driving
■ Aggressive and sporty design that evokes the driving enjoyment
The bold and aggressive styling expresses the enjoyment of driving that the performance car offers.
Aggressive exterior raises expectations for exciting driving
Sporty and advanced interior styling
■ Advanced safety performance for driving with peace of mind
Enhanced safety performance of the new WRX enables driver to have more fun to drive
Upgraded EyeSight driver assist technology
■ Practical packaging that supports active lifestyles
A sporty design, comfortable cabin space, and a practical luggage space are all packed in a performance sedan package.
A spacious cabin with comfort
Functional luggage space that supports active lifestyle
*2: RECARO® is the registered trademark of RECARO Holding GmbH
Preliminary specification of the new WRX (U.S. model equipped with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheel)
(All data estimated and not final.)
|Engine||Type||2.4-liter Subaru BOXER (Horizontally-Opposed) four cylinder, DOHC,
Direct injection turbo
|Type||6MT||Subaru Performance Transmission|
|AWD System||Center differential
+ Viscous coupling
|Variable Torque Distribution AWD
MacPherson-type struts, lower L-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar/
Double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar
|Wheels||18-inch aluminum alloy|