Terrible puns aside, the order books are open for the fifth generation Subaru WRX range, which will include three sedan and three Sportswagon variants. Two lower spec offerings will feature manual transmissions.
With over three decades of history, memories, and success to its name, the WRX this time features a completely revised 2.4-litre boxer engine pumping out 202kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
There will be plenty of flavours to choose from too, with the sedan available in WRX AWD, WRX AWD RS and WRX AWD tS. The base model and RS spec will offer you the choice of a six-speed manual or Subaru Performance (auto) transmission. The tS is auto only.
Marking a welcome return, the Sportswagon is available in WRX Sportswagon AWD, WRX Sportswagon AWD GT and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS, with all variants to offer the Subaru Performance transmission only.
Particular attention has been paid to the interior of the new model too, with an 11.6-inch touch screen driving the infotainment system. Dual zone climate control, flat-bottomed leather steering wheel and sports bucket seats adorn each model as well.
The top of the range tS variants will feature drive mode select with electronically controlled dampers allowing the driver to alter the cars dynamics.
“Building on its reputation as an exhilarating rally-rich car, the Subaru engineers have delivered a new WRX with aggressive styling, more power, new technology, and handles just as the driver intended,” Subaru managing director Blair Rad said.
The new generation WRX will offer a 14 per cent increase in front lateral flexural rigidity and an approximately 28 per cent increase in chassis torsional rigidity compared to previous generation sedan.
While full Australian WRX specifications will be confirmed in the coming months, we do know pricing, with the AWD manual kicking off at $44,990 in the sedan, and $49,990 in the auto wagon. The range topping tS is $56,990 for the sedan, and $57,990 for the wagon.
All prices are plus on-road costs. Interested customers can pre-order online via www.subaru.com.au/configure or through their local Subaru retailer.