THE next generation WRX not only ushers in a new era for the legendary rally-bred performance model, but it also paves the way for an addition that is set to capture the hearts and minds of Subaru enthusiasts across the country.
Subaru Australia has confirmed a WRX Sportswagon will also arrive on Australian shores in Q2, 2022. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, it cleverly combines the legendary turbocharged performance of the sedan with a touch of sophistication and an abundance of practicality.
“The WRX is a true rally-bred vehicle that has earned an iconic status over the decades, and the all-new WRX promises to deliver a thrilling experience to drivers,” Subaru Australia general manager Blair Read said.
“The WRX Sportswagon offers Australians an additional version of this performance machine with enhanced practicality for everyday use,” he added.
“We’re confident the all-new WRX and WRX Sportswagon will continue to build upon the performance model’s rich heritage as it ushers in a new era of style, technology, razor sharp handling and exhilaration.”
Both variants will feature symmetrical all-wheel drive for outstanding traction and a larger capacity and more powerful turbocharged 2.4-litre Boxer engine. The sedan will be offered with a 6-speed manual or a tuned 8-speed Subaru performance transmission.
In the case of the WRX Sportswagon, it will be offered exclusively with the paddle shift Sport Lineartronic performance auto, which provides variable torque distribution and sports shifting control for faster shifts, and downshift blipping control.
The renowned Subaru Global Platform (SGP), delivering benefits including increased rigidity aiding outstanding corner carving ability. EyeSight driver assist technology is fitted as standard in models equipped with the performance focused Sport Lineartronic.
Drive Mode Select, an exciting new feature on select variants that allows for advanced customisation of the vehicle characteristics, including electronically controlled dampers and steering, delivers an experience that can be tailored specifically to driver preferences.
Sharp LED headlights feature Subaru’s signature C-shaped motif, with the classic hexagonal front grille and muscular styling lines prominently featuring on both the sedan and Sportswagon body styles.
Aggressively designed 18-inch alloy wheels complement the new exterior styling. An 11.6-inch centre information display also features, with the highly responsive touchscreen standing proudly in the dash amidst an abundance of high quality, soft touch materials.
Sports bucket front seats ensure the occupants are comfortable and supported during spirited driving. The new 2022 WRX and WRX Sportswagon combine Subaru’s iconic raw performance with a new level of technology and sophistication.
With two modern body styles to choose from, the new WRX heralds the new era of a legend. Customers can register their interest for the Subaru WRX and WRX Sportwagon at: https://www.subaru.com.au/around-the-corner/register-your-interest/wrx
Stay tuned for more information, including further local specifications and pricing, in the coming weeks.