Subaru WRX in a new version

Subaru WRX in a new version

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of having a WRX in his garage? It is a car that has established itself on the streets of demonstrations around the world, being an effective tool to fight for the stage. His “civilian” versions thus aroused legitimate interest. Now Subaru guarantees that the new version of the WRX is the most advanced generation in terms of design, technology and performance in the entire history of the model (since 2014 it has been a separate model line, previously the top version of the Impreza). The offer will also include the top-of-the-line GT.

The silhouette of the WRX shows at first glance the power potential of the car. The sharp edges from the sides of the body, the large intake on the hood, the hexagonal grille, the different covers on the wheel arches and on the side skirts, and finally the two double exhaust tips coming out from under the rear diffuser give them an aggressive look, but also very much. original character. Interestingly, the front fenders are now made of aluminum, thanks to which it was possible to reduce the weight by about 2.3 kg. Depending on the version, the WRX can run on 17-inch or 18-inch wheels.

The interior features red stitching on the upholstery, carbon fiber inserts and a multifunctional steering wheel with a molded lower lip. The dashboard is dominated by the new 11.6-inch touchscreen Starlink multimedia system that supports almost all car systems. Fortunately, some select features are still accessible using special physical buttons. Of course, the multimedia works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and in the higher packages it also offers voice-activated navigation by TomTom or the 11-channel sound system by Harman Kardon.

Recaro seats with 8-way adjustment are reserved for the GT version.

Subaru WRX 2022 – new platform

The car was built on the Subaru Global Platform (also used in Forester, Outback and Levorq models), which, according to Subaru, offers increased safety, better dynamics and reduced noise and vibration. According to Subaru, it offers a 28 percent increase in torsional stiffness and a 75 percent increase in torsional stiffness. an increase in the rigidity of the points of attachment to the body. The long suspension travel increases stability and improves traction on uneven surfaces, the rear stabilizer bar placed directly on the body, instead of a small system, works more efficiently and helps reduce twisting during cornering. Interestingly, compared to its predecessor, the suspension geometry has been changed and tuned for racing.

The GT version has electronically controlled equipment shock absorbers and three settings: Comfort, Normal and Sport, and the Drive Mode Select system provides additional options for drive setup, damper settings, SI-Drive settings and more – a total of 430 different customization options.

The WRX also gets a range of safety technologies, including Lane Keeping Assist and the EyeSight driver assistance system (standard on the GT) including Adaptive Cruise Control and a new Adaptive Cruise Control system in conjunction and the Pre-Collision Adjustment System. ) and assist steering control to avoid a collision at speeds below 80 km/h.

Subaru WRX – the most powerful car

Under the hood of the fifth generation WRX is a turbocharged boxer with a capacity of 2.4 liters of 271 hp and 350 Nm of torque, which can be connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox or the new Subaru Performance Transmission. and virtual 8 gears). The operation of the engine and automatic transmission can be adjusted to the driver’s preference thanks to three different settings of the SI-Drive performance management system. The WRX of course has symmetrical all-wheel drive and Active Torque Vectoring.

Subaru WRX – US only so far

Sales of the fifth-generation WRX in the United States begin at the beginning of next year. The bad news for fans of the brand is that it is not yet known if this generation will be available in Europe.